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SACRAMENTO BEE: Senator hones conflict strategy

July 03, 2013
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"I agree with Sun Tzu's view that 'to subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.' That view comes in handy in Sacramento."

SEN. TED LIEU, Torrance Democrat and lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, announcing he graduated from the U.S. Air Force's Air War College 

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Sen. Ted Lieu brings War College skills to state politics

July 02, 2013

One California state lawmaker is now in a position to see the similarities of the two pursuits.

SANTA MONICA DAILY MIRROR: California Politicians Release Statements Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Decision

June 27, 2013

A handful of California politicians have released statements today after the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, and issued a procedural ruling in the Proposition 8 case that allows a lower court decision striking down Proposition 8 to take effect, allowing same-sex marriages to resume in the state of California.

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued the following statement:

CHINA.ORG.CN: California seeks to protect journalists from gov't secret monitoring

June 26, 2013

California legislators are seeking ways to protect journalists from government secret monitoring after U.S. federal government secretly collected phone records of the Associated Press.

The new legislation passed its first policy review on a bipartisan vote Tuesday.

Introduced by California State Senator Ted Lieu, the bill requires that California reporters and their news organizations have five days' notice of any subpoenas of their records, such as phone calls, or other invasions of their newsgathering communications.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Film featuring Exodus International, 'gay conversion' to screen

June 25, 2013


Prominent filmmaker Lisa Ling will screen her new documentary, "God and Gays," in Culver City on Thursday evening.

KKSF TALK 910 RADIO: Sen. Ted W. Lieu interviewed about the closing of Exodus International

June 24, 2013

Frosty is joined by Wendy Still; San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius; California State Senator Ted Lieu about the closing of Exodus International

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TORRANCE DAILY BREEZE: Climate Ready program offers local governments, private groups grant opportunities

June 23, 2013

Local governments and private groups interested in lessening the effects of climate change on coastal resources can submit applications for funding through the California Coastal Conservancy.

Those interested have until Aug. 28 to apply for grants of up to $200,000 from a pool of $1.5 million, state Sen. Ted Lieu's office announced.

NBC-TV LOS ANGELES: Victim Advocates, Law Enforcement Denounce Early Release

June 21, 2013

Some 10,000 inmates soon could be released into California communities, a move that's being denounced as dangerous by the state governor, Sen. Ted W. Lieu, law enforcement agencies and victims’ rights groups. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on June 20, 2013.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Ministry that tried to convert gays to heterosexuals closes

June 21, 2013

Exodus, based in Orlando, Fla., was founded 37 years ago; its core message was “Freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ.” Its founder plans to close the organization.

The leader of Exodus International, a Christian ministry that worked to help people repress same-sex attraction, has apologized to the gay community for inflicting “years of undue suffering.” He plans to close the organization and start an effort to promote reconciliation.