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Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts
7:36 am on May 22, 2015

[Publisher's Note: As part of an ongoing effort to bring original, thoughtful commentary to you here at the FlashReport, we are pleased to present this column from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Huntington Beach, and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long-Beach.] If you…

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SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010


Daily Bulletin Editorial
IVDB: Politics trumps children's health
From the Left:
LAT Editorial: Super Majority
LAT: California: ruined by the supermajority
Spend, spend, spend
Rex Babin
Rex Babin Cartoon
Debra Saunders- A Sunday Double Header
SFChron: Getting a read on the candidates' books
SFChron: Reading on Candidates Continues
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Dana Rohrabacher

Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Katy Grimes

State Auditor Issues Scorching Report to Admin Authority of CA Courts System

Asm. Kristin Olsen

We Can Expand Early Childhood Education without Raising Taxes, Growing Government

Ed Ring

Californiaâs Government Unions Collect $1.0 Billion Per Year

Katy Grimes

50 Shades of Brown: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrat Party Rule

Matt Patterson

Rogue Labor Board Brought Down by Court

Jon Coupal


Katy Grimes

Important Legal Victory for Farmworkers and Gerawan Farming

Katy Grimes

CA Senate Shuts Down Debate On Vaccination Bill

BOE Member George Runner

Governor Releases May Revise

Richard Rider

The phantom Texas economic bust from plunging oil prices

Katy Grimes

Creepy CA Mandatory Vaccination Bill Fast-Tracked By Dems

Ed Ring

How Californiaâs State and Local Governments Can Save $50 Billion Per Year

Rex Hime

Thereâs No Need to Undo Proposition 13

Katy Grimes

Whatâs It Going To Take For Voters To Hold Corrupt Democrat Politicians Accountable?

Jon Coupal


Katy Grimes

Assembly Dems Kill Important Transparency Bill

Shawn Steel

Up-close look at Obamaâs foreign policy failures and the al Sisi alternative

BOE Member George Runner

New Contract with DMV Pumps the Brakes on Tax Overcharges

Katy Grimes

Labor Kills Bill To Help Farm Workers

Katy Grimes

New Technology Facilitates Transparency, Openness in CA State Govt.

BOE Member George Runner

Tax Hikes Look Silly as State Gets Financial Windfall

James Fitzgerald

AB 842: Stop Employers from Double Paying for Health Care

Ed Ring

Libertarians, Government Unions, and Infrastructure Development

Katy Grimes

Sacramentoâs Billion Dollar â¨Budget Fairy Tale

Jon Coupal

HJTA Initiative Would Make Housing More Affordable

Assembly Hearing to Shed Light on True Commitment to Farmworker Rights

Katy Grimes

Farm Employees Want âRight-To-Workâ In Union Dominated California

Jon Coupal


Richard Rider

UPDATE: Houston STILL has more housing starts than ALL of CA

Richard Rider

Why investors and business people often hate the free market

Katy Grimes

Gov. Brown Jumps-the-Shark on Climate Change Policy

BOE Member George Runner

Bill Allowing Tax Agency to Honor Divorce Agreements Advances

Ed Ring

Pension Reformers are not âThe Enemyâ of Public Safety

Katy Grimes

UFW Contracts Pay Less than Minimum Wage

BOE Member George Runner

Democrats Block Commonsense Legislation to Refund Illegal Taxes

Jon Coupal


Jon Coupal

Announcing My Candidacy for US Senate

BOE Member George Runner

California Tax Freedom Day Comes Late Again

Katy Grimes

Water Released From CA Dams Is For Kayakers and Trout

Ed Ring

Glazer vs. Bonilla 7th Senate District Battle Reflects New Political Split in California

Katy Grimes

Can California Expect Dem Apparat Thugs Like Wisconsin?

Richard Rider

Were California real estate prices always so high? Not hardly! Not until the Democrats took over.

Katy Grimes

Fish or Food: Govt. Credibility Gone On Drought Restrictions

BOE Member George Runner

The Fire Fee Shell Game: You Lose!

Richard Rider

Nobody wants a San Diego city job? SERIOUSLY???

Jon Coupal


Rep. Darrell Issa

Increased Spending Makes âDoc Fixâ Bad Policy

Katy Grimes

UFW Inflates Membership Numbers â A Lie, or Premature Calculation?

Richard Rider

Four San Diego city firefighter hiring reforms we need


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RT @RobertBluey: How @LeadershipInst is Training Tech-Savvy Conservatives ($) via @techpresident


Love it when a cop looks at ME like I'm crazy when I tell them that it is outrageous and wrong that they can retire at full salary at age 50


@tedlieu @aaronmclear Apparently #PROP30 is both a floor wax and a desert topping!


SF Sheriff Mirkarimi was reinstated. Waiting for a lefty Supervisor to explain how "our society is responsible" for him hitting his wife.


Of course he got off, the whole "jury" was made up of liberals RT @debrajsaunders: Three votes to retain #Mirkarimi. It's over.


RT @SovernNation: Breaking: Supervisor Avalos says he'll vote against misconduct charge, will vote to restore #Mirkarimi as sheriff. Tha ...


The anti-nuke protestors in Dana Point are welcome to shut down SCE's power plant for good - if they are going to pay my electricity bills.


Turn it on! RT @SCE_SONGS: Poll: 68% Confident #SanOnofre Can Be Restarted and Operated Safely


@JenniferFearing you're okay for a #VEGGIESAURUS


@JenniferFearing good ol' Prop 2 - "Condos for Chickens"


I'm calling on Molly Munger to... DOUBLE DOWN! #NoOn30


RT @MattRexroad: Kevin Jeffries puts the beat down on Bob Buster in this Supervisors debate.


RT @LincolnFresno: The Fresno County Lincoln Club Voter Guide is up:


Off Twitter most of the day begat did I miss?


RT @mp3michael: Eye opening expose into those complicit in Poway's horrific bond deal to borrow $100MM & payback $1B ...


RT @cfodee: #flashreport J Fleishman-a stand up guy. Thanks for clarifying to CFRW tonight. I'm a believer!


RT @Schwarzenegger: Thanks to @jayleno for having me. Looking forward to watching tonight.


@cfodee I'm available after the meeting if you want.


Getting ready to speak to the @RPSDC meetings - hundreds of activists and donors here - working to elect Republicans!


RT @trojanmom8: At the @RPSDC meeting, the last one prior to the most important election of our lifetime! #cagop #catcot #shouldbegood


RT @JimNielsenAD02: Statement from Jim Nielsen on Dan Logueâs Announcement


Dear Molly Munger - if you need any help explaining to voters why passing Prop. 30 is a bad idea, DM me.


Where is my RT love on the Logue news my MSM tweeps? Sigh.


@cmarinucci A fine American tradition is to kick out the reporters who will be voting for Obama.


Logue's name will still appear on the State Senate ballot, of course, as those ballots have already been printed.


We wish Assemblyman Logue Godspeed for a quick recovery from his health challenges.


Logue was in a tough battle against fellow north-state Assemblyman Jim Nielsen, who will now coast into this non-coastal Senate seat.


*Breaking* Citing health issues, Dan Logue drops State Senate bid; will seek re-election to the Assembly -->


RT @RPSDC: "TONIGHT: Official Pre-Election Event For All San Diego Republicans With Jon Fleischman And Deborah Seiler" ...


RT @capoliticalnews: Charles Munger in tear against conservatives--just put in $300K against Dahle for moderate Bosetti. $200K for Niel ...


RT @TheFix: What WAS Obama thinking during the 1st presidential debate? "Saturday Night Live" has answers.


RT @CapitolAlert: Former CA Lt. Gov. Mervyn Dymally dies at 86


@doclobby Waiting for the lobbyist who comes out of "Super 8" giving the Assembly Speaker a bad review... It will be a long wait.


If I were a manager at the County of Orange I would turn down the raise. Since odds are it will be followed by getting fired.


RT @TheFix: Amazing project on the investments of Members of Congress -- with interactive graphic!


RT @MelissaTweets: Seen the @HatingBreitbart trailer yet? Watch during the commercial break:


RT @BenHowe: VIDEO: The White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya


My week on twitter: 38 retweets received, 2 new listings, 59 new followers, 8 mentions. Via:


.@SenFeinstein is in the "faux concern" about gas prices game. Pandering 2 voters who drive when she supports policies that hike gas prices.


No doubt @terrytamminen and his extreme environmental radical buddies are loving the high gas prices.


If @JerryBrownGov feigning concern about gas prices is total bullshit. You can't credibly care when you promote policies that raise prices.


Truth: @JerryBrownGov enthusiastically supports onerous regulations that will drive gas prices up much higher than this.


There's no logical Yes on 30, Yes on 38 strategy. If both pass only top vote getter goes into effect. If u like 1 u must defeat the other.


I guess it would be a buzz kill to tell @mikegatto how his new baby already is in debt to the federal and state government.


@tedlieu Prop 38 supporters like M. Munger understand that if Prop 30 gets more vote, 38 can't go into effect.


Those who like that #PROP38 is guaranteed school funding (unlike #PROP30), remember only one can go into effect. You have to knock down 30!


@mikegatto Congratulation!


RT @CAnStereo: Sacramento responsible for our sky-high gas prices


RT @jpitney: #California county supervisors are as territorial as German shepherds.


RT @conanNBCLA: The truce is over. Molly Munger about to go after Prop 30. NBC4 LA at ;9AM tomorrow


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CA Budget Bites: May Revision Reduces Reliance on Out-of-State Private Prisons, Lacks Long-Term Solution to Prison Crisis


Liberal OC: Kang racks up another big endorsement for SD-29 race


CA Budget Bites: The Economy Is Booming for Californiaâs Wealthiest Households


Liberal OC: Sanchez named to Congressional Quarterly List of DC Influentials


Liberal OC: Irvine Council Majority moves Backwards not Forward


Liberal OC: Kang announces more endorsements for SD-29 race


CA Budget Bites: Warp Speed Ahead: The State Budget Process After the May Revision


Liberal OC: Context behind the Sanchez Comment from Saturday


Liberal OC: A Stronger Democratic Party Emerges from the State Convention


CA Budget Bites: Creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): Key Budget Center Resources on the Issue


Liberal OC: Not Schott! Irvineâs Lynn Schott is Not a Candidate for Congress in CD-46


Liberal OC: And just like that, Lou Correa announces for Congress


Liberal OC: Lorettaâs In; Sanchez aims to be First Latina US Senator


Liberal OC: Harris announces OC Endorsements for Senate


CA Budget Bites: Why Boosting Subsidized Child Care and Preschool Provider Rates Is Important


Calitics: Fast Food Owners and Workers Unite to Strengthen Jobs, Business


Calitics: State Budget Preview: Medi-Cal, #Health4All, other health investments needed


Liberal OC: Loretta Sanchez to launch Senate Bid Thursday


Liberal OC: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Backs Kang for State Senate


Liberal OC: Irvine Council Majority to spend more Taxpayer dollars on Political Witch hunt


Liberal OC: Requiescat in Pace, Eileen Algaze


CA Budget Bites: A Thought for Motherâs Day:  Making Policy Choices That Support Women and Their Children


Liberal OC: Will Great Park Contractors Sue Irvine Over Flawed Audit Claims


Liberal OC: Kangâs SD-29 Campaign Lands Key Endorsement


CA Budget Bites: A Legislative Guide to Advocatesâ Health and Human Services Funding Priorities for 2015-16


Liberal OC: Orange County Names New CEO


Calitics: What is Carly Fiorina Running for?


CA Budget Bites: Crafting the 2015-16 State Budget: Constraints and Opportunities


Liberal OC: Irvine Parents Want IUSD to Stop using Pesticide Roundup on School Grounds


Liberal OC: Uniting Orange County? Good Luck with That


Liberal OC: Judge Nelson?


CA Budget Bites: Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes Primarily Benefits Wealthy Families


Liberal OC: Patriot Act Section 215 Deadline Looms: are We Safer Online?


Liberal OC: Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site


Liberal OC: The case for Sukhee Kang in SD-29


CA Budget Bites: Assembly Proposal to Substantially Increase SSI/SSP Grants Is Set for First Committee Hearing


Liberal OC: FPPC Confirms Investigation Against Santa Ana Planning Commissioner Sean Mill


CA Budget Bites: A State EITC Would Complement Other Public Supports That Boost Familiesâ Economic Security


Liberal OC: JLAC Hearing fails on 9-3 Vote to Investigate; Appeal Expected


Calitics: A Sunset Fit for Earth Day


CA Budget Bites: An Updated Look at Californiaâs Job Recovery


Calitics: STUDY: Prevailing Wage Adds 17,500 Jobs to California Economy


Liberal OC: Irvine Council Majority Running Scared of Possible State Probe


Liberal OC: Krom offers Rebuttal to Shea on Great Park Investigation


Liberal OC: Forde & Mollrich Offer Rebuttal to Great Park Investigation for State Investigation of Audit Subcommittee


Calitics: What Color is the Sky in Joel Fox's Fantasy World?


Liberal OC: if Loretta Runs for Senate, who runs for Congressâ¦


CA Budget Bites: President Signs CHIP Bill, Freeing Up $450 Million in State Funds for Critical California Priorities


CA Budget Bites: Your Resources for Understanding the Debate Around Creating a State EITC in California


Liberal OC: Joint Legislation Audit Committee May Audit Irvine City Council over Great Park Investigation


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LAT Opinion: Women activists cross the Demilitarized Zone into South Korea amid heavy security and criticism


LAT Opinion: No love lost between Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks in this series


LAT Opinion: Ducks don't feel deflated after double-overtime loss to Blackhawks, 5-4


LAT Opinion: 'San Andreas' star Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson officiates at longtime fan's wedding


LAT Opinion: Blackhawks apply lessons better than Ducks to win Game 4 in double OT


LAT Opinion: Dodgers' Mike Bolsinger dominates Padres, 2-0


LAT Opinion: Chicago Blackhawks' stars come out in time


LAT Opinion: Dodgers down Padres, 2-0, behind gem by Mike Bolsinger


LAT Opinion: Ducks' three-goal flurry in 37 seconds just shy of record


LAT Opinion: Judge acquits Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo in 2012 killings


LAT Opinion: UFC 187: Daniel Cormier beats Anthony Johnson; Chris Weidman defeats Vitor Belfort


LAT Opinion: Volleyball: Huntington Beach wins its 101st consecutive match


LAT Opinion: Boys' volleyball: Southern Section championship scores


LAT Opinion: Isla Vista rampage victims remembered


LAT Opinion: Dodgers' Mike Bolsinger keeps the dream going in 2-0 win over Padres


LAT Opinion: Blackhawks take Ducks to double overtime and win, 5-4, to even series


LAT Opinion: Santa Barbara County oil cleanup continues; pipeline may be dug up soon


LAT Opinion: Marty Pasetta dies at 82; directed 17 Oscar shows, Elvis satellite concert


LAT Opinion: Salvadoran Angelenos celebrate Archbishop Oscar Romero's beatification


LAT Opinion: Boys' volleyball: City championship scores


LAT Opinion: Volleyball: Palisades win City Section Division I title


LAT Opinion: Rally monkey, chew on this: Dodgers try the rally banana


LAT Opinion: Football: Oaks Christian wins Pierce passing tournament


LAT Opinion: Crews working to dig up broken pipeline at Refugio State Beach


LAT Opinion: Volleyball: Taft wins its sixth City title


LAT Opinion: MLB quotes of the week


LAT Opinion: High school track stars turn on the burners


LAT Opinion: Coaching experience means little when choosing an MLB manager


LAT Opinion: Ireland is first country to legalize same-sex marriage in popular vote


LAT Opinion: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch take heated rivalry into Coca-Cola 600


LAT Opinion: Sea lion brought to SeaWorld from Santa Barbara oil spill dies


LAT Opinion: Atlanta Hawks doomed by injury? Kyle Korver lost for playoffs


LAT Opinion: Revised charges against Baltimore officers raise questions about case


LAT Opinion: U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided


LAT Opinion: Oscar Romero, slain Salvadoran archbishop, is a step closer to sainthood


LAT Opinion: Angels can't keep it close in 8-3 loss to Boston


LAT Opinion: Hall of Famer John Madden discusses changes and trends in the NFL


LAT Opinion: Roger Federer poised to make a long run at French Open title


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LAT Opinion: Live updates: Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Game 4


LAT Opinion: Dodgers put Yasmani Grandal on disabled list, call up Austin Barnes


LAT Opinion: Helio Castroneves goes for fourth Indy 500 win


LAT Opinion: After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program


LAT Opinion: UFC 187 Live Coverage: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier/Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort


LAT Opinion: David Freese, not Mike Trout, leads the Angels in RBIs


LAT Opinion: Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price ejected before start of game


LAT Opinion: Angelenos to celebrate Oscar Romero's beatification


LAT Opinion: Chris Pratt of 'Jurassic World' is '(pre)apologizing' for potential press tour gaffes


LAT Opinion: Laguna Beach imposes 45-day moratorium on short-term rentals


LAT Opinion: At 50 gallons a week, widow knows just how precious water is


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Calwhine: Mystifying Bee editorial wrong on basics of Obama authority fight


John Hrabe: reporting California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats


Rose Institute: Hello world!


John Hrabe: Al Jazeera Americaâs Off the Record Conversations on FBI Leak


John Hrabe: PG&E, First American, Philip Morris Donated to Ron Calderon Slush Fund AFTER FBI raid


Rose Institute: The Benefits and Side Effects of Yacon Syrup


John Hrabe: Ron Calderon Fundraiser: âWe Put the FUN in Fundraising!â


John Hrabe: Diversity PAC Slush Fund


John Hrabe: Legislator, Labor Leader Champions Pay Equity for Disabled Workers


John Hrabe: Disability groups deliver petitions to Goodwill


John Hrabe: 5 CA Goodwill charities pay employees less than minimum wage


John Hrabe: Millennials: The Lost Generation


John Hrabe: Abel Maldonadoâs Record of Running Over the âLittle Guyâ


John Hrabe: 9 CA GOP Legislators Voted for $2 Billion Tax Extension


John Hrabe: Fireworks Erupt on CA Legislatorsâ Junket to Armenia


John Hrabe: IRS Tax Deadlines: When to Pay Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments


John Hrabe: Opponents of AB 711 Take A (Leaded) Shot at Humane Society US


John Hrabe: Oops! LA Times Confuses Armenia with Hostile Neighbor Azerbaijan


John Hrabe: Speaker Perez, Katcho Achadjian Lead Junket to Armenia


John Hrabe: Consumer Attorneys, Tort Reformers Criticize Harkey Lawsuit


John Hrabe: High-Priced Lobbyists Try to Block Sexual Abuse Bill in California


John Hrabe: Diane Harkey, Sorry I Low-Balled Your $10 Million Frivolous Lawsuit


John Hrabe: Read Diane Harkeyâs Frivolous Lawsuit Against Her Political Opponent


John Hrabe: Diane Harkey Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Fellow State Lawmaker


John Hrabe: 7th Legislator on Cuba Junket Identified


John Hrabe: Galgiani and Achadjian on Cuba Junket with Lobbyist


John Hrabe: Former CA GOP Chairman Praises ACLUâs Fight Against Totalitarian State


John Hrabe: SB 131: Assembly GOP Caucus Should Stand Up for Sexual Abuse Victims


John Hrabe: Capitol Weekly Top 100 List snubs women


John Hrabe: CA Assembly pays women less; fewer in top staff positions


John Hrabe: CA State Assembly: Men Fill Nearly Two-Thirds of Chief of Staff Positions


John Hrabe: CA State Assembly: 10 Highest Paid Staff All Men


John Hrabe: California Optometric Association Contributions to B&P Committee


John Hrabe: Sent Demand to Cease and Desist


John Hrabe: Campaign 2014: Michelle Steel Fundraising Blows Competition Out of the Water


John Hrabe: Californians Building Bridges 2013 Campaign Finance Recipient


John Hrabe: Ron Calderon & Nancy Skinner Participated in Cuba Junket


John Hrabe: Why the Beeâs Story About Legislator-Lobbyist Relationship is Sexist


John Hrabe: NSA Funding: How Members of Congress Voted on Amash Amendment


John Hrabe: Swearenginâs Secrecy: Fresno Limits Public Records Requests to 3 Subjects


John Hrabe: Billboard lobbyist advised both sides of Placentia advertising deal


John Hrabe: Rep. John Campbell 2nd Quarter Fundraising Haul


John Hrabe: Yes, the New Apartment Will Work Just Fine


John Hrabe: Ashley Swearengin & City of Fresno Violate Stateâs Public Records Law


John Hrabe: Goodwill Buys Online Ads Defending Low Pay for Workers


John Hrabe: Campaign 2014: Farmer Ryan Schohr Announces Farm Endorsements


John Hrabe: Rock Center Rocked by Ethics Scandal: NBC News Rips Off Goodwill Story from Blogger


John Hrabe: Emails with NBC News


John Hrabe: State Senator Mimi Walters Breaks Tax Pledge with $2.3 Billion Tax Vote


John Hrabe: Sen. Hernandez authors bills to benefit his optometry business


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