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  • Protest Turns Violent at Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.

    04/29/2016 4:34:57 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | STEVE KENNY
    A protest outside a campaign rally for Donald J. Trump in Costa Mesa, Calif., turned violent late Thursday night, as the crowd smashed a police car, the authorities closed nearby streets and officers arrested about 20 people. The unrest erupted outside an amphitheater where Mr. Trump, the favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, was addressing several thousand supporters, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. There were no major injuries, and the Sheriff’s Department reported on Twitter that the protest was over and that the crowds had dispersed around 11 p.m., after officers on horseback pushed people...
  • Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern California

    04/29/2016 3:49:04 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    MSN News ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN,
    Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful Thursday as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy late in the evening and spilled into the streets. At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows...
  • LIVE:Trump keynote speech California GOP @ 12noon 4/29/2016

    04/29/2016 2:22:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 39 replies
    Friday, April 29, 2016: Live stream of Donald Trump’s keynote speech at the California Republican Party Convention’s Kickoff Lunch Banquet in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak at 12:00 PM PDT. No rallies today just the keynote speech @ 4pm EDT.
  • Donald Trump Supporter Does Donuts Around Anti Trump Protesters

    04/29/2016 12:47:09 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | ABC News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXpJXKCUiHc
  • Some skirmishes in aftermath of Southern California Trump rally

    04/28/2016 11:50:49 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tribune News Service
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California. Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the speech at the Orange County Fairgrounds. They were peaceful beforehand but grew increasingly unruly afterward, blocking an intersection and jumping on cars. The front and back window of one police car were smashed and a man wearing a Trump T-shirt got into a fistfight after someone stole his hat. The man was left with bloody nose and blood-streaked face but was not seriously injured.
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Tangle With Drivers, Police In Costa Mesa

    04/28/2016 8:59:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 88 replies
    COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters clashed with drivers and police Thursday evening in Costa Mesa. Trump was speaking to thousands at a rally at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The group gathered just outside held signs and Mexican and American flags to protest the controversial GOP presidential front-runner. The protest group spilled out into the streets and blocked traffic in several intersections. Stu Mundel reported overhead in Sky 9. The group of protesters was described as “very large and very aggressive.”
  • Thousands rally as Trump turns toward California

    04/28/2016 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | Gillian Flaccus and Amy Taxin, Associated Press |
    Thousands of supporters turned out Thursday as Donald Trump brought his campaign to Southern California, predictably sparking shouting matches with counter-demonstrators. Heated words were exchanged after people wearing expletive-laden anti-Trump shirts began to taunt people waiting in line to attend Trump's evening speech in an amphitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Trump supporters surrounded the demonstrators and shouted "Build that wall! Build that wall!" — a reference to Trump's call to create a barrier between the United States and Mexico to stop illegal border crossers. Later, county sheriff's deputies in riot gear and on horseback formed a barrier between a...
  • High-Speed Rail Board to Weigh in on Revised California Plan

    04/28/2016 1:48:51 PM PDT · by MeganC · 27 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 4.28.2016 | juliet williams
    The board that oversees California's high-speed rail project is expected to approve a revised plan calling for a $64 billion approach that sends the train from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern California.
  • Donald Trump Doesn’t Need Indiana Anymore

    04/28/2016 8:53:33 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | Apri 28,2016 | Nate Cohn
    For the last month or so, Donald Trump’s path to 1,237 delegates has been clear: Win Indiana and California. But after his strong showings in the Northeast, Indiana no longer seems to be a must-win state to capture the Republican nomination. Sure, winning the state would be very helpful toward gaining a majority of delegates. Without Indiana, he would struggle to get the 1,237 bound delegates needed to wrap up the nomination heading into the convention. But there’s now a credible path to winning on the first ballot without it. The main reason is Mr. Trump’s success on Tuesday among...
  • Feds arrest three relatives of San Bernardino terrorists

    04/28/2016 12:24:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2016
    The feds on Thursday busted the brother of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, in connection to a marriage scam that only came to light after last year’s jihadist massacre in California, officials said. Farook’s brother Syed Raheel Farook, 31, his Russian wife Tatiana Farook, 31, and her sister Mariya Chernykh, 26, were all taken into custody from their homes in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. All three were charged with marriage fraud, federal conspiracy and making false statements. Their phony marriages were basis for filling out immigration papers, obtaining bank accounts and driver licenses, officials said.
  • Prosecutors: 3 connected to San Bernardino shooter arrested

    04/28/2016 11:23:10 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    WRAL/AP ^ | 4/28/2016 | uncredited
    LOS ANGELES — Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third person arrested is the wife of Enrique Marquez Jr., a friend of Farook's who has been charged for his alleged role in aiding the violence, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The two women arrested are Russian immigrants. Prosecutors say the three participated in a marriage fraud conspiracy that involved lying under oath to obtain immigration benefits. [snip]
  • FBI arrests brother of San Bernardino terrorist and 2 others on marriage fraud charges

    04/28/2016 10:49:01 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 13 replies
    ederal agents arrested three people, including the older brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, on charges of marriage fraud, conspiracy and lying to federal investigators on Thursday morning, according to a criminal complaint. Syed Raheel Farook, the brother of Syed Rizwan Farook; his wife, Tatiana Farook; and her sister Mariya Chernykh were all arrested Thursday morning and charged in a five-count indictment filed in federal court that centers around a fraudulent marriage between Chernykh and Enrique Marquez, who has been charged with aiding in the deadly Dec. 2 attack at the Inland Regional Center. Two people were arrested...
  • The 2010 census missed thousands of California's Latino children

    04/28/2016 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Sarah D. Wire
    More than 113,000 young Latinos in California weren't counted in the 2010 census, a new study says, and Latino advocacy groups want to be sure the U.S. Census Bureau is working to reduce that number in 2020. With an estimated 47,000 uncounted Latino children, Los Angeles County alone is home to 12% of the estimated 400,000 Latino children in the U.S. not counted in 2010, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and Child Trends' Hispanic Institute. California could gain another congressional seat in 2020, and "that will depend...
  • Top L.A. Vegan Restaurant Owners Receiving Death Threats for Slaughtering Animals

    04/28/2016 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 43 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 28, 2016 | Gary Baum
    L.A.'s vegan vortex has angrily turned on the most prominent vegan restaurant group in town this week as word has spread that its owners are not just eating meat but raising and slaughtering animals at the working farm where they live in Northern California. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the husband-and-wife proprietors of favored entertainment industry haunt Cafe Gratitude, tell The Hollywood Reporter they've been receiving death threats as part of a quickly growing, internet-bred campaign against them. It has also spawned a deluge of one-star reviews on their local outposts' respective Yelp pages, a boycott group on Facebook that tallies...
  • Official Certified List of Candidates [California]

    04/28/2016 10:18:01 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 1 replies
    California Secretary of State ^ | 4/1/16 | Alex Padilla
    (Certify letter is an image) Presidential Primary Election - June 7, 2016 Official Certified List of Candidates
  • FBI ARRESTS 3 PEOPLE CONNECTED TO SAN BERNARDINO KILLER SYED FAROOK (SHORTENED)

    04/28/2016 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    Breaking.
  • The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million

    04/28/2016 7:19:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Law Newz.com ^ | April 27th, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million ‘Donation’ to Help Carly Fiorina by Rachel Stockman April 27th, 2016 Note: This article was first published March 30, 2016. Months ago, before the Republican race was whittled down to just three candidates, a very curious thing happened. The Ted Cruz super PAC ‘donated’ $500,000 to the Carly Fiorina super PAC, CARLY for America. A few articles popped up at the time, and the Federal Election Commission even issued a letter asking the Cruz super PAC to better explain what the donation was for. To be clear, a half a million...
  • Revealed: inside the tug of war to run Donald Trump's California campaign

    04/28/2016 7:18:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/28/2016 | Paul Lewis
    Tim Clark was asked if he was interested in running Donald Trump's campaign in California earlier this month. "Interested?" he recalls telling an emissary for the Republican frontrunner. "You bet I'm interested. I'm about to fall out of my chair." Clark could have been forgiven for assuming the job of Trump's state director in California, the most delegate-rich primary contest, and the one likely to determine the outcome of the 2016 Republican race, would involve being thrust into the billionaire's inner circle. Yet more than two weeks into the role, Clark has still not met with Trump or even spoken...
  • 2 LIVE Trump rallies 4/28/2016 Evansville, IN @ 12pmCDT & Costa Mesa, CA @ 7pmPDT

    04/28/2016 12:00:31 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,491 replies
    EVANSVILLE, IN Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. The population was 117,429 at the 2010 census. Old National Events Plaza Scheduled for Apr 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Evansville, IN at the Old National Events Plaza. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM Central time. Evansville Skyline COSTA MESA, CA Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County, California. The population was 109,960 at the 2010 United States Census Scheduled for Apr 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28, 2016:...
  • Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Focus on California

    04/27/2016 9:36:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Yamiche Alcindor
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Battered by four defeats in Tuesday night’s primaries, Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off hundreds of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning the June 7 California primary. The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after Hillary Clinton’s victories widened her delegate lead and left her all but certain to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ...

    04/27/2016 8:17:46 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/27/16 | Betsy Kline (Twitter)
    This Cruz/Fiorina event starts in 15 minutes ... (Video of the crowd at Cruz event at link) https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/725411055363567616
  • Snapchat Fights for Right to Take Selfies in the Voting Booth

    A photography ban is in place at all San Diego polling locationsIf you will be heading to the voting booth for the primary in June, do not take a selfie. According to the San Diego Registrar of Voters, taking photos inside a polling place during voting hours is banned. But for many voters, especially the younger generation, a voting booth photo is a must. According to an article published in the New York Times Tuesday, several states like Pennsylvania and Vermont have banned taking pictures inside the voting booth. Those who violate the ban can be fined up to...
  • Bernie Sanders To Cut 'Hundreds Of Campaign Jobs' And Focus On Winning California

    04/27/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | APRIL 27, 2016, 4:42 PM EDT | Sara Jerde
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he would cut hundreds of jobs and re-shift the focus of his campaign toward winning the California primary next month, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Sanders' comments came a day after he lost four primaries in Northeastern states to opponent Hillary Clinton, who already had hundreds more delegates promised to her campaign. In the wake of those losses, Sanders said he didn't need as many staffers around the country as he had before. “So what we are going to do is allocate our resources to the 14 contests that remain, and...
  • Twitter Goes Nuts Over Carly Fiorina’s Spontaneous Singing (best reactions)

    04/27/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 5:39 pm, April 27th, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Carly Fiorina‘s spontaneous singing at Ted Cruz‘s rally earlier this afternoon was a little odd and a little charming. So naturally, Twitter went nuts. Fiorina sang a little bit and came up with lyrics dedicated to Cruz’s two little girls. The reaction was remarkably overwhelming:
  • Donald Trump in Orange County: He's coming to OC fairgrounds rally on Thursday (CA)

    04/27/2016 12:56:35 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    OC Register ^ | 4/27/2016 | Martin Wisckol
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is coming to Costa Mesa for a 7 p.m. rally Thursday at the OC Fair & Events Center, according to his campaign. The first Orange County visit by Trump since entering the race comes as he gears up for California's June 7 primary, which could determine whether he reaches the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination in advance of the Republican National Convention in July.
  • Climate activist Steyer launching voter drive on college campuses

    04/27/2016 11:48:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/25/16 | Timothy Cama
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25 million campaign to get millennials to vote for candidates who care about climate change this year. The effort through Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization, for which he’s the main donor, will focus on sending campaigners to more than 200 colleges in seven battleground states. Steyer said the effort is meant to take advantage of millennials’ strong convictions and desire to take action on climate change and to direct that energy toward electing the right people to office. “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer clean energy solutions, so...
  • Carly- I agree with you!

    04/27/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 24 replies
    Donald J. Trump Facebook / CNN ^ | March 10, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    "Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa, he says whatever he needs to say to get elected and then he's gonna do as he pleases. I think the American people are tired of the political class." - Carly Fiorina
  • WMUR first: Cruz to announce intention to name Fiorina as his running mate

    04/27/2016 9:33:34 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 221 replies
    WMUR ^ | 04/27/16 | staff
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce on Wednesday afternoon that former presidential rival Carly Fiorina has agreed to be his running mate should he win the GOP presidential nomination. Sources confirmed to WMUR political director Josh McElveen and political reporter John DiStaso that Fiorina, who has been a supporter of Cruz for several weeks, will be the focus of the announcement that Cruz intends to make in Indiana Wednesday afternoon.
  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 460 replies
    CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM
  • SF could ban business with firms in states hostile to LGBT rights

    04/26/2016 7:07:20 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2016 | Emily Green
    San Francisco would have to stop entering into contracts with companies based in states that bar civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors. The proposed ordinance, by Supervisor Scott Wiener, is another effort to increase pressure on North Carolina and Mississippi to rescind recently enacted laws to limit transgender rights.
  • Unions' $15 Minimum Wage About-Face

    04/25/2016 1:56:11 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Rex Sinquefield
    Recent discussions within Los Angeles labor groups reveal inherent hypocrisy within the “Fight for $15” campaign. Unions paid plenty of lip service toward this effort, which would raise the minimum wage to $15. The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, and this month California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2022. It seems that unions should be celebrating this supposed win for workers – yet union leaders are currently seeking an exemption to the $15-an-hour minimum wage for union...
  • Carly Fiorina Is on Ted Cruz Shortlist for VP Pick

    04/25/2016 1:46:14 PM PDT · by AuntB · 143 replies
    NBC News Political Unit ^ | NBC News Political Unit
    Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has a short list of potential vice presidential picks that includes former rival Carly Fiorina, campaign aides announced Monday. Cruz's campaign manager tweeted that they "have narrowed our VP candidates to a short list and are going thru the normal processes associated with picking a running mate." A top aide to Fiorina confirmed to NBC News that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who endorsed Cruz earlier this year was on the list. The vice presidential candidate selection process has typically been a secretive one in modern presidential politics. Candidates generally shy away from talking publicly about the...
  • A Political Attack On Free Speech And Privacy Thwarted -- For Now

    04/25/2016 2:18:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 25, 2016 | George Leef
    <p>Most “Progressives” believe that opposition to their plans for a government with the power to create the perfect society is essentially illegitimate. Therefore, they seldom hesitate to use any means they can to delegitimize, defund, and defeat conservatives and libertarians. For many, the weapon of choice is to misuse the law, turning it into a sword that can be used to cut down the opposition.</p>
  • Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Liz Mair Connected to Attacks on Trump’s Wife

    03/28/2016 4:00:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 101 replies
    Cowager Nation.com ^ | March 28, 2016 5:33 pm | Caiden Cowager
    Make America Awesome is a political action committee owned by Liz Mair, that launched attacks on Donald Trump’s wife, Melania. The organization exploited pictures of the potential next first lady, laying nude, posing on top of a bed, for a GQ photo-shoot. On Thursday, Carly Fiorina personally emailed her supporters, announcing that she is re-launching Carly for America as a multi-candidate PAC. Here is where it gets interesting — Make America Awesome and Carly for America have the same mailing address: P.O. Box 26141, Alexandria, VA 22313. Carly for America & Make America Awesome Carly for America & Make America...
  • Cruz Sex Scandal Story Just the Latest Bombshell (Possible Explanation for $500k Fiorina Donation?)

    03/25/2016 4:16:19 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 113 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 3/25/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Last July, a Cruz-affiliated super PAC donated $500,000 to Fiorina's campaign, without explanation -- a highly unusual move that is being reexamined in light of the Enquirer's report about Cruz's indiscretions. And Fiorina made a highly publicized last-minute endorsement of Cruz in the final days before the Florida primary, helping him come in a respectable second to Trump and keeping his White House hopes alive.
  • Ted Cruz Will Not Deny Adultery Carly Fiorina Deflects (3-28-16) (Video)

    03/29/2016 8:58:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 224 replies
    Video LinkI couldn't find this video posted in its own thread and thought some folks who missed it might appreciate it.
  • With Christie and Fiorina out, where will their supporters go?

    02/11/2016 7:22:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/11/2016
    <p>Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie -- two Republican candidates who at one point enjoyed loyal followings -- are now out of the 2016 race.</p> <p>The question is, where will their supporters go?</p> <p>At first blush, the candidates would seem to hail from a pro-business, establishment-friendly wing of the party -- suggesting their supporters would gravitate in that direction as they look for another candidate to back.</p>
  • Cruz Campaign Vetting Carly for VP

    04/25/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/25/2016 | Michael Warren
    Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. According to a spokeswoman for Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one-time presidential candidate is being vetted by Cruz's campaign. "Normal stuff," said Sarah Isgur Flores, who served as deputy campaign manager during Fiorina's bid, when asked about the process. She added that Fiorina has met with members of the Cruz campaign and has given them financial disclosures and other documentation. Flores added that "no offers" have been made. On ABC's This Week Sunday, reporter Jon Karl floated the idea that Cruz...
  • Should Cruz pick his VP this week? (Get Blown Out Tomorrow; ICarly Fiorina For VP)

    04/25/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 120 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on April 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The idea was floated over the weekend by Jon Karl on ABC, as you’ll see below, and started some conservative tweeters chattering. I think there’s more upside to it than downside, but there are downsides. Cruz needs media oxygen in the next week, a way to have the story not just be Trump's NE sweep. Not a lot of ways to get that.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Picking a running mate now could limit his dealmaking options at the convention. But first you gotta get to the convention.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Cruz is going to...
  • Bill Kristol Pushes Jim Mattis For Third Party Run: "Patriotic Americans" Will Look At This Choice

    04/25/2016 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    BILL KRISTOL: The only thing that appeals to me is what Reince Priebus just called a dumb idea, which is giving the American people a better choice than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... I think an independent candidacy is totally doable, I think it will happen. The ballot access problems are not -- STEPHANOPOULOS: -- coming up on the filing deadlines -- KRISTOL: -- oh, Texas, North Carolina. Every other state -- no other state's filing deadlines' before June 27th. You couldn't wait until the convention. You'd have to decide after Indiana, possibly after California. I think there will be...
  • Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich

    04/24/2016 7:58:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 146 replies
    Cruz campaign announces they're focusing on Indiana and clearing a path for Kasich in Oregon and New Mexico.
  • Liberals sympathetic to criminals in SF crime wave

    04/24/2016 8:21:00 PM PDT · by LCrane · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/24/16 | Thomas Fuller
    San Francisco, America’s boom town, is flooded with the cash of well-paid technology workers and record numbers of tourists. At the same time, the city has seen a sharp jump in property crime, up more than 60 percent since 2010, though the actual increase may be higher because many of the crimes go unreported. A customer who came to have a broken window fixed, Dan Edmonds-Waters, showed San Franciscan forgiveness. He said he felt sorry for whomever broke a window of his limited-edition BMW twice, stealing his gym bag both times. “I have a lot of sympathy for folks who...
  • San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen

    04/24/2016 6:44:57 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2016 | THOMAS FULLER
    SAN FRANCISCO — From her apartment at the foot of the celebrated zigzags of Lombard Street, Judith Calson has twice peered out her window as thieves smashed their way into cars and snatched whatever they could. She has seen foreign tourists cry after cash and passports were stolen. She shudders when she recounts the story of the Thai tourist who was shot because he resisted thieves taking his camera. And that is her tally from the last year alone. “I never thought of this area as a high-crime neighborhood,” Ms. Calson, a retired photographer, said of this leafy part of...
  • [April 14, 2016] Exclusive — Trump California Political Director: ‘We Have Already Outmatched’ Cruz

    04/22/2016 8:51:08 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 80 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Tim Clark, hand-picked by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump this week to be his new California political director, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Wednesday evening that the Trump campaign has "already outmatched" Sen. Ted Cruz in the Golden State. "I've only been on the job for the past 24 hours," Clark said, "but it is a large, grassroots, unstoppable, momentous movement that is elevating Donald Trump in the state." On Monday, Cruz's own California political director, former state GOP chair Mike Schroeder, speculated that the Trump campaign would fail to find enough delegates to fill three slots in each...
  • California voters' five top issues

    04/22/2016 9:12:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    For the first time in decades, the California presidential primary matters. The candidates are thinking about it already, opening offices and testing the waters to see what's important here. We'd like to help.
  • California Primary — Fox News: Trump 49, Cruz 22, Kasich 20 (Trump up 27pts)

    04/22/2016 6:51:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/22/2016 | Joel Pollak
    A new Fox News poll of likely California primary voters released late Friday shows Donald Trump leading the Republican field with with 49%, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) a distant second at 22%, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 20%.
  • Watch Out, Hillary Clinton: A Revolt Is Brewing in the Democratic Party

    04/22/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Dayen
    My unscientific poll of Maryland voters in next week’s Democratic presidential primary gives Bernie Sanders a 100 percent lead in early returns. “I just voted for Bernie Sanders today,” said Thomas Frank, author of several books, including 2004’s best-seller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and this year’s Listen, Liberal: or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? “I advance voted in Maryland. I have my little ‘I Voted’ sticker on my shirt,” Frank told me in an interview this week. Frank spoke with Sanders back in 2014, when he was deciding whether to run for president and whether to...
  • Uh Oh: New Poll Shows Hillary In Danger Of Losing California

    04/22/2016 4:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to close out the Democratic race may be going awry, as a new poll shows she’s in danger of losing California to Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to a new Fox News poll conducted April 18-21, Clinton has the support of 48 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Sanders is right behind with 46 percent. That’s the closest margin yet between the two in the state, which awards more delegates to the Democratic National Convention than any other. Clinton holds a substantial delegate lead over Sanders and remains heavily favored to win the...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump leads in California, Clinton-Sanders in close race

    04/22/2016 3:48:46 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/22/2016 | Dana Blanton
    Republican Donald Trump holds a big lead in California, in a new Fox News Poll, while Hillary Clinton has a razor-thin edge over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race. Trump captures 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters. That’s more than the combined support for his two remaining competitors: Ted Cruz receives 22 percent and John Kasich 20 percent. The mogul leads his rivals by a wide margin among every demographic group, including those he sometimes has trouble capturing: women, young voters, college graduates, and very conservatives. Trump 49 Cruz 22 Kasich 20
  • Republicans fret: Is Cruz crumbling?

    04/22/2016 2:13:29 PM PDT · by Mariner · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 22nd, 2016 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s wipeout in the New York primary, while expected, nevertheless rattled many Republican insiders and activists who did not foresee the magnitude of the defeat. Is Cruz crumbling? Was Wisconsin an anomaly? The Cruz campaign set itself up, sending the candidate to campaign for days in New York and suggesting that Cruz could pick off congressional districts. He didn’t, and worse, came in third. Expectations should have been kept low. Really low. Just as they recovered from New York, anti-Trump Republicans looked up to see a batch of polls from the states that will be voting on April...