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Gavin Newsom Vows to Support Marijuana Legalization on 2016 Ballot

August 10, 2014 | 8:00 am

Gavin Newsom Vows to Support Marijuana Legalization on 2016 Ballot

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Lieutenant governor is heading ACLU task force evaluating the many aspects involved in legalizing pot.

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Former State GOP Chair Ron Nehring Launches Run for Lieutenant Governor

February 18, 2014 | 1:09 pm

Former State GOP Chair Ron Nehring Launches Run for Lieutenant Governor

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Ron Nehring promises change, says incumbment Gavin Newsom is only interested in becoming governor.

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California Democrats Flex Muscles–and Talk About How to Use Them

April 15, 2013 | 6:30 am

California Democrats Flex Muscles–and Talk About How to Use Them

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If last month’s gathering of California Republicans had the feel of a postmortem, this weekend’s California Democratic convention seemed much more like a three-day end-zone dance. Speaker after speaker took to the podium to tout the party’s 2012 victories: supermajorities in both the Assembly and Senate, winning six House seats from Republicans, and the passage […]

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Video: Newsom on Same-Sex Marriage

March 22, 2013 | 8:00 am

Video: Newsom on Same-Sex Marriage

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As San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom made headlines worldwide when he ordered the city clerk’s office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Between Feb. 12 and March 11, 2004, nearly 4,000 same-sex couples got married at City Hall despite a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Now, Newsom discusses why he gave the order and how reaction in the LGBT community was not all positive. He also revisits his notorious “whether you like it or not” line, which he concedes gave opponents of same-sex marriage measure a powerful weapon in their 2008 campaign for Proposition 8.

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Watch Video: Thousands Turn Out in San Francisco to See Bay Bridge Lights

March 6, 2013 | 11:08 am

Watch Video: Thousands Turn Out in San Francisco to See Bay Bridge Lights

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Thousands came to watch the debut of the Bay Lights—and the rain couldn’t stay away either. On Tuesday night, artist Leo Villareal pressed laptop keys that illuminated a project two and a half years in the making. “Well here we are 1.8 miles long, 25thousand lights,” he said. “Monumental public art. The lights will continue […]

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January 15, 2013 | 1:40 pm

Lance Armstrong’s Confession Could Affect Big San Francisco Financier

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He was adamant. Outraged. Indignant. In his May 18 interview with Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Current TV, cyclist Lance Armstrong denied taking performance enhancing drugs. This Thursday in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong is reversing himself, Winfrey says. But before you watch Armstrong on Oprah, you might want to refresh your memory […]

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Newsom, Current TV Part Ways In Wake of Al Jazeera Purchase

January 3, 2013 | 12:34 pm

Newsom, Current TV Part Ways In Wake of Al Jazeera Purchase

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Current TV are parting ways in the wake of the television production company’s purchase by Al Jazeera, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee. Current TV confirmed in a statement today that it had been purchased by the controversial media company owned by the government of Qatar. So […]

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May 17, 2012 | 3:52 pm

Video: Lance Armstrong Discusses Doping Allegations on The Gavin Newsom Show

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“Blabbin’ With Gavin,” aka “The Gavin Newsom Show,” debuts on Current TV at 7pm tomorrow. Below is a little smattering of what you’ll see if you tune in. I predict this will be the highest rated show hosted by a Lieutenant Governor on all of television. Here’s the most interesting clip: Lance Armstrong discussing doping […]

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April 19, 2012 | 4:15 pm

14 Alternative Titles For ‘The Gavin Newsom Show’

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As we’re sure you’ve been talking about non-stop since the news broke, Gavin Newsom has managed to fit into his busy schedule as Lt. Gov a new talk show on Current TV. The hour-long interview program, slated to start in May, will functionally if not inspiringly be called “The Gavin Newsom Show.” That’s kind of […]

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Fish and Game Commission Head Tells Publication He Won’t Resign Over  Dead Cougar Photo

February 28, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Fish and Game Commission Head Tells Publication He Won’t Resign Over Dead Cougar Photo

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Update Wednesday: Read Richards’ unapologetic letter in which he says he will not resign. Original post Goodwill hunting, it ain’t. Western Outdoor News is reporting that Daniel Richards, president of the California Fish and Game Commission, will not step down, despite calls for his resignation over a photo of him with a dead mountain lion […]

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