Mayor Gavin Newsom might have the most name recognition between him and his Republican opponent Abel Maldonado, and yes he has more money, but he also knows those two things combined won’t secure his victory for lieutenant governor in November. However maybe name Read More
Former President Bill Clinton is coming to California next month to help buoy the democratic statewide campaigns. Clinton, who recently announced his endorsement of Jerry Brown for governor, will traverse the state with both Brown and Mayor Gavin Newsom. on Oct. 15 and 17 to give the two campaigns a final push a few weeks before Election Day. Read More
In 1992, the young governor of Arkansas blasted former Gov. Jerry Brown of California for his tax-and-spend ways during the Democratic presidential primary debates.
And Meg Whitman, who is running against Brown for governor this year, isn’t going to let anyone in California forget it: Read More
Gallup reports that since 1946, presidents going into mid-term elections with less than a 50 percent approval rating lose on average 36 seats in the House, compared to just 14 for those whose approval ratings are above 50 percent. Read More
A New York Times front-page article I highlighted earlier made note of how the Clintons have required all vendors for the wedding to sign a confidentiality agreement, but could this open the door to foreign heads of state giving gifts to the daughter of the Read More
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Tuesday on the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan. In a panel made up of 12 Democrats and seven Republicans (the most lopsided party ratio of any Senate committee), the outcome is not in doubt. But a serious question remains: How can any senator reconcile an "aye" vote with Kagan's troubling actions in the Clinton White House on partial-birth abortion? Read More
“I’d like to climb Kilimanjaro before the snows melt, I’d like to run a marathon before I give out, there’s lots of things I’d like to do but it doesn’t really matter whether I do them,” said former president Bill Clinton at the 18th International AIDS Conference, after noting that one of his favorite movies was, Read More
Bill Clinton’s had an awfully good week.
First, Al Gore gets embarrassed by Masseuse-gate. Read More
When "not illegal" is the best thing that the White House can say about the behavior of the president's top aides, it's not a good sign.
But the Obama administration finds itself holding the sleazy-but-legal line on deals Rahm Emanuel and his lieutenant, Jim Messina, tried to cut to keep Democrats Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff from taking on the national party's preferred candidates in Senate primaries. Read More
A few months back, I wrote about a global warming lawsuit in Mississippi, Comer v. Murphy Oil. Landowners were suing an oil company for supposedly causing global warming, which supposedly caused Hurricane Katrina to hit them with extra ferocity. Read More