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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
Schwarzenegger Weakened In Election - Politics | Nbc News
nbcnews.com
The setback for Schwarzenegger came on a night that also saw Democrats retain governorships in hotly contested races in New Jersey and Virginia, giving the party momentum heading into next year's mid-term congressional elections.

Feinstein Denied Democratic Endorsement In Ca Senate Race | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

None Of The Democrats Running For California Attorney General Won The Party's Endorsement
Phil Willon @
latimes.com
The California Democratic Party on Saturday opted to forgo endorsing either of the two candidates in the running for state attorney general.

Gun Laws Force Elk Grove Historical Society To Cancel Reenactment | The Sacramento Bee
Michael Mcgough @
sacbee.com
By Michael Mcgough

Former California Senate Staffer Says She Was Fired After Reporting Rape By Colleague - Capradio.org
Bob Moffitt @
capradio.org
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GOP Governors Keep Their Distance From Missouri's Greitens - Politico

Fellow GOP leaders at the National Governors Association winter meeting this weekend didn't try to give Greitens any cover as he faces an indictment and likely investigation in his state's Republican controlled legislature. And they shied away from saying whether the first-term GOP governor should resign or fight the charges.

Hundreds Of Malibu Students And Their Families March Against Gun Violence, Call For Stricter Gun Control Laws
Carlos Lozano @
latimes.com
Hundreds of Malibu students and their families march against gun violence

'crossing California' Features The Best Columns From Travel Writer Sam Mcmanis | The Sacramento Bee
Debbie Arrington @
sacbee.com
By Debbie Arrington

The Homeless In L.a Are Not Who You Think They Are
The Times Editorial Board @
latimes.com
Consider Nadia, whose story has become typical. When she decided she had to end her abusive marriage, she knew it would be hard to find an affordable place to live with her three young children. With her husband, she had paid $2,000 a month for a three-bedroom condo in the San Fernando Valley, but prices were rising rapidly, and now two-bedroom apartments in the area were going for $2,400 — an impossible rent for a single parent who worked part time at Magic Mountain.

Fate Of Manchin-toomey Background Check Proposal Hinges On Trump, Lawmaker Says - Politico

Manchin expressed an openness to revive the proposal, which would expand firearm background checks to include online sales and gun shows, but said the proposal would need backing from the White House to gain traction in Congress.

Weinstein Co. Is Set To File For Bankruptcy After Sale Talks Collapse
Ryan Faughnder @
latimes.com
Weinstein Co. will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors.

A Key Voice is Silent in Supreme Court Case on Unions
ADAM LIPTAK @

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, who holds the crucial vote in a case that could threaten public unions, asked no questions.

Authorities On Alert As Winter Storm Moves Toward Charred Mountains In Santa Barbara County
Alene Tchekmedyian @
latimes.com
Residents who live below mountains burned by the Sherpa, Whittier, Thomas and Alamo fires were warned late Sunday to prepare in case they are ordered to evacuate Monday night.

The Democratic Party is pulling itself in two different directions

In California, a longtime Senate Democrat didn't earn the endorsement of her party for not being anti-Trump enough. In Pennsylvania, a Democratic candidate is campaigning against Nancy Pelosi.

We Have All The Data We Need: Stronger Gun Laws Would Save Lives
Devin Hughes and Mark Bryant @
latimes.com
The 1996 Dickey Amendment discouraged research on gun violence, but it didn't stop scholars. Laws making guns harder to get will save lives.