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FLEISCHMAN: How Donald Trump’s Audiences React to His ‘Being Trump’

The reactions from across the spectrum of American politics to reports that President Donald Trump, in a recent closed-door meeting with Washington, DC politicians discussing immigration policy, referred to some Third World countries as “shitholes” has been really something to

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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.

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FLEISCHMAN: CA GOP Has Fared Poorly in ‘Jungle Primary’ Era

Over the past few weeks, leading into the California Republican Party’s convention in Orange County this weekend, there have been mailings supporting the argument that the “top two” or “jungle primary” system created by Proposition 14 in 2010 is a good idea.

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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.

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Jerry Brown’s New Budget Includes Millions to Defend Illegal Aliens from Deportation

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his May revisions to the state budget proposal he rolled out in January. Buried deep among billions of dollars in proposed new spending are millions of dollars for the state to provide criminal defense for illegal immigrants in California who are facing deportation to their home country by our own federal government.

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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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Can Jerry Brown Rally Dems in Legislature For $54 Billion In New Taxes?

Governor Brown is on the eve of a self-appointed April 6 deadline to push what he has titled the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which seeks to impose new gasoline taxes and car registration fees to bring in an estimated $52.4 billion in increased tax revenues over the next decade alone.

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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.

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FLEISCHMAN: California Republicans Huddle In Sacramento

This weekend, the California Republican Party’s biennial organizational convention will be held at Sacramento’s Hyatt Hotel, where some of the thousand-plus delegates will be treated to a room overlooking the State Capitol.

BURLINGAME, CA - APRIL 29: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the California Republican Party Convention on April 29, 2016 in Burlingame, California. Trump is preparing for the California Primary on June 7. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

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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In Blue California, Democrats On Verge Of Regaining Supermajorities

California continues to cement its place as a national outlier, with Hillary Clinton clobbering Donald Trump by nearly 30 points as the last ballots are counted. Now, California Democrats looked to have gained a supermajority in the state legislature as well.

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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.

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Five Things To Look For As California Votes

Voters in California will play no role in the high profile national elections that have dominated the public stage, but here are some important issues and elections to watch in the Golden State.

California Gov. Jerry Brown lifts a signed bill creating highest statewide minimum wage at $15 an hour by 2022 at the Ronald Reagan building in Los Angeles, Monday, April 4, 2016. California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour, the highest …

6 Terrible California Bills Jerry Brown Should Veto

Here’s just a sampling of some very bad California bills that were passed (there were a lot more). Unfortunately, every one of these bills drew some GOP support. In some cases that support made the difference in passing.

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Tax Breaks For Olympic Medalists? No Thanks!

Last week Democrats in the State Capitol killed a bill by conservative Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) that would have exempted Olympic medal winners from paying state taxes on their winnings.

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Proposition 57: Jerry Brown’s Early Release For Violent Criminals

Governor Jerry Brown has placed before voters this November a ballot measure deceptively titled the “Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016” – when it might be more accurately dubbed the “Let Violent Criminals Out Of Prison Early Act of 2016.”

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Sacramento Democrats Target Munger Transparency Measure

Bay Area billionaire and moderate Republican mega-donor Charles Munger, Jr. has proposed a transparency measure, the California Legislative Transparency Act, likely to qualify for the ballot this November. However, Democrats in Sacramento may try to stop it first.