Monday Jul 21
Giving a Pass to Corporate Polluters
Has there ever been a better time to be a corporation? I doubt it . Corporations might disagree, and we're all familiar with corporate lamentations regarding the increasingly challenging web of federal regulations they supposedly struggle to navigate.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Political Empire: California Republicans rally around Chabot
Congressmen, including House Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy , R-Bakersfield, are scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Chabot on Thursday in Washington, DC.
The Op-Ed That Riverside County Isn't Supposed to Read
Recently, the Riverside County, California newspaper Press Enterprise denied my request to respond to an op-ed that 20-year incumbent Republican Congressman Ken Calvert wrote for the newspaper regarding the situation in Murrieta - which is in California's 42nd Congressional District.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Ruiz reports stunning $1.9 million war chest
"California is on our target list, and we are watching those races closely," said Jill Bader, communications director for the national Republican State Leadership Committee in Washington.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Quake-warning system for West Coast gets a boost in Congress
Efforts to put in place an earthquake-warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds - $5 million - specifically for the project.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
IMMIGRATION: Congress moving to resolve border crisis
The second of two new bills focusing on children flowing over the U.S.-Mexico border is expected to be introduced today as Congress takes bipartisan steps to grapple with the crisis.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
July 14, 2014 - House Appropriations panel approves bill that would...
The U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies last week approved a fiscal year 2015 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency that would prevent the agency from implementing new clean air regulations for new and existing power plants during the fiscal year.
Illegal Immigrant Minors And New Talking Points
First, in Murrieta, CA, the local Penny Saver newspaper ran an ad seeking "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for "unaccompanied refugee minors".
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Boxer Praises Senate Passage of the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer today praised the Senate's passage of the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act, bipartisan legislation that designates the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, as a national memorial to recognize members of our Armed Forces who have distinguished ... (more)
Determination Paid Off for Powerful Whip Staffer Kelly Dixon
Being at the right place at the right time, and refusing to leave, has opened the doors to a lengthy political career in the House of Representatives for Kelly Dixon.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Tim Sheridan Criticizes Congressman Ken Calvert's Response to Murrieta Immigration Crisis
Tim Sheridan, the Democratic nominee in the race for California's 42nd Congressional District, criticized 20-year incumbent Congressman Ken Calvert's statement on the refugee transfer to the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Murrieta, California.
Panel votes to cut EPA funding, block regulations
A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday that would cut the Environmental Protection Agency's funding by 9 percent while stopping the agency from finishing carbon pollution regulations for power plants.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Lake Elsinore Valley News
Murrieta grabs national spotlight on immigration issue
Murrieta residents have a driven a line on the national immigration crisis catching the federal government off guard earlier this week by forcing buses of illegal immigrants many from Central America to recede.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Border-crossers should stay in Texas, a California lawmaker says
Protesters carrying flags and posters shout their displeasure and eventually turn around a caravan of three buses carrying immigrant families to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta.
33 House Republicans to Obama: End Deportation Stays for 'Dreamers'
Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who at one point was said to be writing his own immigration overhaul legislation and this week is at the Texas border DACA doesn't apply to the thousands of children who have crossed the border illegally in recent months, but critics of the Obama policy say it has contributed to a ... (more)
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Flood of Illegal Immigrants Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
Tens of thousands of immigrants who illegally crossed the Mexico border into Texas are in the process of being released into communities throughout the nation rather than being indefinitely detained or immediately deported, a congressman told Watchdog.org.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Mayor Declares Murrieta 'Safe' On Eve of Immigrants' Arrival
At a news conference today, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long joined other city and local officials in addressing the arrival of undocumented immigrants beginning Tuesday.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
The Village News
Murrieta expected to receive Texas detainees Tuesday
Murrieta's Border Patrol Station is bracing for an influx of undocumented immigrants to arrive on Tuesday.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
The Village News
Murrieta officials told plans to use city as a processing center for illegal immigrants rescinded
Plans to use California's Border Patrol stations in San Diego and Murrieta as processing centers for hundreds of aliens, mostly children, pouring into the United States through Texas and Arizona has been curbed.