The normally unapologetic John Burton says he's really sorry for hurting any feelings over at the GOP camp after he pretty much likened Republicans to a bunch of propaganda- spewing Nazis. Burton, the chair of the California Democratic Party, issued a sincere apology to the GOP yesterday, which is n ... More >>
Technologically active againWhen former Mayor Gavin Newsom left City Hall, his staid YouTube addresses that people had grown accustomed to went right with him. But Newsom's hiatus from YouTube was short-lived. Just barely a month as the state Lieutenant Governor, Newsom sent out his first video a ... More >>
Bill St. ClairThe young are restless...Supporters of Proposition 19 -- the Tax Cannabis 2010 legislation -- were bummed this weekend when California's Democratic Party opted to make no endorsement on the measure and stay neutral. But when it comes to marijuana, the kids are all right. California ... More >>
DragSupporters of Proposition 19 -- the Control and Tax Marijuana 2010 initiative -- can be forgiven for feeling a little paranoid these days. After the move to regulate marijuana like alcohol was lambasted by state politicians ranging from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Mayor Gavin Newsom to Kamala Ha ... More >>
How much more official could it look -- there's an eagle on its cover, isn't there? But the "Voter Information Guide For Democrats" landing in San Francisco mailboxes has nothing to do with the state Democratic Party and is merely a paid political mailer funded by the candidates and propositions ... More >>
Your government in action...Official fired for criticizing sale asked to air beefs in Sacramento next week; he says government is looking for "exit strategy." Top California Democratic Party players are piling on a movement to scuttle Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to sell 24 state buildings a ... More >>
Quick political bytes from the week that went down easy. Carly Fiorina's bizarre attack ad against her Republican primary opponent for senate, Tom Campbell: An evil furry dressed like a sheep who wants to raise your taxes. This video has gone totally viral. People are e-mailing it around and t ... More >>
Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.
Some local Obama supporters hit hard times after the election.
Posing as journalists, bloggers got paid to write positively about Mark Leno.
Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.
SEIU members in Northern California challenge the national boss over his collaboration with employers
Has a labor boss in trouble with the feds joined a high-powered Democratic lobbyist to merge Konocti Harbor Resort with Indian gambling?
A labor boss in trouble with the feds joins a high-powered Democratic lobbyist to merge Konocti Resort with Indian gaming
SEIU lobbies for nursing home chains. Clint Reilly vs. Jack Davis, redux. Kerry raises money for Reilly's wife. Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.
Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.
The choices are dark and dreary, but the only candidate for governor is (be still, pounding heart) Gray Davis
A new theme is already beginning to take shape this young campaign season: politicians betraying their heirs
How a Willie Brown real estate venture snagged tens of millions of dollars in government subsidies and opened the way for Democratic heavyweight Angelo Tsakopoulo to make even more money
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.