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California Democrats Regain Supermajority in State Senate

March 13, 2013 | 8:57 am

California Democrats Regain Supermajority in State Senate

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats appeared to have hit the sweet spot in a pair of special elections on Tuesday, likely regaining their two-thirds majority in the state Senate while retaining their narrow supermajority in the Assembly at least until mid-May. With all precincts reporting, Assemblyman Ben Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, led the […]

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February 27, 2012 | 10:37 am

Analysis: Gingrich Speech to State GOP Example of Party’s California Dilemma

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For those who just can’t get enough Newt — here’s his entire 45-minute speech on Saturday at the California Republican convention in Burlingame. (“Just a short drive south of Pelosiville,” according to KQED Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers.) Myers’ take on Gingrich’s speech: It’s a good example of the GOP’s California dilemma… Throw the party’s […]

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February 25, 2012 | 11:59 pm

Live Coverage: California Republican Convention in Burlingame

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California Republicans are trying to get their act together at their state convention in Burlingame this weekend. What do we mean by “trying to get their act together?” Well…here… Top California GOP official acknowledges ‘communication deficit’ as state convention opens in Burlingame (Bay Area News Group) California GOP out of sync with most state voters […]

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February 25, 2012 | 11:36 am

Video: Newt Gingrich Tells The Chronicle What He Means by ‘San Francisco Values’

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Newt Gingrich is headlining the California GOP convention this weekend in Burlingame. The Chron’s Joe Garofoli and Carla Marinucci sat down with the erstwhile frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination to discuss the following. For years, Newt Gingrich has dropped the phrase “San Francisco Values.” It’s a laugh line/nod-in-agreement touchstone in conservative circles. But at […]

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January 19, 2012 | 8:16 am

Rick Perry Drops Out, Endorses Newt Gingrich

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Report from NPR’s Two-Way blog: Saying that “there is no viable path forward for me,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry just confirmed that he is leaving the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination. Then, he went on to endorse the bid of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — just two days before South Carolina Republicans […]

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December 15, 2011 | 3:27 pm

Video: Romney Ad Highlights the Newt and Nancy Show

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On the Chronicle Politics Blog: Carla Marinucci writes about Mitt Romney’s new ad painting Newt Gingrich as just to the left of Fidel Castro, all because he supported “Al Gore’s liberal global warming agenda” in the form of a public service announcement he made with Nancy Pelosi. “We do agree, our country must take action […]

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December 8, 2010 | 3:01 pm

Bay Area Delegation Not On Board With Obama’s Tax Deal; Jackie Speier Interview

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Liberal activists and voters, as noted in this blog post by Joe Garoli of the Chronicle and this blog post by Foon Rhee of The Sacramento Bee, do not like President Obama’s deal with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. The Bay Area congressional contingent appears similarly disinclined to go along with the deal, […]

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