Police unions use ugly tactics to shut down pension reform

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  California, Commentary  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the City of Costa Mesa

 
By Steven Greenhut
SACRAMENTO — California’s pension reformers have always had a tough road as they battle politically powerful and well-funded public-employee unions, but a case in Orange County shows just how dirty these battles can get. That’s especially true when one tussles with police unions.
In 2012, the city of Costa Mesa had become Wisconsin west […]

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Conservative group: California trying to grab donor lists

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  California, Commentary  /  No Comments

TARGET: The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is saying the state of California is improperly demanding information about its donors — and is threatening unusually harsh penalties if the group doesn’t comply. Another conservative group has filed a separate lawsuit against California Attorney General Kamala Harris, which is now in the 9th Circuit.

 
By Steven Greenhut
California Attorney General Kamala Harris obviously hasn’t learned a lesson from the Obama administration’s embarrassing IRS scandal.
The IRS targeted conservative groups and even demanded information about some of these groups’ smallest donors, according to the Washington Post and other media reports.
Now turn to California. A Virginia-based conservative group filed a federal First Amendment […]

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Labor activists to UC students: End Israel now

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  California, Labor  /  No Comments

AP Photo / Tomer Appelbaum)

By Paul Miller | Watchdog.org
A November 12 panel discussion on the University of California’s flagship Berkeley campus was billed as an opportunity to learn about events 7,000 miles away in Israel – and about a Dec. 4 graduate student vote to join the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Instead, attendees were exhorted to bring […]

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Obama doubles down on tech-immigrant abuse

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  California, Immigration, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

T-SHIRT FOR HIRE: President Obama displays a T-shirt he received from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Expanding a controversial visa program as part of immigration reform, the Obama administration has already rewarded participating businesses that underpay and “handcuff” foreign-born workers.

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GOP made gains in bluest of blue California

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  California, Commentary  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – The Republican tsunami that swept the country on Tuesday stopped somewhere just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. But Golden State Republicans fared unexpectedly well if one looks closely at the legislative and statewide races. Let’s just say some of the wave splashed into the state, dampening Democratic hopes in a […]

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Police groups split over attorney general pick

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Arizona, California, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

SPLIT RANKS: President Obama, shown at a police memorial, will nominate a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder in the coming days or weeks.

A national police group is lobbying President Obama to name the No. 2 man at the Department of Homeland Security to be his new attorney general.

But the National Fraternal Order of Police isn’t getting backup from other law-enforcement associations or those who have actually dealt with Alejandro Mayorkas.

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