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Governor wants to sell L.A. Coliseum, San Quentin

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to sell the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, San Quentin State Prison, the Orange County Fairgrounds and other state property to raise cash amid the state’s growing fiscal crisis, according to a copy of a proposal reviewed by The Times.

Sale of the properties, to be included in the governor’s revised budget plan on Thursday, would raise between $600 million and $1 billion, although it would not provide relief to state coffers for two to five years, according to the proposal.

Other items on the list for potential disposal include Cal Expo, site of the state fair in Sacramento; the Del Mar Fairground; the Cow Palace in Daly City; and the Ventura County Fairgrounds. It’s not clear whether lawmakers would be willing to part with the real state the governor has identified. Proposals to sell San Quentin and the Coliseum have not advanced in the Legislature in recent weeks

(VIDEO) Hillary Sworn in as Sec of State.

February 02, 2009 | 01:09

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes the oath of office at a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the State Department.

Clinton Confirmed 94 – 2!

Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton won U.S. Senate approval on Wednesday as the next secretary of state, despite renewed Republican questions about potential conflicts of interest created by her husband’s foreign fundraising.

The Senate easily approved Clinton’s nomination to the post by President Barack Obama, clearing her to move quickly into her role as the country’s top diplomat. She will replace former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.(1)


(VIDEO)Joe Biden wife slip up on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Jill Biden told Oprah Winfrey that her husband was offered his choice of positions in Barack Obamas administration.

This video is from ABCs The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast Jan. 19, 2009.



Obama Introduces National Security Team

image8.jpgPresident-elect Barack Obama introduced his National Security team on Monday.

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President-elect Barack Obama unveiled his national security team today, including formally announcing his intention to nominate his onetime rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, as the next secretary of State.

Obama also announced his intention to keep current Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his post, likely for at least a year in the new administration. The president-elect also said he would nominate Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations, retired Marine Gen. James Jones as his national security adviser, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security director and Eric Holder as attorney general.

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Ron Paul: No “Change” Is On The Horizon

Congressman says president elect was chosen long ago to take care of the corporate elite

Texas Congressman and 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul has warned that the euphoria surrounding the election of Barack Obama combined with the overwhelming fear of major international crises could facilitate a cataclysmic shift toward a new world order.

Appearing live on the Alex Jones show earlier today, the Congressman spoke of a feeling of dread surrounding the change of guard both in the White House and on Capitol Hill:

I do feel it but I dont think its brand new, I didnt wake up with it, Ive had it for a while, I dont think the election was a surprise, but the rhetoric is getting pretty strong and they are getting very bold. he commented. Continue reading