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  • Richard Viguerie: Ted Cruz's Victory Foretells Conservative Takeover of GOP

    08/01/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 60 replies
    Sacbee.com ^ | 7-31-2012 | Richard Viguerie
    "The victory of Ted Cruz in the Texas Republican Senate runoff primary means that the torch is being passed to a new generation of principled small government constitutional conservatives and that the 'let's make a deal' Republican Party of old will soon go the way of the Dodo bird. "Ted's nomination sent a strong signal that a new conservative Republican Party is being born and, by 2016, principled conservatives will replace most leaders in Congress and the Party at the national, state, and local levels. GOP leaders should 'ask not for whom the bell tolls -- it tolls for thee.'...
  • Editorial: To cut health costs, doctors, hospitals must end unneeded medical procedures

    04/08/2012 12:06:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/8/12 | Editor
    For weeks now, the nation has been riveted by arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court over one provision of the Affordable Care Act. Does the law's requirement that every adult buy health insurance violate the U.S. Constitution? We think it does not. Yet even if the court ultimately shares that view, the federal health care reform law will face monumental hurdles to be successfully implemented. The biggest of these is its cost. Can the nation afford to insure all its citizens? If we don't get a handle on rising health care costs the answer to that more important question is...
  • McClatchy invests in company to guard news content

    01/05/2012 10:36:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/5/12 | Dale Kasler
    The McClatchy Co. of Sacramento said today it's one of 29 initial investors in a company designed to license and make profit from online news content.McClatchy, which publishes The Bee, joined with other news companies in launching NewsRight, a fledgling business led by former ABC News President David Westin . . .
  • Q&A: A wave of anger that jolts both parties { TEA PARTIES }

    09/13/2010 1:16:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/13/10 | Margaret Talev
    When the tea party movement arose in early 2009, it seemed more a sign of the times – a backlash to the recession and President Barack Obama's election – than a lasting force.The movement has outlived many expectations. Thousands of tea party groups have sprung up across the country, and tea party activists are having a significant impact on shaping Republican primaries.Here's a primer on the tea party movement. Is the tea party a political party?No. The name plays on the 1773 Boston Tea Party, when colonists protested British efforts to tax tea imports and dumped tea into Boston Harbor....
  • Tea-party allies include Obama birth site skeptics

    01/26/2010 7:44:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 36 replies · 1,272+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/26/10 | Steve Wiegand
    Californians are pretty sure President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.A., but not at all sure about the tea party movement, according to a new Field Poll. Conversely, the survey found that those who identify strongly with tea partiers are not at all sure about the president's true nation of origin. "It's an interesting phenomenon that they are not only rebelling against the growth and size of government, but they are actually questioning the authority of the president," said poll director Mark DiCamillo. Doubts about whether Obama was born outside U.S. soil, and thus constitutionally ineligible to be president,...
  • Bee announces more cutbacks

    01/12/2010 7:45:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 317+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/12/10 | Dale Kasler
    The Bee announced another round of staff cutbacks today due to what its publisher called "a prolonged period of revenue declines." The paper said 25 jobs will be eliminated as of Jan. 29, and the paper hopes almost all of the cuts can be achieved through voluntary buyouts within specific departments. If the paper can't get enough workers to agree to buyouts, then it will resort to layoffs to reach the goal. The cutbacks are the fourth and smallest to hit the newspaper in the last 18 months, and the first since last March. They will affect 2.7 percent of...
  • Sacbee scolds voters, then hides after Limbaugh calls them on it.

    05/20/2009 7:15:16 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 46 replies · 2,797+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 20, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    Feeling bruised and abused this morning? Well, you can't say you didn't see it coming. The polls have been saying for weeks that voters were going to do just what they did on Tuesday: Conclusively reject your slate on the ballot, Propositions 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E.
  • Editorial: DO GOP Senators Value No-Tax Vow More Than Their Oath Of Office? [How Absurd!]

    02/18/2009 9:55:07 AM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 740+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 18, 2009
    Editorial: Do GOP senators value no-tax vow more than their oath of office? Feb. 18, 2009 For observers outside the Capitol bubble, California's free-fall toward the abyss must seem baffling. For weeks, lawmakers have known the state was running out of money. The governor and others have warned that, without a fix in the current-year budget, the state would be forced to lay off state employees and suspend infrastructure projects, putting more people out of work.
  • Sacramento Bee cuts work force another 7% (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/11/2008 5:00:22 AM PDT · by abb · 19 replies · 281+ views
    Sacremento Bee ^ | September 11, 2008 | Dale Kasler
    Under continued pressure to reduce costs, The Bee cut its work force on Wednesday by another 7 percent, this time through voluntary buyouts. The Bee said 87 full- and part-time employees accepted a buyout offer that followed a previous round of layoffs and attrition in June that shrank the staff by 8 percent. The buyouts went to 23 newsroom employees. It wasn't clear whether that's the end of the staff cuts. At the time buyouts were offered, Publisher and President Cheryl Dell said more layoffs were possible if there weren't enough takers. She said on Wednesday the paper won't know...
  • (Sacremento) Bee offers buyouts to majority of full-time workers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/25/2008 12:13:56 PM PDT · by abb · 45 replies · 664+ views
    Sacremento Bee ^ | August 25, 2008 | Dale Kasler
    The Bee offered voluntary buyouts to the majority of its full-time employees today and hinted that another round of layoffs is possible as well. The buyouts represent the latest round of cost cutting at The Bee, which is facing a big slump in advertising revenue. Two months ago the newspaper eliminated 86 jobs as part of an across-the-board layoff ordered by its parent, The McClatchy Co. of Sacramento. McClatchy imposed a companywide wage freeze two weeks ago. But Bee executives said today they needed to make more cuts. The economic downturn has deepened and The Bee, like the rest of...
  • Modesto Bee plans to print in Sacramento (80 Obama embeds gone - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/18/2008 3:05:46 PM PDT · by abb · 10 replies · 121+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | July 18, 2008 | Staff
    The Modesto Bee is moving forward with plans to print the newspaper at The Sacramento Bee. In an update to employees, Publisher and President Margaret Randazzo said that based on an analysis of printing The Modesto Bee in Sacramento, "it is clear that this move makes both financial and operational sense." "This regional synergy with our sister McClatchy paper allows us to combine resources and streamline processes, resulting in significant cost savings and the avoidance of future capital expenses," Randazzo said in her memo Friday. "This is consistent with combining operations across the entire industry," including at other McClatchy papers....
  • The Public Editor: Accountable to the public for whom they work

    03/09/2008 9:36:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 450+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/9/8 | Armando Acu&ntillde;a
    The Bee's posting last week of an online database making it easy to look up the salaries of state workers by name has made two things clear: First, many state workers are irate, complaining it is an invasion of their privacy. Second, the database is wildly popular, with more than 2 million page views in just the first three days, setting a sacbee.com record by a quantum leap that's growing each day. Beyond those two facts, though, there's little agreement. Certainly for hundreds of state workers who called or e-mailed my office, nothing will suffice except the database's removal. Many...
  • Suspect-description restraint prompts debate [Sacramento Bee often censors race of alleged perps]

    09/25/2007 12:23:31 AM PDT · by freedomdefender · 7 replies · 59+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sept. 23 2007 | Armando Acuna
    One of The Bee's most controversial practices for several years has been when and how the paper identifies the race of suspects in crime stories. The paper has set a high standard, allowing the use of race only when it is accompanied by a detailed physical description or when reporting a serial crime or when using police sketches of suspects. The bar was set high to avoid racial stereotyping caused by vague or unreliable racial descriptions provided by police, crime victims or witnesses. Not surprisingly, critics through the years have accused the paper of political correctness, and the issue's volatility...
  • Bee publishes results of Griego Erwin probe (43 fake sources)

    06/28/2005 8:42:28 PM PDT · by talosiv · 12 replies · 366+ views
    sacbee.com ^ | June 26, 2005 | Dorothy Korber and John Hill
    From Jan. 1, 2004, until her final column on April 26, Griego Erwin wrote 171 columns. The Bee's investigation found 30 names in 27 separate columns that could not be verified during that time period. The people could not be found in voter registration rolls, property records, telephone books, identity databases or through scores of phone calls. In light of those findings, the review expanded to include a sampling of columns spanning her 12-year tenure with the newspaper, and 13 additional cases in another 10 columns were found. Many of the columns in question fit a template: essays, often with...
  • Bee's Griego Erwin Case May Dwarf the Jayson Blair Scandal-(worse journalistic fraud!)

    06/27/2005 4:51:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,121+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JUNE 27, 2005 | MARV ESSARY, EDITOR EMERITUS
    Remember that much-publicized Jayson Blair case at the New York Times, in which a coddled reporter was found to have been making up facts for his newspaper stories? Jayson Blair's actions were greatly deplored and led to his firing and the resignation of his editor. Now, the Sacramento Bee in my hometown, finds that it has had on its staff a columnist whose journalistic inventions over her twelve years of employment may dwarf those of Jayson Blair. The liberal Sacramento Bee reported on Sunday, June 26, that its investigation of columnist Diana Griego Erwin's politically correct, three-times-a-week, human-interest columns reveal...
  • Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns(Sac Bee Columnist)

    05/12/2005 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 31 replies · 1,482+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 05/12/05 | Rick Rodriguez
    Rick Rodriguez: Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns By Rick Rodriguez -- Bee Executive Editor Published 2:15 am PDT Thursday, May 12, 2005 Diana Griego Erwin, whose column has appeared in this space three days a week, resigned Wednesday amid an internal inquiry into whether some people mentioned in several recent columns actually existed. During our inquiry we found we could not authenticate the existence of several people even though they were identified by name, age and sometimes by the neighborhoods in which they were reported to have lived. We used extensive online database searches as well...
  • Paul accepts post with Angelides

    02/25/2004 3:51:07 PM PST · by farmfriend · 1 replies · 99+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25, 2004 | Margaret Talev
    <p>A deputy editor and columnist for The Sacramento Bee's editorial pages is stepping down to become policy director for state Treasurer Phil Angelides. Mark Paul will join Angelides' staff early next month, the treasurer's office said Tuesday. To avoid any appearance of a conflict, Paul will no longer write or make editorial decisions, said David Holwerk, editor of the editorial pages for The Bee.</p>
  • Sac Bee 2-fer Opinions - Gambling tribes call tune --- Laboring over reform (Worker's Comp)

    09/01/2003 10:12:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/1/03 | Bee Editorial Staff
    <p>It didn't take long for the gubernatorial hopefuls to make their pilgrimage to Indian Country, hats in hand and money bags open.</p> <p>Wealthy gambling tribes have eclipsed prison guards, insurance companies and utilities as the biggest campaign contributors to political campaigns in the state. As such, they command attention, respect and fear from those seeking office.</p>
  • Sac Bee - Letters to the editor: Happy with Prop. 13

    06/09/2003 8:11:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 228+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/9/03
    <p>Re "Living with Proposition 13," June 1-3: The issues are fairly simple. Proposition 13 was enacted because many people bought a home and then found themselves in a spiral of ever-increasing property taxes, levied by governmental bodies whose motivation was "growth is good." Existing property owners were forced to finance most of the "growth," and many were unable to afford to keep their own homes. After Proposition 13, politicians were forced to "pay as you go" for new ventures in nonemergency spending, a basically sound budgetary practice.</p>