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IRS tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist after Justice ends probe

IRS tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist after Justice ends probe

The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing. The Obama administration’s decision, outlined […]

Ballot initiative filing fees set to increase

Ballot initiative filing fees set to increase

TASTEFUL: Raleigh Bar Plans ‘CHOPPED’ Themed Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

TASTEFUL: Raleigh Bar Plans ‘CHOPPED’ Themed Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

A North Carolina bar is hosting a “chopped” themed fundraiser for Planned Parenthood– the non-profit under congressional investigation for allegedly profiting off the sale of aborted baby parts. The invitation posted on the Raleigh bar’s Facebook page at one point featured a giant meat cleaver; and a separate e-vite titled the event: “CHOPPED: A Benefit […]

BLM illegally sold thousands of wild horses for slaughter: report

BLM illegally sold thousands of wild horses for slaughter: report

The Bureau of Land Management, the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and cattle and their grazing lands, sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter, a new report confirmed. Between 2009 and 2012, rancher Tom Davis purchased the horses through the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro Program (WH&B) […]

Hillary Clinton celebrates Benghazi performance, calls Planned Parenthood probe another ‘witch hunt’

Hillary Clinton celebrates Benghazi performance, calls Planned Parenthood probe another ‘witch hunt’

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday celebrated her successful performance in front of House Select Committee on Benghazi in remarks delivered to a friendly crowd at that Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum. Mrs. Clinton continued to dismiss the Benghazi committee as a partisan effort and said congressional Republicans were preparing another committee […]

Moody’s: Energy edict will hammer SoCal municipal utilities

Moody’s: Energy edict will hammer SoCal municipal utilities

Assembly Bill 32, the landmark 2006 law requiring California to begin shifting to cleaner-but-costlier forms of renewable energy, hasn’t hit consumers as hard as some economists feared for an ironic reason: Dirtier “brown energy” got cheaper. The U.S. fracking/shale revolution has sharply reduced the cost of natural gas and thus limited the cost impact of […]

Oxnard City Council- Riverpark hotel proposal rejected, anti-smoking crusade mounted, internal audit sidetracked

Oxnard City Council- Riverpark hotel proposal rejected, anti-smoking crusade mounted, internal audit sidetracked

By George Miller Riverpark The Oxnard City Council took up a proposed modification to the RiverPark Owner Participation Agreement. It originally called for a 320 room 4 star hotel north of the 101 freeway and east of Ventura Road. Developer Shea and the City (staff) now agree that is impractical due to the significant changes in […]

Oxnard corrects illegal retirement plan (mal)practices

Oxnard corrects illegal retirement plan (mal)practices

By George Miller One down, about 100+ to go…  An operational audit of the city revealed 128 significant problems needing to be addressed. One of them was Oxnard’s longtime failure (after repeated previous warnings) to make pension or Social Security payments for hundreds of part time, temporary and seasonalemployees – exactly how long, no one is […]

CNBC Unveils Qualified Candidates for Oct. 28 GOP Presidential Debate

CNBC Unveils Qualified Candidates for Oct. 28 GOP Presidential Debate

Ten candidates met the minimum polling requirement to appear on the debate’s main stage, and four more will face off in an earlier junior varsity debate. By Barry Donegan – Oct 22, 2015 CNBC announced on Wednesday that ten candidates have beaten the 2.5 percent minimum polling requirement in an average of specifically outlined national presidential preference polls, and […]

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot

Brown may seek new tax increases on 2016 ballot