Pot patients are marching to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office as we type to deliver a petition demanding she do something to stop the ongoing and significant crackdown on local pot clubs. The petition, which you can find here, asks Pelosi to defend medical marijuana users who rely o ... More >>
San Francisco Democrats turned on one of their own as they issued a scathing rebuttal to President Barack Obama's explanation of his unpopular crackdown of medical marijuana clubs.The local Democratic Party passed a resolution yesterday, demanding that President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, ... More >>
Hey Barry! Guess what my constituents haven't been Googling!In 2008, Barack Obama was the rising tide that buoyed all San Francisco ships -- at least the ones that floated a bit to the left. A massive turnout for "Hope" and "Change" -- 84 percent of a swollen turnout voted for Obama -- also led t ... More >>
The California Young Democrats are appealing to supporters for financial assistance after discovering that they cannot access their operating funds, which were handled by a Democratic campaign treasurer now facing fraud charges.Federal and state authorities are investigating the treasurer, Kinde ... More >>
Don't let the door hit you on the way outWhether Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is living in San Francisco no longer seems to be a question -- or at least it's not a political concern. Aaron Peskin, chairman of the local Democratic County Central Committee, removed Newsom from the committee thi ... More >>
It's official: Newsom's outLieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom can no longer play coy about whether he is or is not a resident of San Francisco. According to news reports, the former San Francisco mayor's house has officially sold, which means he is officially no longer a denizen of our fair city. S ... More >>
Where's Gavin now?The big question for Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been: Where does the ex-mayor live? Until today, we couldn't say for sure what his living situation was. While some news reports say the Newsoms have packed up their home and moved to Ross for the summer, his staff was in ... More >>
No matter where he lives, Newsom will still be a Giants fanThere seems to be much confusion about whether Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is officially a resident of San Francisco or a resident of Marin County, or both. News reports have consistently claimed Newsom is now a resident of Marin Cou ... More >>
The best way to support the Democratic Party is to JOIN the partyIn the San Francisco's mayor's race Joanna Rees has played the part as the unknown, nonpolitical candidate who has confounded people by claiming she is a "progressive independent" -- whatever that means. But now it seems the apoliti ... More >>
Mesage receivedYou don't need to tell David Eyster about marijuana crime. As Mendocino County district attorney, he deals with pot crimes more than anyone else in the state. Yet the prosecutors in California's "Emerald Triangle" pot-producing region all sponsor AB 1017 -- the bill in the st ... More >>
Oh, that waterboarding...Oh, for a return to the days when a troupe of miscreants breaking into Democratic Party headquarters was the source of our national angst -- and not nightmarish, government-sanctioned torture techniques. A memo released yesterday by the Director of National Intelligence and ... More >>
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Gavin Newsom should look to Sacramento for political inspiration
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The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
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Why Miami's Democratic mayor abandoned Al Gore and cost him all the votes he needed to be president
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