Tag Archives: California

POLL: Dead Heat In California For Hillary & Bernie

According to an NBC/WSJ California primary poll issued tonight, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by two points, which is within the poll’s margin of error. NBC News reports: Clinton and Sanders running even in California wouldn’t affect the overall delegate math in the Democratic race, where Clinton leads Sanders by some 270 pledged delegates and 770 overall delegates. (A tied ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary

California Gov. Jerry Brown this morning issued an “open letter to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.” He writes: On Tuesday, June 7, I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump. I have closely watched the primaries and am ...

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SERIOUSLY: Bernie Sanders Enters Rally To Anti-Gay Rap Song About Murdering “Homo Thugs” [VIDEO] UPDATE: Sanders Campaign Says Video Is FAKE

UPDATE: THIS NEVER HAPPENED. See this post.   Earlier…….Via The Source: It’s May, and despite the fact that Sanders appears to have lost far too much ground to Hillary Clinton to make a serious run at the Oval Office in November, the Vermont senator is still campaigning, and he was in Lancaster, California today speaking at another rally packed with ...

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Padres Rehire DJ Behind Gay Chorus Incident

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Major League Baseball completed its investigation of Saturday’s national anthem mixup involving the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and Thursday reaffirmed the Padres’ findings that it was the result of human error. Shortly after the announcement, Padres President and CEO Mike Dee tweeted that the Padres have reinstated DJ ArtForm, the third-party contractor they terminated ...

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Bernie Sanders Agrees To Debate Donald Trump

Unreal. Via Mediaite: In what might turn out to be the political equivalent of the Rumble in the Jungle, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders now seem to agree on facing each other ahead of the California primary. Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, where he was asked about everything from his previous support of Hillary Clinton, to using ...

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Carjackers Use Grindr To Lure Victims

The Los Angeles Times reports: Two carjacking suspects who reportedly used the gay dating app Grindr to lure their victims have been arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officials said Tuesday. The carjackings occurred over the last two weeks in the high desert communities of Victorville and Adelanto, according to deputies. “On both occasions, the victims had blindly ...

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SAN DIEGO: Gay Men’s Chorus Call For Padres To Reinstate DJ Fired Over National Anthem Incident

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Responding to Monday’s apology from the DJ who mistakenly played the wrong national anthem tape at Saturday’s Padres game, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus has called on the Padres to reinstate the performer known as DJ ArtForm. The chorus on Tuesday issued the following statement on its Facebook page: “As a community outreach organization ...

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LOS ANGELES: Bomb Threat Grounds Flight

CBS News reports: Authorities Tuesday investigated the circumstances surrounding a possible threat that has been made on a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. According to airport police, the American Eagle aircraft has been moved to a remote area of the airport. Police are working with the pilot to deplane passengers and search the aircraft. The plane traveled to Los ...

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SAN DIEGO: Major League Baseball To Investigate Gay Men’s Chorus Complaint On National Anthem Debacle

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Major League Baseball is investigating a situation involving the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and the national anthem Saturday at Petco Park. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney told the Union-Tribune that baseball’s investigations department will begin to gather information to determine why the chorus was unable to perform as a pre-recorded voice of a previous singer ...

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CALIFORNIA: San Diego Padres Fire Contractor Over “Unintentional” Gay Men’s Chorus Incident

From the Washington Post: The Padres tweeted out another statement Sunday night, in which the team said that an “internal investigation” had revealed “no malicious intent.” However, the “unintentional mistake” did lead San Diego to “take disciplinary action against [an] employee” and let go of a “third-party contractor.” The Padres offered another apology and noted their “commitment to inclusion.” Statement ...

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Bernie Sanders Calls For Final Debate With Hillary

The Hill reports: The Bernie Sanders campaign is pushing Hillary Clinton to debate in delegate-rich California before the state’s June 7 Democratic presidential primary. In a Wednesday afternoon statement, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said the Vermont senator has accepted an invitation from Fox News to debate “with the understanding that we can reach mutual agreement on the debate moderators, ...

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Noted Homocons Sign Up As Trump Delegates

Billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Fox News commentator Richard Grenell have been named as California delegates for Donald Trump. You may recall that Grenell was the spokesman for the 2012 Romney campaign for about ten seconds until AFA radio host Bryan Fischer went on a rampage and Grenell “resigned.” Fortune has more about Thiel’s recent political history: Thiel, a ...

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CALIFORNIA: Assembly Approves Ban On State-Funded Travel To All States With Anti-LGBT Laws

The ban was approved by a 54-21 vote and now moves to the state Senate. Via press release from Equality California: AB 1887, authored by Asm. Evan Low (D-Campbell), would prohibit state-funded or sponsored travel to a state that, after June 26, 2015, has enacted a law that voids or repeals existing state or local protections against discrimination on the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Protests Outside Trump Speech

Donald Trump and his bodyguards just literally clambered through a ditch to evade the hundreds of protesters outside the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, California, where Trump is about to speak to the state GOP convention. Watch below.

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CALIFORNIA: Chaos At Trump Rally [VIDEO]

From the Los Angeles Times: Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate. Traffic came to a halt as a boisterous crowd walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags. ...

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Bernie Sanders To Cut Hundreds Of Campaign Staffers And Focus On June 7th California Primary

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off “hundreds” of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning California, he said in an interview Wednesday. The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after losing four of the five states that voted Tuesday and falling further behind Hillary Clinton ...

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$27: Sanders Launches First California Ad [VIDEO]

From the Los Angeles Times: As Hillary Clinton travels to California for a pair of high-dollar fundraisers with film star George Clooney, Bernie Sanders will launch his first paid television advertising in the state with a message highlighting what his presidential campaign sees as a key contrast. The new 30-second spot is called “$27,” a number that has become as ...

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Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Gay Man Arrested For “Nudity” At 2011 San Diego Pride Festival

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit over a man’s public nudity citation Tuesday, ruling there is evidence that San Diego police possibly discriminated against him at the annual gay pride event in Balboa Park. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means the lawsuit is headed back to the lower district ...

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Man Charged With Killing Son For Being Gay

From the Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday charged a 69-year-old man with fatally shooting his son outside the family’s North Hills home because the son was gay. The shooting occurred Tuesday when police responded to a call at the family home and found the bodies of Amir Issa, 29 [photo], and his mother, who was not identified. ...

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SCOTUS Splits 4-4, Upholds Defeat Of Anti-Gay Bid To Upend Mandatory Public Sector Union Fees

In April 2013, Orange County elementary school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs sued the California Teachers Association, arguing that her mandatory union fees meant that she had been unwillingly forced into financially supporting the union’s advertising campaign against the passage of Proposition 8. Friedrich’s suit was joined by the Christian Educators Association International. Which brings us to today. Via The Atlantic: The ...

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