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Dems Day 2: Brown Passes on Tax Pitch

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SAN DIEGO — Well, so much for the notion that Governor Jerry Brown would use his big speech at the California Democratic Party convention to pitch his November tax increase initiative. In a speech running a little more than 11 … Continue reading »


Dems Day 1: Come Together, Right Now

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SAN DIEGO — At every turn in the early hours of this 2012 California Democratic Party convention, you could hear party leaders urge the donkey-loving conventioneers to unite and fight. And yet even on day one, there were clear signs … Continue reading »


Podcast: America's Finest Podcast

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Okay, maybe that’s an overstatement. But as California Democrats flock to the sunny environs of San Diego for their annual convention, it was hard to resist a borrowing of the city’s famous moniker. This week’s Capital Notes Podcast offers a … Continue reading »


Dems Pre-Endorsements Presage Tough 2012

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For casual political watchers, it may be hard to believe that small gatherings of diehard Democrats in January will decide who wins races for the Legislature or Congress come November. And yet, in some cases, that’s exactly what could happen … Continue reading »


Labor Leader Says Skip the Election, Dems Still Back Brown

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It would be wrong to say that Democrats who flocked to Sacramento for the party’s weekend convention are unhappy with the course of action laid out by their standard bearer on solving the state budget mess. But they do seem … Continue reading »


The Worldly Observations of Jerry Brown

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In this morning’s story on The California Report recapping the California Democratic Party’s convention, I attempted to convey the top election year priority of many delegates — jobs and the economy — and how that concern might play out in … Continue reading »


Dem LaLaPalooza: Wall Street, Debates, & More

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LOS ANGELES — The old joke attributed to Will Rogers about Democrats may have finally come to an end, at least in California for 2010, as everyone at this confab seems to be unified against a location 3,000 miles away. … Continue reading »