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  • Baltimore mayor's ex-aide faces election law charges

    01/09/2017 3:10:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2017 5:57 PM EST | Brian Witte
    A former aide to Baltimoreís mayor has been charged with making illegal contributions to the mayorís campaign, prompting officials on Monday to cancel his planned swearing-in ceremony for a vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. Gary Brown Jr., a Democrat who was a legislative aide to new Mayor Catherine Pugh when she was still a state senator, has been charged with six counts of election law violations, State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced. Brown had recently been nominated to the House vacancy. Prosecutors allege that Brown, who worked on Pughís campaign, deposited $18,000 in cash between Jan. 13, 2016...
  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Wonít Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 7:34:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 26, 2016 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and HENRY FOUNTAIN
    President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California ó a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy ó is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders said they would work directly with other nations and states to defend and strengthen what were already...
  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Wonít Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 5:25:02 PM PST · by KingofZion · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | Henry Fountain
    Foreign governments concerned about climate change may soon be spending more time dealing with Sacramento than Washington. President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California ó a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy ó is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders...
  • Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

    12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 15, 2016
    Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to...
  • NFL Legend Jim Brown On Meeting With Trump: "I Fell In Love With Him," Earned My Admiration

    12/13/2016 6:46:26 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Famed Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown speaks to CNN after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday. JIM BROWN: We're not bourgeoisie, we're not above the people. But I feel in love with him because he really talks about helping African-America, black people, and that's why I'm here.
  • "Calling" Teddy Brown and His Dance Band on Broadcast 130 (1927)

    11/22/2016 3:59:19 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1927 | Teddy Brown and his Orchestra
    "Calling" Teddy Brown and His Dance Band on Broadcast 130 (1927)
  • LAO: California can weather a mild recession. But Trump? TBD

    11/17/2016 2:06:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    In issuing its annual survey of state finances, the nonpartisan Legislative Analystís Office has affirmed the wisdom of Gov. Jerry Brownís push for Proposition 2, the 2014 ballot measure that amended the California Constitution to create a sizable rainy-day fund and set aside money when revenue is free-flowing for use when it dries up. The LAO estimates that if Californiaís economy continues its modest growth and new spending commitments are not made, the state will end the 2017-18 fiscal year with $11.5 billion in total reserves. Of that amount, $8.7 billion can be used only for future budget emergencies. The...
  • Odds on GOP retaining Senate in 2018

    11/15/2016 8:19:59 PM PST · by Degaston · 17 replies
    The Republicans have 8 seats, Dems have 23 seats, and the 2 Dem-leaning Independents are in this Class. With 44 seats in the other 2 classes for the GOP and Pence as VP this means the Dem's have to pick off 3 seats to get the majority. Utah Hatch, Texas Cruz, Nebraska Fischer, Mississippi Wicker, and Wyoming Barrasso are about as close as possible to being done-deals that their seats stay GOP in 2018. Picking off Corker in Tennessee would be super hard to do. Flake in Arizona could be vulnerable depending on fallout with immigration enforcement. About the only...
  • Rebuking the Unholy Pro-Abortion Coalition

    10/20/2016 5:39:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Stream ^ | 10-20-16 | Michael Brown
    Many years ago, while participating in an Operation Rescue sit-in at an abortion clinic near Washington, D.C., I was struck by the make-up of the pro-abortion protesters. They were largely a mix of atheists, Satanists and gays, and they proudly identified as such. What a coalition! I remember asking myself, ďWhy would homosexuals be so adamant about this ó adamant enough to show up early in the morning to protest our event ó when, for the most part, itís not relevant to their lives, since theyíre not having babies?Ē To this day, colleagues of mine who share the gospel outside...
  • Anthony Brown has 94% chance of becoming Maryland's next governor, according to FiveThirtyEight

    10/19/2016 5:25:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | Nov 4, 2014, 9:49am EST
    Republican Larry Hogan got some good news Friday when the Cook Political Report labeled his gubernatorial race against Democrat Anthony Brown as a toss-up. But polling aggregation site FiveThirtyEight is throwing cold water on Hogan's hopes that today's vote will be tight. In its final forecast for gubernatorial races, FiveThirtyEight projects Brown has a 94 percent chance of defeating Hogan. Based on polling averages, Brown is leading Hogan by 9.8 percent ó a number that has increased by 0.1 percent since Monday, according to FiveThirtyEight. Nonetheless, Hogan has been projecting confidence as the campaign winds down, promoting a pro-business agenda....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Criminalizing Journalists Who Distribute

    10/01/2016 2:23:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    FULL TITLE - Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Criminalizing Journalists Who Distribute Recordings of Abortion Providers A bill sponsored by Planned Parenthood that criminalizes the distribution of recordings of conversations with abortion providers is now law in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1671 into law, making it illegal for journalists to distribute audio or video recordings of healthcare providers without their consent. As the Los Angeles Times reports, Planned Parenthood pushed the bill through the legislature even though it is already illegal to make these types of recordings without authorization in California. The abortion business argued that further...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/16 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a measure allowing Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger from excessive heat. **SNIP** Under AB 797, a citizen must first call law enforcement to report a situation in which he or she believes an animal to be in peril. But if the animal is in imminent danger, the car is locked, and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough to save the animalís life, the bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person causing vehicle damage for the purpose of...
  • Democratic Rep. Accused Of Charity Fraud Seeks Donations For Legal Defense

    09/16/2016 9:31:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/16/16 | Blake Neff
    Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown, who is currently facing felony charges for fraud, is trying to solicit donations online to fund her legal defense. Brown, who currently represents Floridaís 5th congressional district, was indicted in July on more than 20 counts of fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Brown and a collaborator presented the non-profit One Door for Education as a scholarship fund, but instead used its finances as a personal slush fund. Brown supposedly used the money to pay off back taxes and fund public events honoring herself. Despite raising $800,000, One Door awarded only a single $1,000 scholarship.
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Menís Bathrooms Because ĎBoth Sexes Menstruateí

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both menís and womenís bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the universityís student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, ďThereís been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Democrats: Dinner for Donors to Brown-Backed Campaigns

    09/02/2016 11:07:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    abc ^ | 9/2/16 | ellen knickmeyer, associated press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is offering intimate gubernatorial dinners to donors who help defeat a targeted November ballot measure, at a time when the governor will be deciding the fate of all new state legislation, the state Democratic Party says. Proposition 53 would require statewide voter approval on projects that would require more than $2 billion in state revenue bonds to fund. That could complicate the future of two proposed Brown projects, for high-speed rail and for giant twin tunnels to carry Northern California water south. A fundraising letter by state Democratic Party financial chief Angie Tate on Aug. 9...
  • LIVE: (Singer) Chris Brown In Standoff With LAPD

    08/30/2016 11:52:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 174 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 8-30-2016 | Breaking 911
    <p>Singer Chris Brown was barricaded inside his home Tuesday as LAPD attempted to contact him regarding an incident report.</p> <p>According to TMZ, a woman called 911 overnight and claimed the artist threatened her with a gun. LAPD says no shots were fired.</p>
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • Report alleges energy companies got favors from state officials (California)

    08/12/2016 10:23:30 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 10 August 2016 7:03pm | Kevin Smith
    Twenty-six energy companies with business before the state donated nearly $10million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the past eight years ó donations that often were made within days or weeks of winning favors. Thatís the contention of ďBrownís Dirty Handsď a report released Wednesday by the Santa Monica-based public interest group Consumer Watchdog. [snip]The report alleges that Brown and his operatives have used the California Democratic Party as ďa political slush fundĒ to receive contributions from unpopular energy companies in amounts greater than permitted to his candidate committee. The group has logged its report as...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown sells his Oakland home for a loss

    08/02/2016 2:51:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown is no longer an Oakland homeowner. The governor and First Lady Anne Gust Brown closed on the sale of their Oakland Hills home last week, completing the journey that began late last year when the first couple moved into the historic governor's mansion in Sacramento. The real estate website Curbed San Francisco reported on Monday that the 4,147-square-foot home closed on July 30 with a sale price of $2.375 million. That's less than the Browns were asking for the home when it went on the market in April, and also slightly less than they reportedly paid for...
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • DNC: The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear with Bill Clinton

    07/22/2016 7:55:30 AM PDT · by ncfool · 159 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 22nd, 2016 | Brian Flood
    "Bill Clinton will be joined by Mothers of the Movement, which includes the mothers of black men and women who have been killed by gun violence or in police custody. The mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown are scheduled to appear at the DNC."
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillaryís Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the ďGentle GiantĒ who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Sorry, But We Wonít Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

    07/07/2016 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 27, 2016 | MICHAEL BROWN
    In response to my open letter to Isaac Archuleta, who describes himself as a bisexual Christian, Richard S. posted a lengthy comment on my personal Facebook page, including this statement: ďThe logical conclusion to your theology (gays can change and if they donít it must be because they donít have faith or are deceived) is extremely damaging to the souls of gay people. That was the point of Isaacís letter. No amount of nice words will erase the damage. Only honest reconsideration of your theology will bring healing. Please donít discount/deny the faith of your gay brothers and sisters. They...
  • Report: Corrine Brown facing federal indictment

    07/07/2016 12:18:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-7-16 | Matt Dixon
    Florida Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted and will be appear in federal court in Jacksonville on Friday, according to First Coast News. The Jacksonville television station, citing "multiple sources," said the indictment remains sealed. It had been known publicly since March that Brown, a Democrat, was facing a Department of Justice Investigation related to "fraudulent activities," and whether or not she improperly solicited charitable donations and misused campaign funds. DOJ officials asked the House Ethics Committee to halt a separate investigation while they conducted their probe. The target of the investigation has not been identified, but Brown does have...
  • 6 New Gun Control Laws Enacted In California, As Gov. Brown Signs Bills

    07/01/2016 6:19:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 1, 2016 | Bill Chappell
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed new gun control legislation for California, enacting bills that limit magazine capacity to 10 bullets; require a background check for those purchasing ammunition; and restrict the lending of firearms, among other effects. In signing the bills, Brown said he wants "to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners." Two of the bills close the "bullet button loophole," as member station KPCC reports: "The loophole refers to the sale of 'California legal' firearms that don't fall under California's ban of guns...
  • Actually, Elizabeth Warren is a terrible candidate

    06/27/2016 9:18:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Enthusiasm for Warren is artificially amplified by a sympathetic media echo chamber. This phenomenon is not unlike Huntsman ¬í12¬Ö (SNIP) I know what you¬íre thinking: Warren beat Brown. Scott Brown out-campaigned Warren in MA Senate ¬í12¬Ė and would have won, were it not for 3 factors out of his control¬Ö (SNIP) Despite Obama¬ís landslide victory (61-38), Warren won by a narrow margin: 53-47, meaning a significant number of Obama voters defected to Brown. (SNIP) That cycle, many Democrat Senate candidates¬Ė running in much less favorable territory¬Ė won by greater margins: ‚ąö Tom Carper 66.4% ‚ąö Sheldon Whitehouse 64.8% ‚ąö Joe...
  • Jerry Brownís vow to slash oil use in Californiaís cars in trouble

    06/22/2016 12:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 22nd, 2016 | By Dan Walters
    The meltdown of Californiaís cap-and-trade system of reducing carbon emissions has not only thrown its climate change crusade into disarray but caused collateral damage. One victim is Gov. Jerry Brownís $3.1 billion plan to spend auction proceeds, now on indefinite hold. It not only affects a $500 million allocation for Brownís bullet train project, but another $500 million for ďlow carbon transportation and fuels.Ē The latter is a centerpiece of Brownís very ambitious drive to reduce petroleum use in auto travel Ė the largest single source of Californiaís carbon emissions Ė by 50 percent by 2030 even though the Legislature...
  • Indiana man convicted of spying for Saddam

    05/28/2006 1:05:53 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 21 replies · 746+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana truck driver was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for what prosecutors said was a plot to sell U.S. intelligence secrets to Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime. "I am not a bad man," Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban told U.S. District Court Judge John D. Tinder during his sentencing hearing. "I help this country a lot. ... I came to live in peace." Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Jackson said Shaaban was putting up a front in maintaining his innocence. "This defendant is a man without a conscience. Mr. Shaaban has no allegiance to this...
  • Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

    05/31/2016 1:05:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    SACRAMENTO ó When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels. Gov. Jerry Brown, the stateís most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sandersís speech was replete with the kind of to-the-barricades flourishes that have long been part of Mr. Brownís campaign language. ďThe political establishment is getting nervous,Ē Mr. Sanders said. ďThe corporate establishment is getting nervous. And they should be nervous. Because real change is coming.Ē As the Democratic presidential primary...
  • Calif. gov Jerry Brown endorses Clinton

    05/31/2016 9:35:26 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    MSM News ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president ahead of next week's California primary, giving the Democratic front-runner a major ally as the race tightens. Brown announced the endorsement Tuesday morning in a letter posted online, in which he called Clinton the only person who could beat presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's sledgehammer fix to California's housing crisis

    05/27/2016 8:40:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brownís solution to Californiaís affordable housing crisis is to build, build, build, and not let local politics get in the way. Earlier this month, the governor introduced a bill under which proposed urban housing developments that meet local zoning requirements and reserve some portion of their units for low-income residents would be exempted from any additional environmental or local government review. The governorís theory is that neighborhood opponents and other parochial interests have consistently blocked or downsized badly needed development projects, leading to a housing crisis in which California's major cities are increasingly unaffordable for most of its...
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have ďunlawfully discriminatedĒ against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, ďwhich is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,Ē claims the colleges ďhave the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,Ē and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined ďdespite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.Ē This is the first such...
  • Day-Care @ Brown

    05/16/2016 8:48:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 16, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who view college as little more than expensive day-care just got some new evidence. "Even some of Brown's coddling administrators had to shake their heads at the student response to a debate between leftist feminist Jessica Valenti and libertarian Wendy McElroy," David French writes in the May 23, 2016 issue of National Review. "A campus debate is usually a tame-enough event, but this debate would deal with the alleged campus-rape crisis, and McElroy was expected to depart from the college orthodoxy and dissent from the myth that women at American universities are uniquely in danger of being raped." "To...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget must answer some tough questions

    05/13/2016 8:42:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Every May, governors revise their state budget plans and send a final proposal to the Legislature, a process that's designed to ensure that lawmakers use the most current information on the economy and tax revenues. And it's the economy that will likely take center stage in Friday morning's unveiling of Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget. Revenues collected from personal income taxes missed their target in April by about $1 billion, according to one preliminary analysis. At the same time, Democrats in the Legislature have urged Brown to do more to fund programs for struggling California families . How the governor...
  • Heavy Backlash Forces Brown Universityís Hillel to Pull Sponsorship of ĎNakba Dayí Event

    05/12/2016 6:42:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Brown Universityís Hillel has pulled its sponsorship of a Wednesday event commemorating the 1948 Palestinian Arab exodus from Israel ó more commonly referred to as the ďNakbaĒ ó following heavy backlash, The Algemeiner has learned. Hillel, along with other pro-Israel and Jewish student organizations, initially agreed to sponsor the campus event set to feature a film screening and discussion of the Nakba, an Arabic word which literally translates as ďdisasterĒ or ďcatastrophe.Ē Nakba Day is generally observed on May 15, the day after Israelís Independence Day on the Gregorian calendar, and often sees heavy rioting and violent protest by Palestinians...
  • Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules

    05/05/2016 11:11:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted Californiaís most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. Brown signed five closely watched bills, which will also expand smoking restrictions in the workplace and on school properties. California now joins jurisdictions like Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco that have bumped the tobacco-buying age to 21 in an effort to block young peopleís route to obtaining tobacco. But Brown vetoed one measure that would have allowed...
  • Could Scott Brown be Trump's VP pick?

    04/27/2016 8:22:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 149 replies
    http://www.wcvb.com ^ | Apr 27, 2016
    Is former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in the running to be Donald Trump's pick for vice president pick if he gets the Republican nomination? Brown told WCVB he was in New York with Trump Tuesday night and met with him for about 90 minutes.
  • Report: Johnny Manziel indicted by grand jury on assault charge

    04/24/2016 7:48:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/16 | Frank Schwab,Shutdown Corner
    (AP)A grand jury has reportedly decided to indict Johnny Manziel on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming back to an incident between the former Cleveland Browns quarterback and his ex-girlfriend. KRLD-AM, a CBS radio affiliate in Dallas, reported the news, citing sources in the Dallas County District Attorney's office. The grand jury reviewed the case last week. Manziel has had a controversial and rough offseason. He was cut by the Browns, dropped by two agents, has gotten virtually no interest from any NFL teams, and now has been indicted. On Jan. 30, Manziel and his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley had an altercation....
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own (Moonbean to the rescue)

    03/15/2016 1:49:28 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 51 replies
    sacramento bee ^ | 3/14/16 | d siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, mocking Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, suggested Monday that if the Republican frontrunner wins the election, California might have to take protective measures of its own. ďIf Trump were ever elected, weíd have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,Ē Brown told labor organizers at a dinner in Sacramento. ďBy the way that is a joke. We donít like walls, we like bridges.Ē Brown, the Democratic governor of a liberal border state, has signed legislation granting driverís licenses to undocumented immigrants...
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump Wins, Weíll Build a Wall Around California

    03/15/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    ďIf Trump were ever elected, weíd have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,Ē he said at a dinner held in Sacramento by the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, according to the Sacramento Bee. ďBy the way that is a joke,Ē he added. ďWe donít like walls, we like bridges.Ē Brown was touting the stateís economic progress, and the influx of young, talented tech workers ó though the state has experienced net out-migration for decades, especially of middle-class families. The governor blasted ďold white guysĒ...
  • Democrats propose allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy

    03/14/2016 12:13:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation to alleviate Puerto Ricoís debt woes, urging that the island be allowed to declare bankruptcy on all of its debt. The bill, released Monday, would allow the U.S. territory to restructure its $72 billion in outstanding debt and create a fiscal oversight board for the island. ďFor the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island of Puerto Rico, time is running short,Ē said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the billís sponsors. ďCongress has to act immediately to fix the federal funding shortfalls and give Puerto Rico the tools it needs to fully restructure...
  • Scott Brown accurately also wants to punch protesters in the face

    02/24/2016 7:36:19 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Feb. 24, 2016
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  • Stephan Curry, Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods, And Nike

    02/22/2016 7:53:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Although Manny Pacquiao quickly apologized for his remarks about homosexuals, Nike dropped him like a hot potato. In contrast, Nike never dropped Tiger Woods despite the revelations of his serial adulteries, even though those led to the destruction of his marriage and worldwide public shame. Why the double standard? Does Nike believe that it is far worse to make a passing, extremely derogatory comment about homosexuals - one for which Manny quickly apologized and asked forgiveness - than to betray one's children and cheat on one's wife, sleeping with a bevy of different women over a period of years (including...
  • The Only Choice: Judge Janice Rogers Brown

    02/13/2016 6:59:33 PM PST · by huckfillary · 26 replies
    http://www.artfuldilettante.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    There is only one person Barack Obama could nominate to honor the memory and continue the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, and that would be Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Coumbia, Janice Rogers Brown. Born in Greenville, Alabama, Judge Brown is the daughter of an Alabama sharecropper who, as a child, attended majority African-American schools. Her family refused to enter places of business that segregated blacks. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacrmento, in 1974, and her Juris Doctor (J.D.)from the UCLA School of Law in 1977. She...
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‚ÄėSubstandard...Lazy...

    02/04/2016 3:56:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/16 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    (CNSNews.com) -- After giving a speech focusing in part on the erosion of trust between citizens and the police, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thanked the prosecutor in the Michael Brown case for saying police officers in Missouri are ‚Äúsubstandard,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúlazy‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúincompetent.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúYou talked earlier about the support of varied and various departments," said Robert McCulloch, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri. "What I‚Äôd like to suggest, though, is that in my jurisdiction we have a number of departments that are substandard... and they tend to get substandard officers and they‚Äôre paying them minimum wage in some cases...
  • State officials say Oregon energy bill would boost rates, wouldn't cut emissions

    01/18/2016 12:18:42 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | January 16, 2016 | Ted Sickinger
    State utility regulators have expressed deep reservations to Gov. Kate Brown about a proposed bill that would fundamentally restructure Oregon's energy supply by 2040, eliminating coal-fired power and forcing utilities to serve half their customers' demand with renewable power. Commissioners and staff at the Oregon Public Utility Commission believe the bill would increase electricity costs and shift risk from utilities to ratepayers. They also say it wouldn't actually reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to communications released to The Oregonian/OregonLive in response to a public records request. The commissioners prepared those talking points to respond to the media and legislator calls...
  • Trump Floats Scott Brown as Potential VP

    01/16/2016 12:03:49 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Speaking to a crowd at a Portsmouth, N.H., rally hosted by Scott Brown on Saturday, Donald Trump said the former senator would make a ‚Äúvery good‚ÄĚ vice president. After Trump asked Brown whether he would consider running for public office again, a member of the audience floated the idea of a Trump-Brown ticket in 2016. ‚ÄúVice president ‚Äď hey, that sounds like it could, hey, hey, very good,‚ÄĚ Trump responded.
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    01/16/2016 11:54:23 AM PST · by TBBT · 88 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/16/16 | Dan McLaughlin
    If you want confirmation of how seriously Donald Trump takes social conservatism, look no further than today‚Äôs report from New Hampshire that he would consider former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown as a running mate: Speaking to a crowd at a Portsmouth, N.H., rally hosted by Scott Brown on Saturday, Donald Trump said the former senator would make a ‚Äúvery good‚ÄĚ vice president. After Trump asked Brown whether he would consider running for public office again, a member of the audience floated the idea of a Trump-Brown ticket in 2016. ‚ÄúVice president ‚Äď hey, that sounds like it could, hey, hey,...
  • Climate Crusader Jerry Brown Heckled in Paris

    12/09/2015 8:28:14 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12-08-2015 | Leslie Eastman
    Gov. Jerry Brown, at the conclusion of a speech here Tuesday, was heckled by a group of protesters opposed to carbon offset programs they said could hurt indigenous people. Brown, accompanied by several South American governors at a 19th century mansion in Paris, had finished brief remarks urging further efforts to counteract climate change when protesters started yelling, ‚ÄúNo REDD.‚ÄĚ