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California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race

California Prepares for Long-Denied Star Turn in Presidential Race
nytimes.com — Republican leaders are in the midst of a major effort to reposition the party ideologically as it seeks to revive its appeal in a state that is increasingly Democratic and Latino. In large part, that means distancing the state party from national Republicans on issues like immigration and same-sex marriage.

Trump says he can win even without Republican unity

Trump says he can win even without Republican unity
thehindu.com — Donald Trump got a taste on Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like. He was forced to exit his motorcade and walk through a field, climbing an embankment with Secret Service agents helping him, to avoid angry demonstrators on the street.

Trump calls for party unity but says he’ll win, regardless

Trump calls for party unity but says he’ll win, regardless
seattletimes.com — After walking through a field to avoid protesters, Donald Trump spoke at a meeting of Republicans in California and showed little conviction on the need to unify the party. Or moderate his name-calling. Share story BURLINGAME, Calif. - Donald Trump got a taste Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like.

Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity

Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity
nytimes.com — BURLINGAME, Calif. - Donald J. Trump got a taste on Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like. He was forced to exit his motorcade and walk through a field, climbing an embankment with Secret Service agents helping him, to avoid angry demonstrators on the street.

POLITICS - THE MOVIE - Dole Sees U.S. Conquer Evil. Good Film, He Says. - NYTimes.com

POLITICS - THE MOVIE - Dole Sees U.S. Conquer Evil. Good Film, He Says. - NYTimes.com
nytimes.com — With a box of Goobers and a basket of popcorn, Bob Dole took on two missions today -- celebrating his wife's 60th birthday and preparing for another speech on Hollywood movie values -- by settling into a nearly empty theater for a matinee showing of "Independence Day."

Can Clinton Feel the Bern?

Can Clinton Feel the Bern?
nytimes.com — WHEN Hubert H. Humphrey captured the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968, at a Democratic convention marked by violence on the streets and protests in the hall, antiwar demonstrators backing Eugene McCarthy threatened to spike Chicago's water system with L.S.D. and enlist a squad of virile men to seduce the wives and daughters of delegates.

Considering Earthquake Threats in California and Oklahoma

Considering Earthquake Threats in California and Oklahoma
nytimes.com — NAGOURNEY: There are always fears about an earthquake at a nuclear facility, but I think what people are really afraid of - and what Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, who has made earthquake preparation a central part of his legacy, has warned about - is a catastrophic earthquake that essentially shuts down his city by cutting off water and power for as much as six months.

California Nears Deal to Adopt a $15 State Minimum Wage

California Nears Deal to Adopt a $15 State Minimum Wage
nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - California lawmakers have reached a tentative deal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, potentially marking the biggest advance yet in a campaign to increase pay for low-income workers that has reverberated in the Democratic presidential contest and in cities across the country.

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch News
adn.com — KAPOLEI, Hawaii - From the start - when Honolulu officials began talking about building a 20-mile elevated train line near the southern coast of Oahu - there were concerns. How much would it cost? What would it do to the character of a state that has long celebrated its natural beauty and isolation?

Hawaii Struggles to Keep Rail Project From Becoming a Boondoggle

Hawaii Struggles to Keep Rail Project From Becoming a Boondoggle
nytimes.com — KAPOLEI, Hawaii - From the start - when Honolulu officials began talking about building a 20-mile elevated train line near the southern coast of Oahu - there were concerns. How much would it cost? What would it do to the character of a state that has long celebrated its natural beauty and isolation?
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May 02, 2016

RT @reneemurawski: Usually a bit player, Calif. may get big role in the primary drama @adamnagourney @jmartNYT nyti.ms/1UrzblU httppic.twitter.com/LrNXcutvLA://t.co/LrNXcutvLA

May 02, 2016

“It’s hard to get good candidates to do kamikaze missions." Why Ca GOP leaders NOThappy w pres campaign coming to CA.nyti.ms/1UrzblU

May 02, 2016

Ca GOP, in decline, worries GOP pres campaign will underline very issues that account for their decline. W @jmartNYT nyti.ms/1UrzblU

May 02, 2016

For California Republican Party leaders, one unwelcome part of primary coming to town: Donald Trump. w/ @jmartNYT nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/…

May 01, 2016

A question from @jmartNYT that may soon haunt Ted Cruz: why did he leave must win Indiana to come to Calif? nytimes.com/politics/first…

Apr 30, 2016

RT @jmartNYT: Cruz says Carly will be first Californian on nat'l ticket since Reagan. But she left Calif after losing '10 race, moved to northern Va!

Apr 30, 2016

Pete Wilson emerges from California's past to endorse Cruz and warn of party ruin should Trump win, from @jmartNYT nyti.ms/1r6OuEy

Apr 30, 2016

Cruz: "California is going to decide this Republican primary." He better hope so.

Apr 30, 2016

Want to know what part of California Ted Cruz is looking to for votes? Much talk in speech @ water, farmers and protections for Delta smelt


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