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The Win-or-Lose Case for Challenging Dianne Feinstein

The Win-or-Lose Case for Challenging Dianne Feinstein

The day after Donald Trump was elected president last year, California Senate President Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon issued a defiant statement of moral purpose. “Today, we woke

Sexual misconduct in the California Legislature – Outside firm hired to investigate

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, announced on Tuesday that the state Senate will hire outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct at the Capitol in Sacramento –

California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law could be blocked by voters

From the Sacramento Bee: Opponents of California’s recently approved “sanctuary state” measure have launched an effort to overturn the law. Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Monday that a
Democrat Sex Scandals Complicate Effort to Dump Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Democrat Sex Scandals Complicate Effort to Dump Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Allegations that California State Senate Pro Tem leader Kevin de León tried to quash sexual harassment claims against his roommate may have upset an to dump 84-year-old U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Outside legal firm tasked with investigating sexual harassment at state Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Will a newly announced set of Senate rules for handling sexual harassment claims help change a Capitol culture that some blame for fostering the current sexual harassment scandal? Senate
Dianne Feinstein: 2018 Elections Will Be Another ‘Year of the Woman’

Dianne Feinstein: 2018 Elections Will Be Another ‘Year of the Woman’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told Democratic Party officials in Sacramento, California, on Saturday that the 2018 midterm elections are shaping up to be another "Year of the Woman" that could sweep

California Lawmakers Have Enabled Culture Of Sexual Harassment

The issue of sexual harassment has jumped to the forefront of public discourse in a relatively short period of time, with revelations about alleged sexual misconduct ranging from the inappropriate to
California State Senate Leader Touts State’s Production Tax Credit

California State Senate Leader Touts State’s Production Tax Credit

One of the California’s most powerful legislators has offered a strong endorsement of continued support for the state’s seven-year-old production tax credit program. “The program has been an

Kevin de León’s handling of sexual harassment scandal an issue

SACRAMENTO — Two days after state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León announced he would challenge fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in next year’s election, a sexual harassment scandal
Polls: No Republicans Will Qualify for Governor, Senate Races in California

Polls: No Republicans Will Qualify for Governor, Senate Races in California

A new poll from Berkeley's Institute of Government Studies suggests that no Republicans will make it onto the ballot for the key races in the 2018 general election in the deep blue state of

To Avoid Trump Tax Reform, California Dems Want to Convert State Taxes to Charitable Contributions

California’s Democrat-controlled state government wants to re-classify state taxes as charitable contributions to avoid the new $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions in President Donald
California Leads 21 States Suing FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal

California Leads 21 States Suing FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal

The State of California is leading 20 other states -- and defending Silicon Valley's interests -- by suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop its decision to repeal Net Neutrality

IRS could easily block Democratic scheme to increase CA tax deductions

Democratic state lawmakers’ interest in pursuing an unprecedented plan to minimize the hit that California’s high-income residents face because of the federal tax overhaul’s $10,000 cap on
Democrats Gavin Newsom, Dianne Feinstein Dominate Fundraising Ahead of CA Primary

Democrats Gavin Newsom, Dianne Feinstein Dominate Fundraising Ahead of CA Primary

Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom, the top Democrat in the race to succeed soon-to-be termed out Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, and incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are dominating fundraising in the
Antonio Villaraigosa Catches Gavin Newsom: Dead Heat for California Governor

Antonio Villaraigosa Catches Gavin Newsom: Dead Heat for California Governor

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has caught up to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in the race for California governor, after trailing since the start of the race.

Democrat State Sen. Tony Mendoza resigns before facing expulsion vote

State Sen. Tony Mendoza resigned late last week as colleagues prepared to vote on whether to expel the Los Angeles County Democrat from office, days after an outside investigation found the Los
California Democrats Refuse to Endorse Dianne Feinstein for Re-Election

California Democrats Refuse to Endorse Dianne Feinstein for Re-Election

The California Democratic Party declined to endorse incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for re-election at its annual convention in San Diego early Sunday.

California Democratic Party isn’t backing Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington, but her supporters say it won’t hurt her with a broader

California Democratic Party chooses not to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein

The California Democratic Party declined to endorse U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein as she seeks her fifth term. A majority of delegates to the state party’s…

CA Democrats Reject Feinstein; Signal State’s Leftward March Will Continue

What a difference a few decades make: in 1990, Dianne Feinstein was apparently too far left for California voters, losing a gubernatorial race to Republican Pete Wilson. Nearly 30 years later, she’s