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Opinion: California Tidal Wave

Every year we go to the annual Police Picnic in September in Long Beach. Since there wasn’t one last year, we were happy to go this year. The day after the picnic, we usually go camping with our RV group to the Oceanside area. That was where we were when the results of the Newsom

Opinion

Opinion: Americans Souring on Biden — and Washington

The California recall election turned out well for the Democrats. With Gov. Gavin Newsom sinking in the summer polls, the party had been staring starkly at the prospect of losing the nation’s largest state and seeing its governor replaced by talk-show host Larry Elder, who had vaulted into the lead among the 46 candidates seeking

Michael Barone

Opinion: California Voters Get What They Deserve

The nation’s largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation’s weirdest recall processes, and the results have come out just about where they’ve been before. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018 by 62% to 38%, a result that was, unsurprisingly in an era of straight-ticket voting

Elections

California Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in power as recall fails

[Editor’s Note: Associated Press called the race at 9 pm, California time.] California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face

Politics

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

Water

California expands drought emergency to large swath of state

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday expanded a drought emergency to a large swath of the nation’s most populous state while seeking more than $6 billion in multiyear water spending as one of the warmest, driest springs on record threatens another severe wildfire season across the American West. The Democratic governor said he is acting

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