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New flare-ups in progressives’ summer of discontent

The California progressive movement’s summer of discontent continues, with anger still on display over the abrupt withdrawal of a single-payer health care bill and over the May election of a party insider as California Democratic chairman. This week, the Associated

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State Democrats’ internal rift persists

The tension between the progressive “Berniecrat” wing and the mainstream liberal wing of the California Democratic Party appears likely to resonate for years to come. That’s the clear takeaway from Bay Area political organizer’s Kimberly Ellis’ vow to keep contesting

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Conservative groups file lawsuit over Coulter cancellation at Berkeley

Young America’s Foundation and the University of California Berkeley College Republicans have filed a lawsuit after the school canceled an upcoming speech by conservative author Ann Coulter, arguing the action violates the students’ constitutional right to free speech. “Though UC

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Gov. Brown vows climate firewall against President-elect Trump

With just a few years left in his marathon return tour as California governor, Jerry Brown has promised not to back down on his climate policy in the face of what could be a powerful change in priorities from above in

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Bernie Sanders’ CA return revisits Democrat divides

  Underscoring lingering divides in a Democratic Party facing an uncertain future, Bernie Sanders returned to California in the campaign season’s final days, but failed to mobilize enough support to pass Proposition 61.  “The drug industry successfully swatted down California’s Proposition 61,

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Gov. Brown cautions Democrats on 2016 presidential race

  Although Hillary Clinton has benefited from a post-convention bounce, Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent counsel to complacent party members resonated sharply for Democrats, many aligned with Bernie Sanders, concerned that Donald Trump will win the presidency come November. Calling the horserace “very uncertain

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CA Democrats line up to back marijuana legalization

  The executive board of the California Democratic Party has endorsed recreational marijuana, throwing its support behind the ballot measure that has won the support of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Meeting recently in Long Beach, the board voted in favor of the

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Dislike of Clinton, Trump creates third-party moment

If there was ever an opportunity for a third-party run, now would be it. Unfavorable opinions among voters of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — the presumptive presidential candidates of the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively — create a

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Divided Democrats look to Brown for lessons

Waiting until nearly the last possible moment, Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, highlighting both the limits of his room for political maneuver as California’s top Democrat and his quiet prominence as a leader strangely suggestive of the party’s

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 26

  Clinton, Sanders tied in CA, both lead Trump San Jose Senate race splits Democrats Cap-and-trade credits ain’t selling High-speed rail behind schedule, short on funding Presidential circus Good morning! Happy Thursday. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied

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