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Thursday, December 07, 2023

The Terranea Resort is known for its ocean views, world-ranked spa and villas that can command $3,000 a night or more. The property is less well known as a gathering spot for federal elected officials and the campaign donors they wine and dine. But one politician was very familiar with the luxurious resort: former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In 2 years, the Bakersfield Republican's election committees dropped nearly a quarter of a million dollars at Terranea, with most of the money coming from a thinly regulated leadership PAC, a Times investigation has found. From 2012 through last June, McCarthy's PAC shelled out more than $1 million on hotels, private air travel and eateries, the FEC records show. That's more than double the combined total spent by the leadership PACs of the seven other lawmakers who've held the top House and Senate positions for their parties during all or part of that period, according to the Times analysis.

A waste disposal firm manager has been found guilty of manslaughter after a worker was crushed to death in an industrial shredder. read more

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday charged six Republicans who claimed to be presidential electors in 2020 and submitted certificates to Congress falsely asserting that former president Donald Trump had won the election in their state. read more

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

DeSantis said he is asking for $1 million to let FSU sue the College Football Playoff committee even though the championship will be decided months before a budget is approved. read more

Saturday, December 02, 2023

LAS VEGAS -- In the final Pac-12 football game before the conference realignment wrecking ball comes, Washington put the finishing touches on one of the best conference seasons in history. In beating No. 5 Oregon 34-31, the third-ranked Huskies became the first Pac-12 team to reach 13-0 before bowl season, punching a ticket to the College Football Playoff in the process.


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