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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 bid to cover the 20-point spread set by Calbuzz as the betting line for his… »

Legacy Stuff: Mega-Kudos to DiFi for Torture Report


Dianne Feinstein’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 act of her long career in Congress. Politically, the easy part was to defy a torrent of… »

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 congress creature Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who predicted the newly protected immigrants would become “illiterate” Democratic… »

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… »

Election Post-Mortem: We’ve Seen This Movie Before


In the wake of Tuesday’s election, wherein the Republican Party took control of the U.S. Senate, captured governorships in key battleground states, increased their majority in the House and… »

Op Ed: Why Politicians Run Knowing They’ll Lose


By Chuck Mc- Fadden, Special to Calbuzz: If the polls are correct, and they usually are, Jerry Brown will demolish Neel Kashkari on Tuesday. In fact, much of the… »

Why Kashkari’s Electoral Project Is a Total Failure


Neel Kashkari has argued through- out the 2014 that he could alter the dynamics of the party politics in California by demonstrating that a Republican who is socially moderate… »

Time for Cheapskate Gandalf to Cover the Spread


It’s time for Gov. Jerry Brown to spend some of the millions in contributions he has on hand for his own re-election against Republican Neel Kashkari. Why? Not because… »

Press Clips: A Salute to Bill German, True Newsman


They buried Bill German on a hilltop overlooking Mt. Tamalpais Sunday, a great editor whose 62-year career at The Chronicle spanned the last great era of newspapering in San… »

Kashkari’s TV Spot Betrays His Utter Lack of Decency


Everyone knows that Demo- cratic Gov. Jerry Brown is going to crush his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in the November election, probably by 20 percentage points or more. But… »

CD 17: Khanna Says Race Tied; ‘No Way’ Says Honda


Calbuzz seldom puts much stock in polls pushed by campaigns for one simple reason: they don’t tell you the results when they’re not good for their candidate. On the… »

Brown’s Slip Up Gives Neel a Small Opening

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Just when you thought the 2014 govern- or’s race was a done deal and that Jerry Brown had a lock on a fourth term, he has exposed an unexpected… »

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