Elizabeth Warren gets worked up. So does Roseanne Barr. We’re all over it, plus the latest ruling on gun control, which is certain to find its way onto the campaign trail, if not to SCOTUS, the vicious reaction to Republican Doug Elmets’ support of Hillary Clinton, and Foon Rhee’s suggestion for what Darrell Steinberg should do about Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center luxury suite.
If you can’t Take the heat
In a barn-burner of a speech to the American Constitution Society, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren lit into Donald Trump, repeatedly calling him a “thin-skinned, racist bully” and a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” for his recent attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of California. The presumptive Republican nominee has not yet responded to the senator he calls “Pocahantas.” But he did tweet this: “Thank you Roseanne, very much appreciated.”
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That’d be Roseanne Barr, who told the Hollywood Reporter: “I think we would be so lucky if Trump won. Because then it wouldn’t be Hillary.”
Roseanne talked a lot about other stuff, too: “I smoke a lot of it. It’s ganja. God made it, it’s awesome.” – Erika D. Smith @Erika_D_Smith
Take a number: 1.205 million
Although not all the votes are counted, Donald Trump received 1.205 million votes in California on Tuesday. In 2012, the GOP standard-bearer, Mitt Romney, received 1.53 million votes in the California primary. In 2008, John McCain received 1.24 million votes in the California primary in a contested contest against Romney. And yet Trump calls Romney a choke artist and McCain a loser.
Editorial: Sorry, Bernie Sanders, but it’s time to go.
Editorial: The 9th Circuit issued a reasonable ruling in Peruta v. San Diego County, and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones will continue to issue permits to carry concealed weapons.
Foon Rhee: Mayor Kevin Johnson and Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg should set a good example by pledging not to hog the city of Sacramento’s luxury suite at the Golden 1 Center.
Dan Walters: Darrell Steinberg shifts to new role as mayor.
Doug Elmets: When CNN aired a spot featuring former Reagan aide Doug Elmets and his decision to vote for Hillary Clinton, the viciousness of the reaction was shocking.
Joe Mathews: Banc of California CEO Steven Sugarman bets big on California.
Kirsten Barlow and Jessica Cruz: Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness is flat wrong about Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ AB 1300.
Kate Meis: Proceed ever so cautiously with Assemblyman Matt Dababneh’s AB 2693.
The L.A. Times: Criminal sentencing decisions belong to judges, not the outraged public – even in the sexual assault case of Stanford swim team member Brock Allen Turner.
The San Jose Mercury News: Brock Turner’s sentencing in the sexual assault of an unconscious woman outside a Stanford frat party could be a turning point.
Redding Record Searchlight: Officials work to create an ordinance to regulate massage parlors, which numbered 146 in this city of 90,000, or one for every 616 people. Must be lots of sore backs.
The Orange County Register: How to reverse the erosion of the GOP.
Miami Herald: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is “devastated” by questions about her integrity after reports that she took a $25,000 donation from Donald Trump and dropped an investigation of his “university.” She might want to think twice about cheering him on at a Saturday rally.
Charles Krauthammer: We have two bad choices for president.
Eugene Robinson: You can’t be for and against Donald Trump.
Michael Gerson: The Party of Lincoln, RIP?
Dana Milbank: Will Bernie Sanders end his pique any time soon?
Nicholas Kristof: Bernie Sanders might be helping Donald Trump.
Gail Collins: The Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders road trip.
Charles Munger Jr. did not help fund Assembly candidate Kevin Kiley’s campaign, as reported in Thursday’s Take.
Tweet of the day
Melissa Melendez @asmMelendez: Fact: running for office, even in the most contentious environment, is easier than preparing for an end of school yr party for 40 kids. MM