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Gavin Newsom

  1. early and often
    Who Was 2023’s Biggest Loser in Politics?There were several politicians who had a terrible, no-good year. But nobody’s 2023 was as brutal as a certain soon-to-be ex-congressman’s.
  2. early and often
    Why Did That DeSantis-Newsom Debate Even Happen?The murky slugfest made sense for DeSantis. Newsom’s motives are a bit more mysterious.
  3. gaffin’ newsom
    Gavin Newsom Steamrolls Little Kid During Trip to ChinaSay what you will about Nixon, but he never tackled a little kid in a game of basketball on his visit to Beijing.
  4. early and often
    What Will Happen Next in the California Senate Race?Laphonza Butler, who was appointed to Dianne Feinstein’s seat, won’t run for a full term.
  5. early and often
    Newsom Hopes Laphonza Butler Appointment Will Solve His Senate DilemmaAppointing the EMILY’s List president to Dianne Feinstein’s seat could resolve Newsom’s self-created drama — if she declines to run for a full term.
  6. early and often
    Gavin Newsom Made Filling Dianne Feinstein’s Seat Even HarderThe governor promised to appoint a Black woman to fill the seat until next year’s election, which angered the very constituency he sought to honor.
  7. politics
    Dianne Feinstein Dead at 90; Tributes Pour inThe trailblazing California senator, who resisted calls to resign over visible health problems, died on Thursday evening.
  8. early and often
    Newsom and DeSantis Give Each Other the Attention They CraveThe California and Florida governors both need ways to stay in the spotlight. Savaging each other is what they do best.
  9. early and often
    Newsom Proposes Fantasy Constitutional Amendment on GunsThe California governor is right to push back against Second Amendment absolutism in the courts. But amending the Constitution just isn’t happening.
  10. the inside game
    Gavin Newsom Isn’t Supposed to Be Doing ThisThe Feinstein dilemma looms over the wannabe face of Democrats.
  11. early and often
    Failed California Recall Candidate Larry Elder Is Running for PresidentThe veteran conservative talk-show gabber was a useful foil for Gavin Newsom in 2021. Now he’s taking a shot at the White House.
  12. early and often
    Will Feinstein Be Pushed Into Resigning After All?Democrats need a senator present to approve Biden’s judges. But if Feinstein resigns, it could scramble an already complicated race to succeed her.
  13. early and often
    Pelosi Attacker Planned to Target Tom Hanks, Gavin Newsom, Hunter BidenInvestigators testified during a preliminary hearing that David DePape had additional targets aside from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  14. 2022 midterms
    What a Difference a Year Has Made for Gavin NewsomAfter surviving a 2021 effort to recall him, the California governor is cruising to an easy reelection and making national waves.
  15. politics
    California Turns Texas’s Vigilante Tactics on GunmakersDemocratic lawmakers are protesting the Texas abortion law by pushing a bill that incentivizes citizen lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
  16. gun control
    Newsom Calls for Assault-Weapons Ban Modeled After Texas Abortion LawThe California governor said the law would allow private citizens to sue assault-weapon manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
  17. california oil spill
    California’s Oil Leak Is Part of a Larger Disaster in the MakingAnd America has barely begun to tackle it.
  18. vaccine mandates
    California Will Make COVID Vaccination Mandatory for All SchoolchildrenThe first-in-the-nation policy will begin to go into effect after the FDA approves a COVID-19 vaccine for children.
  19. politics
    California Republicans’ Demonization of Voting by Mail May BackfireThe state has made universal voting by mail permanent. Now Republicans must deal with the effect of Trump’s disinformation on mail ballots.
  20. politics
    McAuliffe Is Going With the Newsom Playbook in VirginiaMcAuliffe will hammer Youngkin on COVID-19 measures, abortion, and Donald Trump, while the Republican will count on the natural midterm trends.
  21. politics
    No, Gavin Newsom Isn’t Going to Sprint to the White HouseThe California governor deserves a lot of credit for crushing the recall. But he wouldn’t have been in such a jam without his own perceived arrogance.
  22. california dreaming
    Post-Recall, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Next Big Win Is Against NIMBYsCalifornia also says “no” to single-family-only zoning.
  23. polls
    Why a Troubled Polling Industry Whiffed on the California RecallBig 2020 polling errors nationwide were followed by big 2021 polling errors in California — but in the opposite direction.
  24. politics
    Democrats Won the California Recall, But There Are Warning Signs for MidtermsNewsom matched Biden’s 2020 performance, but their party needs to do even better to claw back desperately needed House seats.
  25. politics
    California Governor Gavin Newsom Destroys Effort to Recall HimWhy it wasn’t even close.
  26. 2021 california recall election
    Larry Elder Campaign Concedes Defeat and Claims Fraud – Before Election DayTelling the Big Lie extra-early is a new one for California Republicans.
  27. politics
    Why I Waited a Month to Fill Out My California Recall BallotAfter much deliberation, I decided not to vote for a replacement candidate – but not because Gavin Newsom told me to skip the question.
  28. 2022 midterms
    Democrats May Have to Change the Subject From Biden in 2022Midterms are usually a referendum on presidents. But if Biden’s numbers don’t improve, Dems can run against Trump or GOP extremism in its many forms.
  29. the inside game
    ‘A Complete Perversion of Our Democracy’Gavin Newsom may yet win California’s recall election. But how did it get this close?
  30. politics
    Is Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Smart Politics or ‘Civil War’?Democrats are counting on vaccinated people supporting mandates, while Republicans are freaking out in ways that may reinforce images from January 6.
  31. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  32. california recall election
    A Defeat of the Newsom Recall Will Feed a New Round of MAGA Conspiracy TheoriesThe recall has lost ground, or maybe never had any. But Newsom’s momentum will be treated by Trump and Republicans as signs of a rigged election.
  33. california recall
    Did One Bad Poll Help Gavin Newsom Mobilize Recall Opponents?Turns out the mortal threat of a recall may have been in part an illusion based on one shocking poll.
  34. politics
    Larry Elder’s Ex-Fiancée Claims He Waved a Gun at Her While HighIn the Gavin Newsom recall election, will California Republicans back a man who claims he introduced Snoop Dog to “the evil weed?”
  35. politics
    California Recall Candidate Served Legal Papers During DebateRepublican gubernatorial replacement candidate John Cox is known for attention-grabbing gimmicks, like a rented grizzly, but this one wasn’t his idea.
  36. california recall
    The Newsom Recall Vote Is Just Plain WeirdA strange and confusing mail ballot — and a governor begging voters to ignore its second question — makes for an unpredictable campaign.
  37. gavin newsom recall
    Meet the ‘Landlord Influencer’ Who Could Be the Next Governor of CaliforniaA new poll shows Newsom in big trouble in the September 14 recall election. But a little-known Democrat is leading the field of possible replacements.
  38. politics
    Gavin Newsom Needs Democrats to Get Worried About the RecallWith the California governor’s prospects suddenly looking much iffier, he must find a way to turn out complacent Democrats.
  39. california recall
    Elder Rises, Jenner Falls, As Newsom Recall Election Gets RealThe odds of Newsom surviving remain high, but talk-show host Larry Elder has some Republicans excited, and the COVID-19 resurgence bears watching.
  40. 2021 california recall election
    Why Recall Fever Is Sweeping CaliforniaEasy rules, intense reaction to COVID-19 restrictions, and a Republican Party with nothing better to do have all fueled a wave of recall drives.
  41. politics
    This Time, the Craziest Election Doesn’t Have TrumpCalifornia Republicans bet on two veteran pols, Caitlyn Jenner, and a Kodiak bear to beat Gavin Newsom.
  42. politics
    Caitlyn Jenner Is Running for Governor of CaliforniaJenner will need to prove she is a celebrity outsider like Schwarzenegger, not a novelty candidate. And Gavin Newsom may be unbeatable anyway.
  43. gavin newsom
    Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Is Well-Positioned for RecallIn a deep-blue state, Republicans alone cannot beat the California governor.
  44. recall election
    Might Tom Steyer Run to Replace Gavin Newsom in a Recall Election?The billionaire is polling the race, but pressure for California Democrats to stay out remains strong.
  45. politics
    Will Gavin Newsom Wind Up Like Gray Davis?The last California governor to be recalled on what is and isn’t different this time.
  46. california
    Newsom Recall Drive Nears the Finish LineCalifornia Republicans will likely force a 2021 recall election with some help from COVID-19. Actually removing a Democratic governor won’t be easy.
  47. california
    Another California Governor Recall Is Getting CloserGavin Newsom’s handling of COVID-19 has damaged his popularity, but could anyone play Schwarzenegger this time around?
  48. left coast
    California Is Coming Apart Over COVIDThe first state to lock down during the pandemic is a mess now. What went wrong?
  49. hypocrisy
    Rules for Thee, But Not for MeLiberal politicians are flouting lockdown restrictions. Class helps explain why.
  50. california
    California Democrats Keep Making Unforced Dining ErrorsGov. Gavin Newsom and SF mayor London Breed were at the same restaurant on back-to-back nights, potentially undermining their own COVID guidelines.
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