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First Take: Schwarzenegger to meet with Obama. Janice Hahn takes shot at Gavin Newsom.

February 22, 2010 |  6:09 am

As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger prepares to meet with President Obama today, he hit the Sunday talk shows to tell Republicans to work with the president.

Democrats seeking the release of Meg Whitman's tax returns are using the words of her mentor, Pete Wilson, against her.

Janice Hahn took a shot at potential lieutenant governor rival Gavin Newsom as Newsom contemplated getting into the race.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes about California's "death spiral" and says the state of California's healthcare system makes the case for the need for nationalized care.

Shane Goldmacher previews the race for California attorney general.

Today is the constitutional deadline for state lawmakers to begin addressing the current budget year's deficit. Of course, if they fail to act, nothing really happens except a little bad press. But both the Assembly and Senate are slated to take up billions in cost-saving and revenue generating measures today.

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-- Anthony York

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