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Gay Old Party: Reflections on the Log Cabin Vote


By Hank Plante, Special to Calbuzz: Suddenly, the California Republican Party is as gay as IKEA on Super Bowl Sunday. Okay, not exactly. Still, it was a momentous vote, when the California Republican Convention last weekend officially recognized its gay wing, the Log Cabin Republicans with “charter status.” It’s a huge victory for conservative gay… »

Pigs Fly: CA GOP OKs Gay Republicans Club


California’s Republican Party stepped into the 21st Century and onto the right side of history Sunday, with a landslide vote granting formal acceptance of the mostly gay Log Cabin Republican club within the state party. After decades of excoriating gays and lesbians as moral degenerates,… »

Christie to GOP: Don’t Write Me Off Yet


Speaking to the fervent believers of the California Republican Party on Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a muted paean to Ronald Reagan and presented himself as a humble but “passionate guy” who doesn’t fight just for the sake of… »

GOP Confab Highlight: Condi Drinking Game


Tony V has totally wimped out on California’s Senate race, leaving state political writers in desperate need of a story — and reduced to downing shots each time someone… »

Field Poll Buzz: Condi vs. Kamala Dream Match-Up


The new Field Poll, testing whether voters are inclined or not to vote for various individuals for U.S. Senate, is most significant for one reason: as a demonstration that… »

Among Latinos, Tony V Thumps Kamala for Senate


California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris may be leading the field statewide in 2016 race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer – we won’t actually know until we see… »

Why Only Whack Jobs Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids


There are certain things we do as an ad- vanced, civilized society to protect our children: We require that if they are transported in a car, they must be… »

RIP Rick Orlov: He Lived and Breathed LA Politics


Rick Orlov, who died Monday at age 66, wasn’t just an ace veteran reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News, he was a relentlessly decent, talented and generous man… »

Starting Gate: How Republican Presidentials Rank


The race for the Repub- lican presi- dential nomin- ation is now Jeb Bush’s to lose – and, boy oh boy, is he capable of doing just that. Mitt… »

PPIC: Obama, Brown, Immigration Popular in CA


After the Novem- ber elec- tion, when some partisan and media hysterics were running around like chickens with their heads cut off because the Republicans had picked up seats… »

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… »

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… »

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