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PPIC: Obama, Brown, Immigration Popular in CA


After the November election, when some partisan and media hysterics were running around like chickens with their heads cut off because the Republicans had picked up seats in Congress – as the out-party always does in the sixth year of a presidential term – Calbuzz suggested taking a deep breath. Obama’s popularity had not plummeted,… »

Why Antonio Villaraigosa Should Run for U.S. Senate


All the gab and gossip among California’s cognoscenti currently focuses on one big question: Is former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio “Tony V” Villaraigosa in or out of the 2016 race for U.S. Senate? Billionaire hedge-fund enviro-liberal Tom Steyer, after an annoying Hamlet act, bowed out… »

Tony V Viable in ’16? DiFi a Slam Dunk for ’18 Exit?


California Attorney General Kamala Harris is, for now, the leading candidate to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer, by dint of his money, is her strongest potential challenger. (Update: Steyer opted out on Thursday) But one other Democrat – despite plenty of… »

Tom Steyer: Kamala’s Biggest Threat for Senate


A survey of the landscape of the 2016 race to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer reveals that state Attorney General Kamala Harris, who announced on Tuesday that she’s in,… »

Why the Governor Should Run for Boxer’s Seat


To the surprise of no one, septu- agenarian U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer confirmed Thursday (in a cheesy video) that she will not seek re-election in two years, offering California… »

6 Takeaways From Jerry Brown’s Final Inaugural

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The biggest difference between the hirsute Jerry Brown who first took the oath as California’s governor at 36, and the 76-year who recited it on Monday for an historic… »

Hello 2015: Notes, Quotes in Praise of the Old Year


Year’s end fulmin- ations: Calbuzz inter- viewed the articulate and corpulent Newt Gingrich at the California Republican convention way back in February 2012, when he summed up his case… »

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… »

It’s Official: Gandalf Fails to Cover the Spread


Jerry Brown won’t be sworn in for another three weeks, but he’s already managed the first massive failure of his fourth and final term as California’s governor: blowing his… »

Legacy Stuff: Mega-Kudos to DiFi for Torture Report


Dianne Fein- stein’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s use of torture is a stand-up, gutsy move likely to wind up as the most important… »

How Obama’s Immigration Orders Jam the GOP


Perhaps the most idiotic response to President Obama’s historic executive orders halting the deportation of up to five million undocumented immigrants, but surely the most telling, came via numbskull… »

Op Ed: How Big Plastic is Threatening California


By Steve Maviglio, Special to Calbuzz: Tell me if you have you seen this movie before: a corporate special interest, frustrated with the Legislature, dreams up a ballot measure… »

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