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Race a factor in Obama’s endorsement of Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez says

Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, in an interview with Univision 19 that aired this weekend, suggested that President Barack Obama’s endorsement of U.S. Senate rival Kamala Harris was in part based on race.

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Election Guide: Trump has left the building. Now on to Philly.

Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination with an impassioned speech, delivered to a party that has swithered about his candidacy. Calling himself ‘the law and order candidate,’ he painted a grim picture of life in a crime-ridden America, and blamed Democrat Hillary Clinton for the nation’s ills. Next up: A Democratic VP pick and the Democratic National Convention.

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View of the GOP from out of state: ‘California’s lost’

The Republican Party of New Mexico arrived at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, like California, far outnumbered by Democrats in their home state. But unlike in California, where the GOP holds no statewide office and neither chamber of the Legislature, New Mexico elected a Republican governor, Susana Martinez, in 2010, and Republicans control the state’s lower house.

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Duck-duck-goose and quiet in Cleveland as Donald Trump takes nomination

Before the Republican National Convention opened in Cleveland, conjecture ran to riots. But by the time on Thursday that Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president, the same social forces that gave air to his law-and-order speech – heightened anxiety about terrorism, immigration, police shootings and attacks on law enforcement – had failed to spark an eruption outside of the convention hall.

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FPPC approves regulation change aimed at ‘shadow lobbyists’

California’s political watchdog approved a regulatory change Thursday aimed at encouraging shadow lobbyists to disclose their efforts to influence legislation. Lobbyists are required to file quarterly reports with the state that outline their attempts to sway officials, but the Fair Political Practices Commission is concerned that some are ignoring the rules.

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