It's a fine town, but Palo Alto is a bit one-dimensional. There's nearby Stanford, and nearby Silicon Valley (fine, that's two dimensions), but not much else is happening in that Peninsula city.But what about medical marijuana? The city could become the first San Mateo County municipality to allow m ... More >>
Nancy PelosiIndications from the Beltway media world are that 60 Minutes is preparing to air a segment exploring legislative actions House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi oversaw that might have benefited her husband's stock investments.According to multiple news reports, 60 Minutes reporter Steve K ... More >>
California ... where hope awaits ObamaLess than three months after dining with Bay Area high-tech leaders on their turf, President Barack Obama will be making another appearance here in April where he's planning to talk about the economy -- again. White House officials told the Chronicle today th ... More >>
What kind of salesman is he?Update: The Bay Area Council voted to endorse Brown's budget proposal. Members called the talk with Brown "tough but refreshing."As a governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger had the star power that could set off a media frenzy every time he blew his nose. And while Gov.Jerry B ... More >>
Make room for Ronald ReaganA pre-President's Day poll showed that Americans thought Ronald Reagan was the country's best president, even more so than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the most influential leaders in history. Reagan score 19 percent of the vote,edging out Lincoln who h ... More >>
Has he ever said 'No comment?'On a near-daily basis, media outlets including SF Weekly receive a plethora of press releases from elected officials who are also gunning for higher office. The two who are most prolific with press releases are San Francisco's City Attorney Dennis Herrera and State S ... More >>
Damon Dunn is back on The Farm...Football star turned developer turned politician Damon Dunn was sacked hard in his first attempt at elected office. But it appears the former Stanford wideout is gearing up for a second down in a life of public service. Dunn in November lost in his quest to unseat ... More >>
'We're doing far more damage with the war against marijuana than any good that could possibly be coming out of it,' says the chiefAsk former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara when he began to support the notion of legalizing marijuana, and you don't get a short answer. It began half a century ... More >>
Did stimulus really help them?Washington's elected officials and punditocracy have of late been consumed in hashing out the shape of an economic stimulus package. While no love has been lost between Republicans and Democrats in the pit fight over the bill's final shape, both sides say they recognize ... More >>
Ah, to be young and Republican at Cal
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Right-wingers cooked up the Gray Davis recall only to see it hijacked by a political moderate named Arnold
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Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
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As Proposition 209 seeks an end to affirmative action by state institutions, minority groups are conflicted