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Diane Feinstein

  1. 2018 midterms
    Did Feinstein’s Performance During Kavanaugh Hearings Hurt Her Reelection?On the one hand, most Democrats defended her actions. On the other, Republicans may decide to vote for her progressive opponent.
  2. the kavanaugh hearings
    Flake Forces Delay in Senate Floor Vote on Kavanaugh; Trump Approves FBI ProbeFlake supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation but successfully pushed for a one-week delay in the Senate vote pending an FBI investigation.
  3. the kavanaugh confirmation
    After Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing, It’s Total WarAn exhausting, emotional set of hearings leaves one party doubting Kavanaugh’s sincerity and the other shrieking about a partisan conspiracy.
  4. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Chuck Grassley’s Handling of the Ford Hearing Is an Ongoing DisasterIn the high drama of this moment, the 85-year-old farmer is overmatched.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Dems Deftly Highlighted GOP Insensitivity Toward Christine Blasey FordFeinstein set the hearing’s tone by noting the historic mishandling of sexual-assault claims, while GOP senators looked feckless and uncomfortable.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Goes to War As New Sexual-Assault Allegations EmergeThe guarded judge of the earlier Senate hearings is gone, as Kavanaugh identifies with his angry defenders.
  7. California Democrats Did Well, But Not Perfectly, in PrimaryIt looks like Dems avoided the worst-case scenario of getting locked out of a few key U.S. House races. But they still have some problems.
  8. There Is a Lot at Stake in California’s Primaries TodayIncluding who controls the U.S. House of Representatives for the second half of Trump’s term.
  9. How 3 Races in California Could Cost Democrats Control of the HouseIn key districts, Democratic disarray is threatening to put winnable seats out of reach.
  10. The GOP Could Get Shut Out of California’s Gubernatorial ElectionIt could matter a lot nationally if Republicans are shut out of the general election in both of California’s top-of-the-ballot races.
  11. The Clintons Will Keep a Low Profile in the MidtermsFor the first time since the 1980s, Bill and Hillary are not likely to be major factors in a national election.
  12. Charter School Billionaires Boosting Former L.A. Mayor’s Gubernatorial CampaignA network of wealthy charter school backers is financing ads for Antonio Villaraigosa into a general election with fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom.
  13. California GOP Can’t Unite Behind a Gubernatorial CandidateNeither John Cox nor Travis Allen could snag the party’s endorsement, which boosts the chances of two Democrats facing off for governor in November.
  14. Feinstein Finally Signals Support for Legal PotWith serious reelection opposition coming from left-bent Kevin de Léon, Feinstein is abandoning her longtime opposition to recreational pot.
  15. Politicians Are Gaming California’s Primary SystemThe original idea of top two was to help moderates win elections. But now the system is being used to reduce competition in general elections.
  16. Unlike New York’s Unions, California’s Are Backing an Insurgent CandidateDianne Feinstein inspires no fear among progressive union activists. Andrew Cuomo does.
  17. California Republicans Mostly Steer Clear of Trump During His VisitMost of them found something else to do during the president’s visit, though a gubernatorial candidate just missed his flight.
  18. Trump’s Choice to Lead CIA Oversaw ‘Black Site’ Interrogation ProgramGina Haspel reportedly oversaw the waterboarding of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and the destruction of interrogation tapes.
  19. New California Poll Shows Feinstein Doing Well, Republicans Doing PoorlyCalifornia’s new voting system will be perilous for the GOP, which may have no general-election candidates for governor or senator.
  20. 2018 Democratic Wave Likely to Be a True Tsunami in CaliforniaThe Golden State has been trending Democratic of late. Everything that’s happened in 2018 could accelerate that trend.
  21. Feinstein Is Vulnerable Next Year, But California Republicans Are in DangerCalifornia’s “Top Two” election is just months away, and while Republicans are struggling to survive, Tom Steyer could be formidable if he runs.
  22. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  23. Feinstein Seeks to Join Senate’s Elite 90-and-Over ClubIf she runs and wins next year and serves a full term, Dianne Feinstein will become the fifth serving U.S. senator over the age of 90.
  24. The Many Stealth Questions About Abortion in Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation HearingIn addition to being grilled on Roe v. Wade, Trump’s SCOTUS nominee fields queries on “litmus tests,” the weight of precedent, and more.
  25. Frank Rich on the National Circus: America Is Still in Denial About TortureWhat does it mean to be a “nation of laws” if those laws are not applied to people in power?
  26. Brian Schweitzer Sorry for Gaydar, Prostitute Comments, and Whatever ElseAny and all “stupid and insensitive remarks.”
  27. zero dark thirty
    Senators Blast Zero Dark Thirty Torture SceneMcCain’s no fan of torture, plus he’s a huge Les Miz fan.
  28. Obama ‘Actively’ Supports Assault-Weapon Ban After NewtownThe White House said the president “wants to move in the coming weeks.”
  29. Mediavore
    Scary Wineries Booming; Food Banks Going Local
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