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THE NOONER for March 3, 2016
WOW: Mitt Romney is speaking this morning against Donald Trump, calling him a "phony," "fraud," and someone who is trying to "pull off the American people as suckers." The GOP is off the tracks this cycle, and I don't say that from a partisan perspective. Trump is going to win the nomination, and the establishment is having a s***fit. The LAT goes all out on him in an editorial today.
THE DEAN SPEAKETH: New Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon can focus on solutions instead of term limits [George Skelton @ LAT] - “A new, hopeful era is beginning in California's Capitol as a debilitating period ends. Enter a new Assembly speaker, Paramount Democrat Anthony Rendon, the first in two decades who will be allowed to occupy the office long enough to completely unpack and explore its potential.”
Meanwhile, here in Mexico, there is no appetite to by for his YUUGE wall.
DEAD SPACE: Central Valley congressman wants taxpayers to know what empty federal buildings are costing [Sarah D. Wire @ LAT] - “The federal government spends more than $1.7 billion a year to maintain 770,000 empty buildings while other agencies are leasing or buying new space, and Rep. Jeff Denham is fed up.”
GASSED: At $2 million a day, Porter Ranch residents get to keep their temporary housing [Alice Walton @ LAT] - “The California 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the gas company's argument that residents should immediately vacate their hotels and other temporary homes now that the gas leak has been fixed.”
NOT NAP TIME: Taxi driver kidnapped by jail escapees files $2 million claim against Orange County [Jordan Graham @ OCR] - “A taxi driver who was kidnapped by three local jail escapees in January and held hostage for seven days has filed a $2 million claim against Orange County, saying the ordeal caused him severe emotional distress, post-traumatic stress and “fear of death due to horrific events.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblywoman Susan Eggman and J Street's Ilissa Gold!
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