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THE Nooner for September 24, 2017

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on aroundthecapitol.com today:

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Political Road Map: Don't Miss The Fine Print In This Big California Campaign Disclosure Bill
John Myers @
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown must choose who to side with over a bill on his desk that would, depending on who he believes, expand the disclosure of campaign donors or offer a new place for them to hide.

Jerry Brown Signs Skydiving Bill After Lodi Deaths | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Collins: Very Unlikely To Vote For Obamacare Repeal - Politico
politico.com
Sen. Susan Collins said it is very unlikely that she will support the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal, but said she will know more tomorrow when the Congressional Budget Office releases its analysis of the bill.

California Republican Won't Say If He Supports Graham-cassidy Healthcare Bill
latimes.com
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Warriors: "we Accept That President Trump Has Made It Clear That We Are Not Invited" To White House
mercurynews.com
Golden State Warriors, Donald Trump, Stephen Curry

Bay Area political events: Catharine Baker town hall, Free Speech Week
sfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area Monday Town hall: Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-San Ramon, holds a town hall meeting at the Orinda Library auditorium, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tuesday Voter registration: Volunteers will help new U.S. citizens register to vote after swearing-in ceremony. Sponsored by Democracy Action, which works to advance Democratic candidates. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday outside the Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland. https://demaction.

California Republicans Looking For Ways To Increase Their Relevance In Statewide Races
Seema Mehta @
latimes.com
Trying to avoid a repeat of the 2016 Senate race, when no Republican appeared on the ballot, the California GOP is trying to change its endorsement process

Graham: 'we’re Going To Get The Votes Next Week' - Politico
politico.com
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said the GOP would manage to round up the 50 votes necessary to pass Obamacare repeal through the Senate by the end of the next week. but their path to 50 is unclear.

UC Berkeley 'free Speech Week' Officially Canceled, Appeared To Be A Set-up
mercurynews.com
Higher Education, Regional, Trump Administration, UC Berkeley

Hot, Dry Santa Ana Winds Arrive In San Diego, Orange Counties - The San Diego Union-tribune
Gary Robbins @
sandiegouniontribune.com


Democrats Need Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton To Get Out Of The Way - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ swing through California and Hillary Clinton’s book tour underscore the Democrats’ problem in the aftermath of the 2016 election.

Fixing L.A. Buildings Vulnerable To Collapse Is Vital Before Next Big Earthquake, Garcetti Says
latimes.com
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the Mexico earthquake is a reminder that earthquake retrofits in California should happen as soon as possible.

UC Berkeley Protester Fears The Worst: In The Meantime, He Sells T-shirts - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Sam Goody, a regular at protests, stood behind a folding table loaded with T-shirts and buttons on Sunday as hundreds of people gathered at UC Berkeley in anticipation of an appearance by right-wing showman Milo Yiannopoulos. One of Goody's screen-printed tops read, "Black Lives Matter," the letters formed out of the names of men and women who were killed in police-involved shootings. Another shirt decried President Trump in unprintable messages. Goody has been to nearly every rally in Berkeley this year. At each one, the demonstrations have gotten a little more tense and a little more unstable, he said.

Sen. Rand Paul lays out demands on health care as talks continue

The hard-line conservative offers a glimmer of hope for the latest Republican proposal.

Police barricades block access to UC Berkeleyâ
Kimberly Veklerov, Lizzie Johnson, Nanette Asimov and @
sfgate.com
Latest updates from UC Berkeley on a planned appearance by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and protests against him. 9:40 a.m.: Concrete and plastic barricades blocked access to UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza on Sunday as the university prepared for a promised appearance by ultraconservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and a planned protest rally. Police officers from as far away as UC Davis sipped coffee and waved pedestrians away from the south end of the plaza, which was empty. Just off campus, a group of volunteers set up folding chairs in an “empathy tent,” offering attendees a calm alternative to a potentially volatile confrontation later in the day.

Administration officials, senators react to Trumpâ

Administration officials and Republican senators on Sept. 24 commented on President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

How Conservatives Learned to Love Free Lawyers for the Poor
ALYSIA SANTO @
politico.com
By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures.

Trump: White House invitation to Warriors is â
sfgate.com
President Trump tweeted Saturday that an invitation to a reluctant Golden State Warriors to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA championship had been “withdrawn.”

Daca Debate: Don’t Call Them ‘dreamers,’ Or Pawns – Daily News
dailynews.com
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi smiled as she stood at a podium in San Francisco last week and described young, undocumented immigrants as “our VIPs.”

Dems launch $15m campaign for lawyers to take on Trump
politico.com
Fresh off challenging the travel ban and other Trump policies, the party targets scores of attorneys general offices.