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Supreme Court could throw redistricting back to Legislature

California’s redistricting reforms could be revoked by the U.S. Supreme Court for congressional races in a case involving similar reforms in Arizona. State legislative races would not be affected, only races for the U.S. House of Representatives. Proposition 11, the

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USC Poll: Voters like Brown as governor, but favor Clinton for president

A new USC Dornsife poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown is as popular as ever — but voters want to keep him in California, not send him to the White House. With the economy improving, his “California is back” message playing well and

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New poll reveals Californians’ low approval of Congress

A new Field Poll shows Californians have maintained their recent disdain for the U.S. Congress. During 2000-2003, approval was as high as 50 percent. Today it’s just 18 percent. That’s actually up a little, from the 10 percent to 13 percent

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Rice, Harris lead Field Poll to replace Boxer

It’s incredibly early, but a new Field Poll puts — surprise — Condoleezza Rice at the top of a list of candidates to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Democrat. Rice is a Republican and former secretary of state

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Obama sets agenda in SF speech

As part of President Obama’s high-tech trip to California, before donors in San Francisco he set an ambitious agenda for his remaining two years. It’s significant he did so in California because of its centrality to both his agenda and

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Andrew Do victory aids GOP comeback

Andrew Do’s election as an Orange County supervisor finally is over as a recount confirmed his victory. He beat Lou Correa, a former supervisor, California state senator and assemblyman. It’s also a victory for the California Republican Party’s outreach to

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Skelton sees Dem vs. Dem

One of the themes at CalWatchDog.com the past several years has been that, with Republicans still moribund in California, Democrats will turn on one another. One story from last October was, “Democrats divided on big issues in CA.” George Skelton,

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GOP senator may challenge incumbent GOP supervisor

After winning re-election three months ago with 69 percent of the vote, state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, knows he is termed out in 2018 and that there are a finite number of significant elected positions that Republicans can win in

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Why doesn’t GOP follow the Gipper, 104 today?

Today is Ronald Reagan’s 104th birthday. He died in 2004 at age 93. He has become a beloved figure for most Americans, even Democrats, much as President John F. Kennedy has for different reasons, including for Republicans. JFK is remembered

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Direct democracy abuses: Both parties have dirty hands

Over the past 14 months, San Diego voters have repudiated the decisions of the Democratic majority on the City Council three times. The most influential Democrat on the council thinks he knows why: San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria will

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