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Los Angeles Times

 Essential California: Farmers in California need immigrant workers. Will Trump help or hurt?
- 5:30 am
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 26, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Farmers counting on visas Consumer tastes for fresh strawberries and leaf lettuce — two of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Democratic Party, Duncan Hunter,
 Why do billionaires care so much about charter schools?
- 4:00 am
The billionaires, apparently, we shall always have with us — even when we decide how to run the state-funded schools where they rarely send their own kids. In the Los Angeles school board elections earlier this month, a number of billionaires, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eli Broad, Reed Hastings, minimum wage,
 #  At what point does Trump's comic inarticulateness become dangerous?
Editorial - 3:00 am
Plenty of reasonable people believe that the United States should put its own strategic interests above concerns about human rights when it comes to foreign policy. To them, it’s simply a matter of being realistic. But even those who believe the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 Progressives decried Jimmy Gomez's 'coronation' in L.A.'s congressional primary. Now they're lining up behind him
Top of the Ticket - 12:05 am
If you asked Wendy Carrillo three months ago, the California Democratic Party’s endorsement of Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in the crowded race for Los Angeles’ 34th Congressional District was a “coronation,” the result of “dirty tricks being ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Assembly Democrats, Xavier Becerra, California Democratic Party, California Nurses Assn., Hillary Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Jimmy Gomez, Legislature, John A. Perez,
 No one knows how many untested rape kits there are in California. This bill aims to fix that
Top of the Ticket - 12:05 am
Tens of thousands of rape kits are sitting on shelves in police and sheriff’s department evidence rooms nationwide. And no one has tested them to see what crimes they could help solve. A bill by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) would help ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Chiu, Mike Gatto, Lorena Gonzalez, Elaine Howle,
Bills: AB 41,
 Trump wants to cut funding for earthquake early warning system, which would likely kill project
Top of the Ticket - May 25, 8:00 pm
The West Coast's earthquake early warning system would die under Trump's budget. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ken Calvert, Adam Schiff,

Sacramento Bee

 #  Finding beauty, inspiration in walking around the Capitol
Opinion - 5:00 am
I came to Sacramento in 1975. I was a 22-year-old, snot-nosed Air Force sergeant with a wife and daughter and no clue how to be a man. We lived in … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 Lawmakers complete $46B budget in grueling special session
- 4:05 am
It took three extra days, several sleepless nights and some horse-trading to win crucial Democratic votes, but Minnesota's Legislature finished passing the remainder of a $46 billion budget in a … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 Jerry Brown rightly tags anti-tax motorists as 'freeloaders'
- 12:01 am
Jerry Brown fell into the snake-pit of contemporary American politics a couple of weeks ago when he referred to opponents of a new hike in gas taxes as “freeloaders.” … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Arnold Schwarzenegger,
   Colorado Editorial Roundup
- May 25, 8:07 pm
The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel, May 23, on health care: If 'something better' than Obamacare is truly coming — and it will be up to the U.S. Senate to make … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Devin Nunes, Eric Swalwell,
 The Latest: Polls closing in Montana
- May 25, 7:09 pm
The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 8:03 p.m. Montana polls … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Duncan Hunter, Nancy Pelosi,
 #  This latest dust-up is why California can't trust Trump on immigration
Opinion - May 25, 6:53 pm
If there’s one constant in the chaotic administration of Donald Trump, it’s that there’s always a reason to doubt what the president and his surrogates say about immigration policy. U.S. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature,
 California Chief Justice: Governor Brown still unpredictable
- May 25, 5:10 pm
California's Supreme Court chief justice says after six years she still hasn't quite figured out Gov. Jerry Brown. Tani Cantil-Sakauye (TAN'-ee KAN'-teel sah-kah-OOH'-ay) said Thursday that she didn't know what … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tani Cantil-Sakauye,
 #  Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia
Opinion - May 25, 5:00 pm
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first tempt to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.” – Irving Kristol The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama,
 #  Legitimized conspiracy thinking points to a diseased conservative mind
Opinion - May 25, 5:00 pm
To many observers on the left, the initial embrace of Seth Rich conspiracy theories by conservative media figures was merely a confirmation of the right’s deformed soul. But for those … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton,