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Another View: McClintock-Moore could be a slugfest

For incumbent Tom McClintock, the 2014 election cycle likely will not be the cakewalk he originally anticipated in District 4 … especially if Democrats get off their butts a ...

Media Life: TV’s “60 Minutes” explores Abramoff’s murky Placer connection

Placer County’s perception of Washington, D.C. politics has been getting a workout in recent weeks with the build-up to and sentencing of lobbyist Kevin Ring, a former top-level ...

Lobbyist Ring facing another trial on two more charges

The U.S. Department of Justice isn’t through with the Kevin Ring prosecution yet. Ring, a former lobbyist who worked for Jack Abramoff, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in p ...

D.C. judge sentences sobbing Ring to 20 months on corruption counts

WASHINGTON -- A former lobbyist and top staffer with ex-Rep. John Doolittle’s office was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and ...

Ring friends, family make plea for mercy, no prison in D.C. corruption case

With sentencing days away on federal corruption charges and the possibility of more than four years in prison, ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring’s friends and family are coming to his defen ...

Doolittle to judge: Ex-aide Ring should get no prison time in corruption case

Ex-Rep. John Doolittle is challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s successful prosecution on corruption charges of a former top aide, Kevin Ring. But prosecutors are questio ...

Ring: Feds told him to lie to implicate Doolittle

Described by prosecutors as “Team Abramoff’s chief operating officer,” ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring is now claiming the Justice Department wanted him to lie and send best friend an ...

Ring’s bribery sentence range lowered by judge

A federal judge on Tuesday dramatically cut the Justice Department's recommended sentencing range for a lobbyist with Placer County connections convicted of bribing public official ...

Stiff sentence sought for ex-Doolittle staffer Kevin Ring

Prosecutors are recommending that Kevin Ring, a former John Doolittle congressional aide who became embroiled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal, get 17 to 22 years in prison for tre ...

Doolittle’s $30,000 Colfax lobbying contract up but wastewater problems remain

Far from flush with cash, the city of Colfax has just finished paying $30,000 for former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle to lobby for state and federal funding to help fund wastewater tre ...