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  • CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies: Protecting the supermajority.

    02/28/2014 8:44:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.Normally, politicians who get that kind of a verdict have the decency to resign. If not, the body in...
  • California Senate leader: Free legal aid to immigrants

    07/31/2014 12:12:08 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | July 30, 2014 3:56pm | Tatiana Sanchez
    Two members of Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's staff will provide free legal aid to undocumented immigrant children from Central America who have found themselves in Southern California with no parents or family members. Steinberg announced Wednesday that his policy director, Anthony Williams, and senior policy consultant, Margie Estrada, will participate in the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Legal Assistant Project as a part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Southern California Chapter "These children face a daunting immigration process in a foreign legal system without any legal representation. A kid is a kid, and should be shown compassion...
  • Kerry To Bereaved Parents Of Fallen Max Steingberg [sic]: ‘How’s Your Day?’

    07/23/2014 2:11:42 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 68 replies
    Jewish Political Updates blog ^ | July 23 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday paid a shiva call to the parents of Max Steinberg, a Los Angeles native IDF soldier who was killed Sunday in Gaza, at the Crowne Palza hotel in Jerusalem. “It’s just a huge statement about a young guy finding a place that he was so passionate about, and giving his all, putting himself on the line,” Kerry told the Steinbergs. “It’s an amazing story.” “How’s your day?” Kerry asked them as he sat down, according to The Jewish Journal. “How’s your day?” Evie Steinberg asked back. “My day’s going better than yours,” he...
  • Our recommendations for US House

    04/24/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Early voting is underway. We’ve got a GOP leadership in Washington looking to sell us out on amnesty and ObamaCare. In Raleigh, we have a state party leadership reportedly looking to toss out opposition to toll roads and ObamaCare, and water down the official stance on amnesty. You can grumble all you want. But the only way to send a message to these people is at the polling place. You’ve got the opportunity, from now until May 6, to do a little RINO-hunting.
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • 23 Ways Your Wall Street Job Will Ruin Your Life

    03/26/2013 2:47:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/26/2013 | Linette Lopez and Julia La Roche
    If you're considering going to Wall Street, you should really know what you're getting into. Yes, you will get paid better than average people all over the world. Yes, you will get to learn new things constantly, and yes, you will be involved in important transactions (well, hopefully) and meet interesting clients. However, there is a downside, and it's generally all in your head. A Wall Street veteran, who will remain anonymous, gave us a laundry list of ways working on the Street can actually ruin your life. Wall Streeters have to deal with a distorted sense of money, questions...
  • Imperial Washington

    03/27/2013 5:07:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 27, 2013 | John Stossel
    The Senate did something this past weekend it hasn't done in four years: passed a budget. The law requires the Senate to pass a budget, but Congress often ignores its own laws. For most of Barack Obama's presidency, a series of continuing resolutions kept the money -- your money -- flowing. Now the Senate wants to add a trillion dollars of new taxes, even more than President Obama seeks. Despite our growing debt, the Senate wants to fund things like the Senate barbershop, which loses a third of a million dollars every year. It's like they live in a...
  • Wall-Street Craziness Is Back

    03/29/2013 4:16:03 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-29-2013 | Wolf Richter
    Wall-Street Craziness Is Back Wolf Richter, Testosterone PitMarch 29, 2013 The craziness on Wall Street, the reckless for-the-moment-only behavior that led to the Financial Crisis, is back. This time it’s Citigroup that is once again concocting “synthetic” securities, like those that had wreaked havoc five years ago. And once again, it’s using them to shuffle off risks through the filters of Wall Street to people who might never know. What bubbled to the surface is that Citigroup is selling synthetic securities that yield 13% to 15% annually—synthetic because they’re based on credit derivatives. Apparently, Citi has a bunch of shipping...

    03/02/2013 6:22:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/01/2013 | Becket Adams
    Screen grab.Noted hedge fund manager Stan Druckenmiller, 59, on Friday warned that the U.S. economy is headed for a “storm” that could prove to be far worse than the financial meltdown of 2008.But first, if you’re not familiar with his name, here’s what you need to know: He’s one of the most respected and successful hedge fund managers in the past 30 years.Obviously, you don’t achieve that type of success (or notoriety) on Wall Street by running your mouth. That being said, if Druckenmiller, a former partner of billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, is predicting serious economic trouble for the...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • Comcast to close all California call centers

    09/28/2012 3:48:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies ^ | september 26, 2012 | claudia buck
    In an abrupt announcement that caught state and local business officials off guard, cable giant Comcast announced Tuesday that it's closing all of its California call centers, including one in Natomas that employs about 300 workers. Why? That's the tricky question. Earlier in the day, citing the state's "high cost of doing business," a regional Comcast official said the company's Natomas, Livermore and Morgan Hill call centers will be shuttered on Nov. 30. Overall, about 1,000 jobs will be relocated to existing centers in Portland, Seattle and Denver. But hours later, after state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento,...
  • South Florida politician admits sending 'sexxxy' texts to married prosecutor

    02/23/2012 1:01:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | February 23, 2012 | David Ovalle
    Federal agents are investigating Florida House Rep. Richard L. Steinberg, D-Miami Beach, for sending a series of suggestive and harassing text messages to a married Miami female prosecutor, court records show. The dozens of messages, sent over the course of more than three months last fall, were sent from a phone that used software to disguise the number. The victim, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos, repeatedly begged the anonymous texter to leave her alone.
  • Darrell Steinberg: Time to rally behind Jerry Brown's tax plan

    02/16/2012 3:36:40 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 2/16/12 | Jim Sanders
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said today that it's time to end sparring over competing measures and rally behind Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative for the November ballot. The Sacramento Democrat, in what he characterized as a "clarion call," said that Brown's tax initiative appears to be the state's best alternative. Placing competing measures on the ballot could hurt its prospects, he said. "It's time to get behind the governor's tax initiative," Steinberg said. "If you have two or three of them on the ballot at one time, they're all at risk of losing," he said. Brown's proposal would...
  • Increasing number of disabled Israeli children sue for not being aborted

    11/10/2011 10:42:39 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-10-11 | Christine Dhanagom
    JERUSALEM, November 10, 2011 ( - “Wrongful life” lawsuits, in which doctors are held liable for not discovering fetal abnormalities that might have prompted parents to abort their child, have become so common in Israel that the government has set up a committee to investigate the issue, New Scientist reports. According to magazine, wrongful life claims are more prevalent in Israel where a higher rate of genetic disorders caused by consanguineous (connected by kinship) marriages has fueled a “pro-genetic testing culture.” The county has seen an estimated 600 wrongful cases since the first in 1987. While similar lawsuits in the...
  • Steinberg bill would give locals power to raise fuel surcharge

    08/30/2011 6:18:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/30/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is pushing last-minute legislation to give local governments power to seek new fuel surcharges to fund certain transit projects. Senate Bill 791 would allow local transportation agencies to seek voter approval for a "regional transportation congestion reduction charge" on gasoline or diesel. The bill language, introduced in the form of amendments to existing legislation last week, would also allow a new vehicle registration charge on electric vehicles. Revenues raised by the fees, which would require approval of a majority of voters in the impacted region, would fund transit proposals developed by the local transportation...
  • Brown vetoes card-check legislation for farmworkers

    06/29/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/29/11 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made it far easier for farmworkers to join labor unions, 36 years after making history in his first term by signing a law giving the low-wage employees the right to organize. Brown's veto disappointed and angered dozens of farmworkers who had camped outside his office late into the night Tuesday to try to pressure him into signing the measure. Democratic lawmakers joined supporters in the hallway as they awaited his decision, which came at 11 p.m. in the form of a press release to reporters. The governor refused to come...
  • Calif. bill would ease farmworker unionization

    06/28/2011 1:13:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/28/11 | ADAM WEINTRAUB, Associated Press
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has until midnight Tuesday to act on a bill that would make it easier for unions to organize farmworkers in California, but growers characterize the legislation as a union power-grab. The bill would allow farmworkers to organize by signing a petition away from the fields, rather than holding a secret ballot election as they do now. Unions say the current system leads to intimidation by employers, while farmers say a petition system would make it easier for union organizers to bully workers into joining. Growers and other business groups also say greater unionization...
  • Jerry Brown calls Steinberg action 'small price to pay'

    06/18/2011 9:36:32 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/18/11 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown said this afternoon that Senate leader Darrell Steinberg's decision to stop considering gubernatorial appointees in the wake of his budget veto was a "small price to pay" for his action. "If I went along with that budget, then next year and the year after we'd be in the same damn mess, and I am committed to avoiding that," Brown told reporters in Blythe, where he touched down for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a solar power plant. For the first time in his young administration, the Democratic governor is facing open criticism not only from Republicans, but from...
  • Steinberg to halt confirmation of Brown's appointees

    06/17/2011 11:17:03 AM PDT · by Borough Park · 10 replies
    Hours after Gov. Jerry Brown roiled majority Democrats with his budget veto, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg made public his plans to halt consideration of the governor's appointees "for an indefinite period of time." Members of the Senate Rules Committee were informed via email yesterday that gubernatorial appointees requiring Senate confirmation will not be considered by the committee or put up for a floor vote until further notice. "The Rules Committee will not be meeting to consider any Governor's appointments for an indefinite period of time per the Pro Tem. In addition, no action will be taken on appointees...
  • Steinberg's local tax bill has become a state budget bargaining chip

    06/04/2011 4:31:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/4/11 | Torey Van Oot
    A controversial bill by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to give local governments broad new taxing authority has rattled the industries whose products and services are targeted. Business groups – including oil, tobacco and alcohol interests – have kicked opposition efforts into high gear, with one group launching radio ads and mail pieces blasting the bill. "This is the most intense threat that we've seen," said Scott MacDonald, a spokesman for the business-backed coalition Californians Against Higher Taxes. "It's got everyone's attention." By most accounts, that's just what Steinberg wants. The measure has become a key bargaining chip in...
  • Steinberg considers cuts targeting GOP districts

    04/27/2011 7:25:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/27/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg today said he is willing to consider calls to target GOP districts with steeper cuts if legislative Republicans will not vote for taxes or to put taxes on a statewide ballot as part of a budget solution. "When it comes to kids or the vulnerable, I wouldn't want to make distinctions between who lives in a Democratic district and who lives in a Republican district, but when it comes to sort of basic services, convenience services that affect adults... I have an open mind," Steinberg told reporters after speaking at a Sacramento Press Club...
  • Steinberg's ready to 'pull the plug,' call a vote on tax election

    03/25/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/25/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg expressed frustration at the pace and status of budget negotiations today, saying he feels "prepared to pull the plug" and move forward with floor votes on a June tax election if a deal does not emerge in the coming days. "We are going to get to our floor, we are going to put up the vote and if the vote isn't there then we are going to consider the other pathways," said Steinberg, adding he will support the direction the governor chooses. "It is high time that this come to a close here." Steinberg's...
  • CALIFORNIA: GOP lawmaker stripped of committee chairmanship...

    01/14/2011 8:23:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/14/11 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    GOP lawmaker stripped of committee chairmanship after he says budget mess is not Republican's problem That was fast. Just one day after the Sacramento Bee quoted Republican Sen. Tom Berryhill saying that the budget shortfall is "really not our problem," Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, moved to strip the Central Valley lawmaker of his committee chairmanship. In a letter to the Senate Rules Committee, Steinberg said he will ask the committee to replace Berryhill as chair of the Senate agricultural committee . . .
  • Undaunted by analysis, Steinberg pushes tax swap

    08/17/2010 7:52:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/17/10 | Kevin Yamamura
    In an era of term limits, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is now the veteran budget negotiator among the four legislative leaders. Besides the concerns of the Senate Democratic caucus he leads, Steinberg must also consider impacts on state workers who live in his district.The Sacramento Democrat spoke with three reporters on a variety of issues last week after touring a middle school and job-training facility in North Sacramento. What follows is part of the conversation on pensions and the Democratic proposal to raise income and vehicle taxes in exchange for decreasing sales taxes. >Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says pension...
  • Churches have great beauty, excess baggage (CATHOLIC-BASHING FROM NEIL STEINBERG)

    07/21/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 21, 2010 | NEIL STEINBERG Sun-Times Columnist
    They would do well to let go of outdated tenets, like ban on women in priesthood QUEBEC CITY -- A tourist finds himself in churches. They're everywhere, they're beautiful, they're open and generally free, requiring only whatever donation your heart inspires. Stroll around a few minutes, hat in hand, soaking up the grandeur, perhaps parking tentatively for a bit in a pew at the back, and then you're on your way again. We visited half a dozen, easily. In Boston, we lingered at the Old North Church, whose steeple carried the "one-if-by-land, two-if-by-sea" lantern of the famous ride of Paul...
  • {California State} Senate leader Steinberg won't seek general tax hike

    02/18/2010 7:52:52 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 166+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/18/10 | Kevin Yamamura
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Wednesday he doesn't plan to pursue a general tax hike again this year because he doesn't think Republicans would support it. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger already has said he will not support tax hikes. GOP legislators are unlikely to vote for taxes after some members suffered political consequences for approving $12 billion in temporary tax hikes in 2009. Steinberg, D-Sacramento, appearing at the Sacramento Press Club, acknowledged the political difficulty of increasing taxes on sales or income this year to help close the state's $19.9 billion budget deficit, even as his own labor...
  • Steinberg sets sights on filling budget hole in new year

    12/21/2009 4:46:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 234+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/21/9 | Susan Ferriss and Torey Van Oot
    For state lawmakers, ringing in the New Year also means getting ready for what's shaping up to be another painful budget season. They'll return to the Capitol Jan. 4 to tackle a deficit that is expected to swell to $6.3 billion by the end of the fiscal year. Filling that hole -- and the $21 billion deficit projected for the next 18 months --tops Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's list of priorities for the new year. Steinberg said in an interview with The Bee that while further cuts and new revenues will be needed to close that gap, the...
  • Steinberg says he'll sue Schwarzenegger (California budget cuts showdown)

    08/07/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Contra Costa Times (via San Jose Mercury News) ^ | 7 August 2009 | Steven Harmon
    Steinberg says he'll sue Schwarzenegger SACRAMENTO — Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg waded into a legal confrontation Friday with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, announcing he plans to sue the state's top politician for "abuse of his executive powers" by making a series of extra budget cuts worth nearly $500 million. The Sacramento Democrat called the cuts — blue-pencil line-item vetoes that fell particularly hard on the poor and disabled — illegal and unconscionable. "We elected a governor, not an emperor," Steinberg said in a Capitol news conference. "The governor forced punishing cuts on children, the disabled and patients (in a fight) that...
  • *TAX PROTEST TODAY!* 12:30 PM (7-9-09) State Capitol Sacramento, California

    07/09/2009 10:53:59 AM PDT · by Syncro · 7 replies · 629+ views
    California Republican Party ^ | Thursday, July 9, 2009 | Press Release
    Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2009 California Republican Party Joins Working Californians And Taxpayer Advocates To Demand Action From Democrat Leaders On The State Budget SACRAMENTO - Citing the continued inaction by Democrat legislative leaders in adopting budget solutions without more taxes - punctuated this week by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass' "boycott" of budget negotiations - the California Republican Party announced it will join with working Californians and taxpayer advocates, including Lew Uhler of the National Tax Limitation Committee and radio personality Mark Williams, at the capitol today to demand action from Speaker Bass and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Taxpayers will gather...
  • Obama officials gave Bilderberg briefings

    05/26/2009 11:12:53 AM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 4,307+ views
    Politico ^ | 26 May 2009 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    A handful of high-ranking Obama administration officials this month delivered private briefings at the annual invitation-only conference held by an elite international organization known as the Bilderberg group. The closed meeting of some of the most powerful business , media and political leaders in North America and Western Europe heard from top Obama diplomats James Steinberg and Richard Holbrooke, who detailed the administration’s foreign policy, while economic adviser Paul Volcker, chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, also gave a presentation at the heavily guarded seaside resort in Greece that hosted the event. The Bilderberg group, which takes its...
  • { DEMOCRAT State Senate leader } Steinberg warns of deep spending cuts

    05/07/2009 10:20:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 770+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/7/9 | Susan Ferriss
    State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg has a "loud and clear" message about education, health, public safety and other services. If the May 19 special-election ballot measures fail to pass, then California's budget deficit will balloon and will have to be backfilled by deep cuts in spending, warned Steinberg, D-Sacramento. "Is it a scare tactic?" he said during a meeting with reporters at the Capitol. "No. It's reality. The numbers are the numbers." Steinberg also said passage of Proposition 1C, which permits the state to borrow against future California Lottery earnings, would give the state an estimated $10 billion in borrowed...
  • CA: Senate passes green energy bill (.. it’s time to show a little sense of urgency,”)

    03/31/2009 8:43:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,438+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 3/31/09 | Anthony York
    A measure that would require utilities to receive one-third of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020 passed off the Senate floor Tuesday with the bare minimum of 21 votes. The bill, SB 14 by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-San Jose, has been tagged as a top priority for Senate leader Darrel Steinberg. The bill’s passage was the first major policy decision in which Steinberg muscled a proposal out of his house, despite reservations from many within his own party. When Steinberg took the leadership gavel in December, he noted three top legislative priorities that could give the Legislature “a...
  • Inside the Ring - Afghanistan debate

    03/26/2009 8:52:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 257+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2009 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration has conducted a vigorous internal debate over its new strategy for Afghanistan, expected to be unveiled by the president in a speech Friday. According to two U.S. government sources close to the issue, senior policymakers were divided over how comprehensive to make the strategy, involving an initial boost of 17,000 U.S. troops. On the one side were Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg, who argued in closed-door meetings for a minimal strategy of stabilizing Afghanistan that one source described as a "lowest common denominator" approach. The goal of these...
  • Steinberg to be named Deputy Secretary of State

    12/22/2008 11:40:37 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies · 545+ views
    AP/Sacramento Bee ^ | Dec 22nd, '08 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON -- A former top aide to ex-President Bill Clinton will be tapped as Hillary Rodham Clinton's No. 2 at the State Department this week, The Associated Press has learned. James Steinberg, a deputy national security adviser in the Clinton administration, will be nominated for deputy secretary of state as early as Tuesday, people familiar with President-elect Barack Obama's transition team said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the appointment is not yet public.
  • Steinberg breaks pledge to have budget printed for 24 hours

    12/18/2008 6:40:00 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 538+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/18/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    At Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg's first press conference on his first day as leader of the California Senate, he was asked whether he would make sure the budget was in print for 24 hours before a vote was taken. Yes, he replied, he would. Well, so much for that. Continuing in the long tradition of last-minute legislation, the state Senate and Assembly passed its $18 billion package of cuts, taxes and fund shifts this afternoon with the ink barely dry on the bills.
  • Obama considers Jim Jones for top security job: report

    11/20/2008 6:14:35 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 29 replies · 1,705+ views
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama is leaning toward selecting retired Gen. James Jones as White House national security adviser, ABC News reported on Thursday. Jones is among several candidates under consideration for the job, which coordinates foreign policy throughout the administration. James Steinberg, who was deputy national security adviser in Bill Clinton's administration, is also a candidate for the job. The ABC report said Jones had emerged as the leading candidate for Obama, who is said to value his advice and likes the idea of hiring someone for the job with more than four decades of active military...
  • Perata out, Sen. Darrell Steinberg in

    02/07/2008 10:08:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 175+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/7/8 | Matthew Yi
    A state senator from Sacramento received a nod from his Democratic colleagues Thursday to replace Senate President Don Perata of Oakland when the East Bay legislator is forced out by term limits at the end of the year. Senate Democrats, who hold the majority in the upper house, met Thursday morning and agreed to get behind Sen. Darrell Steinberg to succeed Perata. But the caucus will not vote until Aug. 21, a week before the legislative session is scheduled to end. "At the right time, after Sen. Perata's term ends, I will be ready to go," Steinberg said at a...
  • Showbiz Goes to War, WW2

    01/28/2007 12:39:01 PM PST · by Son House · 10 replies · 621+ views ^ | 1982 | Starring: David Steinberg Director: Norman Sedawie
    This 90 minute documentary looks at the role of entertainers during the years surrounding World War II. It stars nearly 90 major celebrities and is a reminder of the scope of that industry's role in escapist entertainment, bond rallies, overseas trips to entertain the troops, the need for propaganda films. A fast moving entertainment documentary filled with nostalgia. Hosted by comedian David Steinberg, this DVD highlights the role of celebrities during the Second World War. Whether it was propaganda films, bond sales activities, or the Command Performance radio programs, Hollywood was there -- even Donald Duck argued that it was...
  • So much presidential trivia, so little time to shop

    02/20/2006 3:09:20 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 5 replies · 469+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/20/2006 | Neil Steinberg
    ...Just my luck I only got a chance to meet one president, personally, and talk with him at length and that president -- lucky me -- was Jimmy Carter. He had been out of office a few years, was flogging a book, and a magazine sent me to Los Angeles to meet him. We spoke about half an hour and, frankly, I didn't like Carter. He was sour and grumpy and he did something that really annoyed me. His wife, Rosalynn, his supposed co-author, was there too, but whenever she tried to say anything, Carter would talk right over her,...
  • Faulty Sources Isikoff & MSM previously used: Karen Kwiatkowski & Patrick Lang

    05/19/2005 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 51 replies · 3,790+ views
    NRO and Iraq News ^ | 5-17-05 | Michael Rubin
    Two items: [1] From Laurie Mylroie's "Iraq News" Newsletter - Tue, 17 May 2005 20:03:39 -0400 Subject: Michael Rubin, Prior Isikoff Use of Faulty Source From the list of Michael Rubin, previously at DoD and now at AEI (May 17, 2005): This was not the first time Michael Isikoff has used faulty or fabricated sources. In reporting the myth that Doug Feith’s office created its own intelligence unit, he relied on Karen Kwiatkowski, who associated with the Lyndon LaRouche movement. Kwiatkowski said on tape that she was Isikoff’s chief source. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Report on the U.S....
  • Columnist Has Ties to Anti-Kerry Book (Robert Novak)

    08/29/2004 11:38:33 PM PDT · by ambrose · 24 replies · 928+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 83004
    Columnist Has Ties to Anti-Kerry Book By JACQUES STEINBERG Published: August 30, 2004 mong the stoutest defenders of "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry," the best-selling book arguing that Mr. Kerry lied about his record of service in Vietnam, is the columnist Robert Novak. In his syndicated columns and on the CNN program "Crossfire," Mr. Novak has lauded the book and referred to veterans who criticize Mr. Kerry - most notably John E. O'Neill, the book's co-author - as "real patriots." Unmentioned in Mr. Novak's columns and television appearances, however, is a personal connection he...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • CA: Steinberg blames cities for impasse

    07/10/2004 9:21:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 301+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/10/04 | Alexa H. Bluth
    Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, a key Democratic player in budget talks, on Friday blamed a band of shopping mall-heavy cities for holding up budget negotiations over the matter of protecting their bank accounts. Steinberg said he and other lawmakers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and local government groups agree that city and county treasuries must be protected in the state constitution. But he said cities, in particular those paying their bills from large sales tax bases, are asking for too much, to the possible peril of other government services, and are balking at important changes to the system through which the...
  • Child Killer gets TV Job (Amy Fisher on Steinberg)

    07/01/2004 7:56:50 PM PDT · by cgk · 17 replies · 289+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | 7-1-04 | Amy Fisher
    Child Killer Gets TV JobIt doesn't seem like 17 years have passed since Joel Steinberg was convicted of killing little Lisa, his 6-year-old illegally adopted daughter. Steinberg, the once prominent New York attorney, is scheduled for release next June after serving two thirds of his prison sentence, his maximum term under New York State law. Back in 1987 the Steinberg case shocked the nation. It isn't every day that a well-to-do Manhattan attorney is accused of torturing his entire family for perhaps years, eventually leading to the murder of his daughter. It was society's first realization that child abuse resulting...
  • Howard Dean's wife is not a Medicare participating provider?

    01/26/2004 1:52:52 PM PST · by BrynS728 · 89 replies · 580+ views
    After reading Howard Dean's stance on healthcare reform and his comments on healthcare for the elderly, I decided to research his wife's practice to see what she is doing to help the elderly in Vermont. Apparently, not much. According to's participating physician directory, ( then search by name or location) Judith Steinberg, MD is NOT a participating provider in the Medicare program. Medicare participating providers agree to accept Medicare's approved amount as payment in full for covered services. Physicians who do not participate in the program are not restricted to Medicare approved fee amounts and may also require their...
  • Savage Poll: Future First Ladies: Which Scares the Least? Why is this poll so lopsided among the Misses: Dean/Steinberg/ Heinz/Kerry and Edwards? Anyone have any serious guesses? Any comical guesses?
  • IA caucus - Kerry 38% (winner), Edwards 32%, Dean 18% (97% reporting) (Gephardt drops out)

    01/19/2004 3:21:18 PM PST · by calvin sun · 2,820 replies · 1,896+ views
    FYI it's being carried live on Cspan. They said coverage starts at 7 pm ET, with the actual caucus at 7:30 pm ET.
  • Dean's wife takes on his last name; AP shills for Judy Dean

    08/31/2003 4:36:40 PM PDT · by nwrep · 152 replies · 788+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 31, 2003 | nwrep
    If you did not recognize this woman, you would not a alone. She is Howard Dean's wife Judy, and she is "coming out" into the primary season, accompanied by puff-pieces like the one below from AP: Judy Dean, wife of Democratic presidential hopeful and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, sits in her medical office in Shelburne, Vt., Feb. 6, 2003, where she is an internist in private practice. If her husband wins the presidency, America's next first lady could be a doctor tending to her patients while her husband tends the country. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, file) Howard Dean's wife is...
  • CA: Sac Bee 2-fer // Budget initiative gains steam -/- Audit slams medical costs

    08/28/2003 8:48:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/28/03 | John Hill /// Gilbert Chan
    <p>Organizers of an initiative that would make it easier for the Legislature to pass budgets and raise taxes said Wednesday that they have more than enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot.</p> <p>"It's a broken process that we're facing, and this is what's going to fix it," said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access, a statewide coalition that advocates for health care coverage.</p>
  • Editor of Times Tells Staff He Accepts Blame for Fraud (But no punishment)

    05/15/2003 4:01:52 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 23 replies · 251+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05/15/2003 | JACQUES STEINBERG
    The executive editor of The New York Times told a town-hall-style meeting of newsroom staff members yesterday that he accepted blame for the breakdown of communication and oversight that allowed a Times reporter to commit frequent acts of journalistic fraud in recent months. But the executive editor, Howell Raines, spent much of his time at the nearly two-hour meeting responding to often angry complaints and questions about his management style, according to people who attended the session. One business reporter, Alex Berenson, asked Mr. Raines if he had considered resigning, to which Mr. Raines responded that he would not step...