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Left-Wing Hot Take: James Comey’s Like a Victim of Sexual Harassment

The left has come up with a takeaway from fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week: The man who was in charge of the “world’s premier security and crime-fighting forces” is a victim of sexual harassment.

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L.A. Times: Hollywood’s ‘Legacy Movie Business Under Siege’

The Los Angles Times’ Ryan Faughnder reports that the traditional Hollywood film business faces several key challenges as a by-product of disruptive technology and changing distribution methods, resulting in a high level of executive turnover at the major studios as the industry attempts to adapt to evolving consumer tastes.

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Victory Lap for the Much-Maligned USC/L.A. Times Poll

The USC Dornsife/Los Angles Times Daybreak presidential poll, which was widely criticized by the mainstream media for showing Republican Donald Trump consistently ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton, is taking a victory lap on Wednesday morning.

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Still Climbing: Donald Trump Reaches New High In L.A. Times Tracking Poll

Donald Trump appears to have maintained his lead, despite Clinton’s triumphant return to the campaign trail last week and appears to have shrugged off the latest media fueled birther controversy. Trump’s lead began after Clinton’s health scare last week in New York City, and has now risen 4.3 points in one week.

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L.A. Times: Trump Up 7 over Clinton; Breaks 20% Among Blacks

The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll puts Republican nominee Donald Trump up nearly 7 points over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as of Sunday morning. He also hit an all-time high of 20.1% among black voters.

LACONIA, NH - SEPTEMBER 15: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump works the rope line after speaking at Laconia Middle School September 15, 2016 in Laconia, New Hampshire. Trump is in a tight race with Hillary Clinton as the November election nears. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

L.A. Times Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Still Rising

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to rise in the L.A. Times daily tracking poll, leading Hillary Clinton by 6.4 points. Trump has 47.4 percent while Clinton only has 41 percent. Trump has now matched his previous high in the

LACONIA, NH - SEPTEMBER 15: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump works the rope line after speaking at Laconia Middle School September 15, 2016 in Laconia, New Hampshire. Trump is in a tight race with Hillary Clinton as the November election nears. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

L.A. Times Tracking Poll: Donald Trump Up Six Points

Donald Trump continues his polling climb in the L.A. Times political tracking poll, as he now leads Hillary Clinton by six points. Trump is now at 47.2 percent while Clinton is at 41.3 percent. The poll suggests that Trump has

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Radisson Hotel August 25, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Speaking from a teleprompter at the rally, Trump cast the November presidential election as a battle between the people and the special interests. (Photo by

Tracking Poll: Donald Trump In Virtual Tie

The poll lead has veered back and forth between the two candidates throughout August, even though Trump was ahead by seven points at the end of July.

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L.A. Times Offers 0% Loan to Buy OC Register

After the Orange County Register filed an emergency bankruptcy at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, surprised a federal court hearing with $3 million zero rate interest loan to keep the Register and Riverside’s Press-Enterprise operating in what appears to be a move to gain monopoly control of SoCal newspaper publishing.

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L.A. Times: Voters ‘Believed’ They Were for Religious Liberty

The Los Angeles Times, reporting that Houston voters rejected a city ordinance Tuesday that would have expanded transgender access to public restrooms, said that the fight had been between between gay rights advocates and those “who believed they were defending religious liberty” (emphasis added).

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L.A. Times Staff Purge Continues

The L.A. Times is still bleeding employees this week with the announcement of a third high-placed staffer leaving the paper.

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Mass Layoffs at SD-UT

San Diego Union-Tribune employees are suffering 178 layoffs this week resulting from May’s announced sale of the newspaper from Doug Manchester to multi-news outlet owner of the Los Angeles Times, Tribune Publishing.

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L.A. Times Defends Obama on ISIS; Polls Disagree

The Los Angeles Times published an editorial on Tuesday defending President Barack Obama’s policy of confronting ISIS (Islamic State) through “strategic patience” and rallied behind his long-held opposition to sending U.S. troops to the Middle East. However, most of America doesn’t agree.

Sony Hack: Bizarre Emails Now Threaten Employees

Sony Hack: Bizarre Emails Now Threaten Employees

It’s been more than a week since news broke that Sony Pictures Entertainment had fallen victim to a vicious cyber attack; now, the scandal has taken another turn.  The group allegedly behind the hack, the Guardians of Peace, sent emails to a

L.A. Times: Latinos Avoid Obamacare for Fear of Relatives Being Deported

L.A. Times: Latinos Avoid Obamacare for Fear of Relatives Being Deported

Many Latinos are not enrolling in ObamaCare because they fear that the information they give to the government may expose relatives who are illegal immigrants and trigger their deportation, according to the Los Angeles Times. In California, about 600,000 Latinos

EXCLUSIVE: Knight, Donnelly Blast L.A. Times Campaign Coverage

EXCLUSIVE: Knight, Donnelly Blast L.A. Times Campaign Coverage

The Los Angeles Times ran a story on Wednesday reporting that California State Senator Steven Knight (R-Palmdale) had told fellow Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly “not to participate” in walking “precincts for him in Santa Clarita this weekend.”  Donnelly is, in fact,

L.A. 'Epicenter of Narco-dollar Money Laundering'

L.A. 'Epicenter of Narco-dollar Money Laundering'

Early Wednesday morning, approximately 1,000 law enforcement officials raided Los Angeles businesses throughout the city’s Fashion District, resulting in nine arrests and what has now been determined to be over $100 million in cash seizures, according to Thom Mrozek, a

L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

L.A. Times Prints Front-Page Defense of Hamas Terror Against Israel

The Los Angeles Times leads Thursday with a story entitled: “Gaza’s dilemma: Deadly war or suffocating Israeli embargo.” According to the story, Palestinians in Gaza are left with no choice but to wage war, because if they do not fire rockets

L.A. Times Attacks Jerry Brown's Claims on Prison Reform

L.A. Times Attacks Jerry Brown's Claims on Prison Reform

The Los Angeles Times reports that despite California Governor Jerry Brown crowing in early 2013, “The prison emergency is over in California,” prison costs have skyrocketed, the prisons are overflowing with criminals, and the overflow has prompted the state to

Hollywood Playbook: Friday's Top 5 Stories

Hollywood Playbook: Friday's Top 5 Stories

The United States Navy Loves Michael Bay’s ‘Last Ship’ Judging from this Los Angeles Times article, director Michael Bay’s longstanding and positive relationship with the American military is paying off in a large way for his new TNT series “The

Hollywood Playbook: Tuesday's Top 5 News Items

Hollywood Playbook: Tuesday's Top 5 News Items

Is “The Americans” Anti-American? In an earlier Playbook, one of the commenters asked if I thought the FX series “The Americans” was critical of America or an attempt to make the old Soviet Union look good in some way. First

Hollywood Playbook: Monday's Top 5 News Items

Hollywood Playbook: Monday's Top 5 News Items

Bieber Caught Using N-Word On Video; No, Celebs Don’t Have It Worse Today Over the weekend a five year-old video surfaced of a 15 year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist “Why don’t black people…” joke that contained the N-word. Bieber

CA Minimum Wage Hike Would Hurt Workers' Purchasing Power

CA Minimum Wage Hike Would Hurt Workers' Purchasing Power

Despite evidence that big government policies have resulted in “internal devaluation,” California’s State Senate has approved a minimum wage hike that would cost California taxpayers an estimated $80 million plus over the next four years, and that’s just the start.

San Diego Fires Die Down as Arson Investigation Heats Up

San Diego Fires Die Down as Arson Investigation Heats Up

A local landscaper allegedly witnessed the start of the Carlsbad fire and saw someone in a golf cart fleeing the scene, stopping to watch the flames for a brief time. Three suspects have been arrested on suspicion of arson in

L.A. Times Snubs Christians with No Easter Coverage

L.A. Times Snubs Christians with No Easter Coverage

As I drove back from Mass at my community’s Roman Catholic Church on Easter Sunday, I felt uplifted by my Pastor’s message that it is a day for Catholics and other Christians to be grateful and to renew one’s faith.

Texas Cities Should Learn From Bankrupt, Spendthrift Detroit

Texas Cities Should Learn From Bankrupt, Spendthrift Detroit

Detroit is, quite literally, bankrupt. In fact, they are still in bankruptcy proceedings. Yet in spite of this, they appear to have learned nothing. Hopefully Texans are taking note, so that the Lone Star State does not experience similar problems