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Gov. Newsom nominates first openly gay man, third Black man to California Supreme Court

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has nominated a candidate who could be the first openly gay justice and only the third Black man to serve on the state's highest court if confirmed. Judge Martin Jenkins, a former NFL p...

Gavin Newsom is about to determine the future of California Democratic politics for a generation

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Over the next few months, Gavin Newsom will single-handedly remake the face of the California Democratic Party -- a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that also presents major political peril as Newsom looks to a second...

Newsom picks Alex Padilla to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

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Washington Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat on Tuesday, choosing the first Latino in state history for the role. "His appo...

Newsom recall proponents gather more than a million signatures

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Leaders of the campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom have now gathered more than a million signatures, according to a new report from the California secretary of state's office that suggests the effort is ...

Facing recall, California Gov. Newsom pleads for optimism and patience

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Facing a recall effort that has threatened his political future, California Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged Tuesday night the fatigue and frustration that many Californians are feeling after a year of sacrifices. Bu...

How early pandemic praise for Cuomo, Newsom and Trump disappeared

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Nearly a year ago, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all nonessential workers in the state would have to stay home. The announcement was one of many that marked the beginning of the coronavirus pa...

Gavin Newsom just tried to shove Dianne Feinstein out the door

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Dianne Feinstein's current Senate term isn't up until November 2024. Someone should tell California Gov. Gavin Newsom! Asked on Monday night about his thought about a possible replacement for Feinstein, Newsom decid...

CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ ignores Cuomo scandals, Newsom recall, in favor of widely panned DeSantis hit piece

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Even as Cuomo fights for his political life amid allegations by his own state Attorney General that the governor deliberately undercounted coronavirus nursing home deaths, as well as multiple sexual harassment accusa...

VP Harris is the latest White House official to appear with California Gov. Newsom amid recall effort

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Top members of the Biden White House have appeared with California's embattled Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, twice over the last week -- a signal of support for a politician who is likely to face a recall elect...

Newsom says California will ‘fully reopen’ on June 15

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Fully reopen does not mean that the governor will drop the mask requirement.  Newsom said in a statement that a June 15 reopening date will depend on if there is enough vaccine supply for everyone 16 and over who is ...

Caitlyn Jenner considering running for governor of California as Gavin Newsom faces recall: reports

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The vocal Republican and former reality TV star, 71, is said to be "actively exploring" a run for governor of California, according to Axios, which cited three sources close to the situation. Per the outlet, the 1976...

CA Senate bill changes recall rules as Newsom faces ousting

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S.B. 663 would give recall subjects like Newsom access to the names and information of those who sign petitions calling for their removal from office, though the bill would not impact the current recall against the g...

Mary Carey, former porn star, running for California governor as Newsom faces recall

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Mary Carey announced this week she's running for California governor, as the former adult actress joins a crowded field of candidates looking to replace Newsom, a Democrat, in the event the recall effort triggers a s...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declares drought emergency in 2 counties

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The declaration is targeted to Mendocino and Sonoma counties, where drought conditions are especially bad, rather than statewide, as some officials and farmers in the agricultural-rich Central Valley had hoped. But t...

California Gov. Newsom raising money by tying Caitlyn Jenner to Trump

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A few hours after Jenner, a Republican, announced her candidacy, Newsom sent an email blast to his donors tying the celebrity and ex-Olympian to former President Trump and asking for funds.  "Earlier this morning, Ca...

Newsom recall effort meets verified signature threshold, California Secretary of State says

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The California Secretary of State said on Monday that the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties, which was set at 1,495,709, had been met. The campaign collected more than 1.6 million verified signatu...

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