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Joe Baca

Friday Talking Points -- From Russian Panties To Animal Skulls

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have a running theme this week: the utter and complete failure of the Republican Party's vaunted "outreach" to certain groups of Americans who have been voting against them in droves.

Laura Bassett

Former Rep. Calls Congresswoman Who Beat Him 'Some Bimbo'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), who is seeking to return to Congress this year, referred to Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Calif.) as "some bimbo" on ...

Latinos Face Off In Heated California Race

NBC Latino | Nathan L. Gonzales | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices

What looked like an easy road to Congress for Redlands, California Mayor Pete Aguilar has turned into a complicated race among a trio of Hispanic Demo...

Paul Blumenthal

Gun Control Groups Resurrect Long Dormant Political Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When five-term Democratic Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) lost to Democratic state Sen. Negrete McLeod in a surprise upset in November, no one ...

Bloomberg Knockout Sends Tough Message On Controversial Debate

Sacramento Bee | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

Joe Baca never saw it coming, and neither did Gloria Negrete McLeod. But as state Sen. Negrete McLeod replaces Baca in Congress, the dueling San Be...

Bearing Witness to the Courage and Gratitude of Those Who Once Benefitted From SNAP

Billy Shore | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Billy Shore

It doesn't take tremendous courage for Washington politicians to cut benefits for politically powerless women and children. On the other hand, imagine the courage it must take for successful men and women to share their personal stories that they once needed the food and nutrition assistance.

Congressional Charities Reaping Big Corporate Cash

New York Times | Eric Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A review by The New York Times of federal tax records and House and Senate disclosure reports found at least two dozen charities that lawmakers or the...

Tiger Woods Congressional Medal Effort Dropped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A California congressman is dropping his effort to honor Tiger Woods with a Congressional Gold Medal. Democratic Rep. Joe Baca pro...

Online Lenders Fight Regulation (VIDEO)

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

Payday loan offices were sprouting up in strip malls across America for years before Wall Street collapsed last fall -- quiet evidence that hard times began hitting working families long ago.