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In NH, Bernie and Hillary Speak To Different Worlds

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In their New Hampshire debate Thursday night, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton played to entirely different audiences: He spoke directly and forcefully to left-liberal voters of the Live Free or Die State, where he holds a 20-point lead in polling; she spoke to the nationwide electorate at play in… »

Why Polls Missed the Mark on Cruz and Sanders


Two days before the Iowa caucuses, the esteemed Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll predicted that Hillary Clinton would beat Bernie Sanders by 3 percentage points and Donald Trump would best Ted Cruz by 5 points. So said one of the best pollsters in America, Ann… »

A Curated Guide to Why the Iowa Caucuses Reek


Having spent way too many years reporting in Iowa (and New Hampshire, another pint-sized state that gets ceaselessly over-analyzed by the geniuses of the Acela corridor but…a story for another day) Calbuzz can report exclusively that the politically privileged and pampered white voters of the… »

Disorder in Des Moines: The GOP Split Screen Debate


Four days before the Iowa caucus- es, Thurs- day night’s dystopian display of Republican electile dysfunction was a perfect tableau of the GOP race. On the Fox News stage… »

Forget Fox, Univision Vote Totally Thumps Trump


Donald Trump, who is demonstrating a remarkable ability to whipsaw the mainstream media, the Republican Party and the GOP presidential field, often argues that Latinos “love” him and that… »

Why Democrats Should Stop Dabbling With Bernie


The Demo- crats who are pushing Bernie Sanders are dangerously naïve. Because Sanders has a shot at beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, and… »

Calbuzz GOP Debate Take: We Surrender


Donald Trump and Ted Cruz argue about whether Cruz is a natural born citizen and New York Values. Marco Rubio and Cruz wrestle over who is worse on illegal… »

How the Right Has Exploited Immigration for 80 Years


By Harold Meyer- son, The American Prospect: “They keep coming,” the advertise- ment’s narrator intoned, while the screen showed footage of undocu- mented immigrants scurrying across a highway…. »

Stop the Presses: Women, Latinos Hate Cruz, Trump


News that the loath- some Ted Cruz has rocketed to the lead in the Field Poll ahead of the noxious Donald Trump among California Republicans is mildly interesting, but… »

Happy Holidays from the Cooked Geese at Calbuzz

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With all best wishes, here’s our annual holiday greeting on behalf of our Department of Spiked Eggnog and Cooked Geese, an excerpt from our favorite yuletide poem, “A Child’s… »

Chair Ann Ravel Explains Why the FEC is Broken

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By Ann Ravel, Special to Calbuzz: I am the Chair of the Federal Election Commission for a few more weeks, before the yearly title rotates to another commissioner in… »

Doug Willis: First-Rate Newsman, Straight and True


Doug Willis, the chief political writer for The Associated Press in California across 30 tumultuous years, died in a Sacramento hospital Tuesday night of complications following hip surgery.  Willis… »

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