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Bannon on Fire in CA: Three Standing Ovations at GOP Convention Keynote

(Orange County, CA) Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon tonight delivered a fiery keynote address to about 500 people at the opening dinner of the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention, praising President Trump and declaring war on the GOP establishment.

Jerry Brown cap-and-trade (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap- and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.

FLEISCHMAN: 6 Reasons California Republicans Voted to Replace Obamacare

When Speaker Paul Ryan finally called last week for a vote of the House of Representatives for the American Healthcare Act (AHCA), the Republican plan described by Ryan as the “repeal and replace” bill for Obamacare, there seemed to be some surprise that the entire 14-member California Republican delegation voted for it.

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FLEISCHMAN: CA Senate Prez De León Pushes ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

State Senate President Kevin De León, who recently made headlines by announcing that he has relatives in California who are here in violation of U.S. immigration laws, is pushing legislation to make California a “Sanctuary State” – i.e. prohibiting state law enforcement agencies in California from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

FLEISCHMAN: Time for California GOP to Consider Embracing Trump

California’s Republican leaders are distancing themselves from President-elect Trump – but they may want to consider a different strategy. Frankly, it’s going to take a new strategy, and a bit of a “Hail Mary” for the GOP to find a path back to relevance in the Golden State.

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Democrats Win Supermajority in State Assembly

Election Day for Republicans, nationally, was a very good night. Not only did the GOP win the presidency with the election of Donald J. Trump, but it also retained control of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and won gains at the state level across the country.