2016 election

Thousands of people gather for the Women's March at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF Women’s March draws thousands despite stormy weather

Tens of thousands of people took to the rainy streets of San…

 

Police officers line Market Street as demonstrators protesting the election of Donald Trump march toward the Castro District on Nov. 9 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Tens of thousands expected to protest Trump inauguration in next few days

Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets around the…

 

A woman holds a sign in Raleigh for the Moral March, on February 8, 2014. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Donald Trump may have accidentally created a new women’s movement

WASHINGTON — When Marin Alsop was 9 years old, her father took…

 

President Obama during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Obama’s post-presidential life beginning to take shape

WASHINGTON — Outgoing President Barack Obama has lined up a new office…

President Obama during his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Betsy DeVos, nominee for education secretary, poses for a photo before a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Capitol, Dec. 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Trump’s pick for education secretary could put school vouchers back on the map

Fifteen years ago, a controversial question about America’s schools dominated headlines, prompted…

Betsy DeVos, nominee for education secretary, poses for a photo before a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Capitol, Dec. 1, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Tom Williams/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)
Krista Suh, left, and Jayna Zweiman, right, co-creators of the "pussyhat," are photographed with Kat Coyle on Jan. 6, 2017 at The Little Knittery in Atwater Village, Calif.  (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

How these LA-born pink hats became worldwide symbol of anti-Trump women’s march

LOS ANGELES — Krista Suh plans to attend the women’s march in…

Krista Suh, left, and Jayna Zweiman, right, co-creators of the "pussyhat," are photographed with Kat Coyle on Jan. 6, 2017 at The Little Knittery in Atwater Village, Calif.  (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
President-elect Donald Trump answers a question during a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York City, N.Y. (Gary Hershorn/Zuma Press/TNS)

Trump alleges leaks by US spy agencies, something ‘Nazi Germany would have done’

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump amplified his already heated war with the…

President-elect Donald Trump answers a question during a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York City, N.Y. (Gary Hershorn/Zuma Press/TNS)
The candlelight march will start at Civic Center and end at Justin Herman Plaza. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Speakers and performers announced for San Francisco Women’s March

A rally taking place on Jan. 21 will bring thousands of women…

The candlelight march will start at Civic Center and end at Justin Herman Plaza. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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Pot’s legal in California, so why are people still getting busted in Yosemite?

Think pot is now legal in California? Try telling that to the…

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Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a campaign rally on April 28, 2016 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Pro-Trump Californians hope his victory can fuel a GOP revival in the Golden State

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hundreds of Donald Trump’s California supporters gathered over…

Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a campaign rally on April 28, 2016 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers, right, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about cyber threats to the United States and fielded questions about effects of Russian government hacking on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill Jan. 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, left, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers, right, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about cyber threats to the United States and fielded questions about effects of Russian government hacking on the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill Jan. 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
U.S. Attorney Eric Holder Jr. poses for pictures at the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington and Martin Luther King's Speech, August 24, 2013.(Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

California Legislature enlists former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to defend against Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump,…

U.S. Attorney Eric Holder Jr. poses for pictures at the 50th Anniversary of the march on Washington and Martin Luther King's Speech, August 24, 2013.(Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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Congress opens with an ambitious Republican agenda for the Trump era

WASHINGTON — A Republican-controlled Congress opens Tuesday with the most sweeping conservative…

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Trump taps Robert Lighthizer, a longtime trade attorney, to be U.S. trade representative

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped Robert Lighthizer, a former…

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GOP readies swift Obamacare repeal with no replacement in place

The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will…

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Trump names Bossert as homeland security, counterterrorism adviser

 President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Tom Bossert would serve as his…

Early voters cast their ballots at City Hall in San Francisco on Nov. 1, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Official citywide election results released by SF Department of Elections

The San Francisco Department of Elections released the final, certified results for the…

Early voters cast their ballots at City Hall in San Francisco on Nov. 1, 2016. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Measure to create an elected public advocate heading to November ballot

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to create an elected…

The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners Saturday. (Paul Sancya/AP) (John Lochner/AP)

Trump wins SC; Clinton takes Nevada

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Donald Trump barreled to victory in South Carolina’s Republican…

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners Saturday. (Paul Sancya/AP) (John Lochner/AP)
Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush departs in an Uber car after making a visit to Thumbtack, an online startup, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Jeb Bush takes Uber to SF startup

Presidential contender Jeb Bush used the ride-sharing service Uber to arrive Thursday…

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush departs in an Uber car after making a visit to Thumbtack, an online startup, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)