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MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Vice President Harris swears in senators Padilla, Warnock, Ossoff

New Democratic senators tip balance of power in upper legislative house

 

A couple watches as election results pour in at an Election Night viewing party organized by Manny's Cafe in the Mission District. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

San Francisco overwhelmingly votes to send Joe Biden to the White House

National race for presidency remains too close to call

 

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding fundraising dinner on Aug. 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

Julián Castro quits the 2020 presidential race

Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama Cabinet member, ended…

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding fundraising dinner on Aug. 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listens to President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 5, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Pelosi and McConnell begin 2020 in standoff over Trump trial

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listens to President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 5, 2019. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speak during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Detroit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speak during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Detroit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
At least five police officers were wounded in a shootout with possibly two gunmen Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2019 in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Several officers shot in ongoing situation in Philadelphia

Six police officers were shot in a confrontation with possibly two gunmen…

At least five police officers were wounded in a shootout with possibly two gunmen Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2019 in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia. (Dreamstime/TNS)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census on Thursday. (Dreamstime/TNS)

U.S. Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on census — for now

Final outcome unclear after justices send issue back to Commerce Department for further explanation

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census on Thursday. (Dreamstime/TNS)
The author (right) with presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg during a recent visit to San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Discovering presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg

I like to ask people how they discovered Pete Buttigieg.

The author (right) with presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg during a recent visit to San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP PhotoRaul Castro has agreed to restore relations with the United States. In this photo

Raul Castro welcomes renewal of relations with US

Cuban President Raul Castro told Cubans Wednesday his nation has agreed to…

Ismael Francisco/Cubadebate via AP PhotoRaul Castro has agreed to restore relations with the United States. In this photo
Javier Galeano/AP File PhotoPresident Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively…

Javier Galeano/AP File PhotoPresident Barack Obama’s announcement Wednesday

WSJ’s Must-Read on Fannie, Freddie reform

Nothing so damns the Obama-Dodd financial reform bill as the sham that…

Bacchus, Hensarling tell Frank it’s time for full oversight hearings on TARP

House Financial Services Committee ranking Republican Spencer Bachus of Alabama and Texas…

GM named in deceptive advertising complaint filed with FTC

A prominent conservative Washington activist think tank has filed a complaint with…

Federal personnel chief says he needs new lab to test iPAD, figure out 'how to be cool'

With survey after survey showing public trust in government at unprecedented low…

New Iceland Volcano web scam: Send money, I'm stranded in London

If you suddenly start receiving emails from a friend saying they are…

A last look at Tax Day Tea Party people, protests, and principles

Thousands of folks congregated on Tax Day in Grand Prarie, Texas, which…

Does Romneycare = Obamacare? Cato says yes

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is widely considered to be the leading…

If you were at the Cinncinnati Tea Party rally today …UPDATED

Tax Day Tea Party rallies were held all over the country today,…

Patrick Henry descendants among Tea Party activists, as movement assesses first year gains, losses

Therese Cooper is an eighth-generation descendant of Revolutionary War leader and orator…