The 2010 elections were staged just a few months ago, but politicians from the White House down are turning their attention to the 2012 edition. Those in California, with notable exceptions, face great uncertainty. Read More
Today, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will testify during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on gas pipeline safety.
The hearing — hosted by the committee’s Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Committee — is being held in response to the San Bruno pipeline explosion and other recent accidents. Read More
"Hey, Feinstein, what do you say? Make my dreams come true today!" undocumented students and their supporters chanted at Sen. Dianne Feinstein's San Francisco office today, asking her to publicly support legislation that would help young people brought to the U.S. by immigrant parents become citizens. Read More
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank lavishes praise on Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for voting yes on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The six committee Republicans who voted against Kagan, Milbank writes, “have become so reflexive in their opposition to Obama that they are distorting their constitutional duties.” Read More
As Susan notes below, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Obama White House not to go forward with plans to send a number of Yemeni terrorists now being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their home country. Read More
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein will be honored at a black-tie gala benefiting the Edgewood Center for Children and Families Saturday night at the Fairmont Hotel in The City. Based in San Francisco, Edgewood works with children and families on such challenges as abuse, neglect, mental illness and family crisis. The organization now serves more than 5,000 children and families in the Bay Area annually. Read More
If she decided to run for governor in 2010, the U.S. senator from San Francisco would beat Mayor Gavin Newsom and presumed candidate state Attorney General Jerry Brown in the Democratic primary, according to a new poll. Feinstein was backed by 40 percent of respondents, versus Brown’s 27 percent and Newsom’s 16 percent, in a random telephone survey of 1,005 voters. Read More
If she decided to run for governor in 2010, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein -- The City’s mayor between 1978 and 1988 -- would beat our current Mayor Gavin Newsom in the Democratic primary, according to a new poll.
That shouldn’t make likely Democratic candidate Attorney General Jerry Brown feel all that comfortable -- he also trailed Feinstein in a random telephone survey of 1,005 registered voters released Thursday. Read More
Back in February, during the Democrats' frenzied rush to pass the $787 billion economic stimulus bill, Republican Sen. David Vitter offered a simple, 28-word amendment: "None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used directly or indirectly to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now." Vitter's amendment was shot down, 51-45, with all the votes coming from the Democratic majority. Read More
Maybe you were one of the lucky ones that didn’t get an automated phone message recently from Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich asking for support to impeach President Bush. In San Francisco, that idea is just so yesterday — people here wanted to impeach Bush almost as soon as he “won" the presidency. Read More