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Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton opens contentious state GOP convention

March 18, 2011 | 11:57 pm

As California Republicans opened their biannual convention in Sacramento on Friday, former United Nations Ambassador and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate John R. Bolton delivered a searing indictment of President Obama’s foreign policy.

The speech took place as the state party struggles to deal with its November ballot losses, intra-party fighting over endorsements and whether Republican legislators should negotiate with Gov. Jerry Brown about his budget proposal, which would close a multibillion-dollar deficit partly by extending tax hikes.  

Read more at Politics Now: Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton bashes Obama on Libya

-- Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston in Sacramento

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