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Recall vote highlights California’s geopolitical divisions

The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state’s political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone. “It’s almost like two states,” Menlo College political scientist Melissa

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House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won’t run again

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced Thursday night he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL player with a once-bright political future, cited his two young

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Congressman Paul Gosar Endorses David Livingston for State Treasurer

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is endorsing State Senator David Livingston in his campaign for State Treasurer. Gosar has represented Arizona in the U.S. Congress since his first election in 2010, while Livingston has served in the State Legislature since his first election in 2012. Both have strong conservative records on issues ranging from border security

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California voters: Less Republican and white than in 2003

It’s a familiar refrain among California’s recall watchers: 2021 is not 2003. Yes, the state again is in the middle of a recall election that could remove the Democratic governor from office. But today’s California electorate looks far different than it did 18 years ago: It’s less Republican, more Latino and Asian, and younger —

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Newsom, GOP rivals seek votes in recall’s final weekend

Democratic allies of California Gov. Gavin Newsom continued to express confidence Saturday in his chances of beating back a recall but warned his supporters not to let up on urging people to vote as they seek a decisive win, while Republicans said the contest is far from settled. “We don’t need to just win by

Education

Tea party 2.0? Conservatives get organized in school battles

A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture war fights in schools across the country. While they are drawn by the anger of parents opposed to school policies on racial history or COVID-19 protocols like mask mandates,

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