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Rep. Tom Lantos of California dies at 80

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Rep. Tom Lantos, the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, died Monday due to complications from cancer, his office said. Lantos was 80. Rep. Tom Lantos represented his Northern California district for 14 terms.  He died at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, surrounded by his wife,…

Sunday Read: How About a Budget That Works for Everyone?

If the Governor demands our children, the disabled, and the poor to make sacrifices, then he ought to make the same demand on those who profit from loopholes in the tax system. We cannot continue to balance the budget on the backs of our poorest and most fragile people. It is wrong; it is reprehensible.…

Obama-mentum!

Momentum (noun) - an impelling force or strength; “Senator Obama’s momentum carried his campaign to a lead in the polls.”  The Latest Rasmussen California Poll Election 2008: California Democratic Presidential Primary California: Obama 45% Clinton 44% In California’s Democratic Presidential Primary, Barack Obama now holds a statistically insignificant one-point lead over Hillary Clinton. The latest Rasmussen Reports…

Breaking News: Maria Shriver backs Barack Obama

From the LATimes.com In a dramatic moment at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, California First Lady Maria Shriver just strode out onto a stage that had already seen its share of celebrities — Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder among them — and announced that she was joining the Kennedy half of the family backing Barack Obama, reports…

I Voted for Edwards. I’m Endorsing Obama.

When Senator John Edwards suspended his campaign last week I had my ballot ready to go, with Edwards marked as my choice for President. Having been a delegate for Senator Edwards to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, to say the least I was disappointed by the Senator’s decision. I sent it in anyway and have…