John Doolittle

HR 3521 erodes proper balances

H.R. 3521 (Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act), recently passed by the House, is yet another big hit to our Constitution. Even though Congress would still have to approve such resc ...

‘60 Minutes’ showed candid Abramoff

How many of your readers watched the interview with Jack Abramoff, the convicted felon, on “60 Minutes” last night (Nov. 6)? You won’t see investigative reporting or intervie ...

Kevin Ring takes the fall

Let me see if I understand this correctly. Kevin Ring gets prison time for bribing congressmen and others in government (Journal, Oct. 26). Those who accepted the bribes are not ev ...

Ex-Doolittle chief staffer pleads for Ring sentencing leniency

Former Rep. John Doolittle’s chief of staff says he’s proud to call Kevin Ring a friend, helped him deal with an alcohol problem, and the Ring he knew wasn’t the one portraye ...

Ted Gaines is costing county

By costing Placer County an estimated $500,000 to $600,000 in an election that could have been avoided if Mr. (Ted) Gaines would have curbed his enormous ego, he has demonstrated t ...

Journal’s coverage of Doolittle valid

In the Dec. 6 Auburn Journal’s Reader Input, Helen Wayland took The Journal to task for covering Kevin Ring, Ex-Congressman Doolittle’s legislative aide. Helen’s issue was ...

Reviving dam appallingly wasteful

A recent Journal article (Thursday, Dec. 2) talked about how Tom McClintock is going to chair the House water and power subcommittee and could then rejuvenate the Auburn Dam projec ...

McClintock is helping who?

The rebuttal letter from Jon Huey, campaign manager, (Tom) McClintock for Congress, (Reader Input, Oct. 11), states that 90 percent of contributions come from “individual donors ...

Could Jack Abramoff help out Colfax?

Instead of defaming (Colfax City) Manager (Bruce) Kranz and (former) Rep. (John) Doolittle, we should thank them for the opportunity to preside over the success of Colfax. With D ...

Vote against Tom McClintock

As regards the editorial in today’s Journal (Our View, Sept. 29), I would hope that the citizens of Colfax seriously consider voting against Tom McClintock in the November electi ...

Our View: Rep. McClintock already paid to represent us

The cash-strapped city of Colfax recently agreed to pay former Congressman John Doolittle $30,000 to lobby the federal government on wastewater issues. Since news of the deal was ...

City contracts with former Congressman Doolittle

Colfax City Council members approved a consulting agreement with former U.S. Representative John Doolittle on Wednesday evening. Council members hope Doolittle can use his experien ...

Our View: Time to move forward in the Fourth District

Former Congressman John Doolittle announced Friday he had been told by the Justice Department that the investigation into his alleged illegal activities has been closed. “I had ...

Looking behind the Scenes: Raking the old muck around our supervisors

Don’t bet the ranch on a Republican sweep this November, not while Placer County’s Republican Central Committee remains active. That stalwart unit, which seemingly spends most ...

Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act

During these tough economic times, government at every level faces media scrutiny. The public has a right to know how elected officials are spending taxpayer dollars. That’s why ...