U.S. Democratic Party Politics

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Petition Nancy Pelosi to End Federal Crackdown on Pot Clubs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Local Democrats Ask Obama to Leave S.F. Marijuana Clubs Alone

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    San Franciscans Are Not Googling "the N-Word"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    California Young Democrats' Bank Accounts Frozen in Kinde Durkee Fraud Case

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Gavin Newsom Booted from S.F. Democratic Party

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out​Whether 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Gavin Newsom's House Sells

    It's official: Newsom's out​Lieutenant 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Gavin Newsom's House Hits the Market

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Where Does Gavin Newsom Live?

    No matter where he lives, Newsom will still be a Giants fan​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Joanna Rees Gives a Large Chunk of Money to Democratic Party For No Good Reason

    The best way to support the Democratic Party is to JOIN the party​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    California DA's Association Is Fighting Bill to Make Pot Growing a Misdemeanor

    Mesage received​You 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 >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Human Rights Watch: Pelosi Has Some 'Splaining To Do About Torture Briefing

    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 >>

  • News

    April 22, 2009
  • News

    March 18, 2009

    Bidness as Usual

    Firm that won $26 million contract donated to campaigns tied to supervisors and the mayor.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2008
  • Music

    October 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008
  • News

    July 2, 2008

    Stealth Bloggers

    Posing as journalists, bloggers got paid to write positively about Mark Leno.

  • News

    April 30, 2008

    Party Crashers 08

    Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008
  • News

    December 19, 2007

    Demo Sale

    The party's leaders are putting their lack of ethics on display once again

  • News

    August 30, 2006
  • News

    July 12, 2006

    I Wish I'd Written That

    Deceased journalist Joe Dignan led coverage of California's movement toward gay equal rights

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Greening the Left

    Tycoons will pay to generate leftist ideas in voters' minds, but now they want to see results

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2005

    Film Arts' Finals

    Where the indies rule

  • News

    April 6, 2005

    Requiem for a Pension Fund?

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launches an attack on CalPERS. The giant pension fund's Democratic allies aren't taking it lying down

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Housing Democrats

    Why Democratic mayors must build America's cities by establishing an urban real estate cartel

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Red Road Trip

    Go ahead and protest the inauguration. But if you really want the Democrats to win next time, shouldn't you start to learn how the red half lives?

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    Looking Inside INdTV

    Al Gore and ex-Stanford prof Joel Hyatt say their S.F.-based cable news channel for twentysomethings won't be ideological. But do the Democratic moneymen behind the venture know that?

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Dead Man Running

    "Kucinich is, like, The normal laws of physics don't apply to me.'"

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Pumping Irony

    Gavin Newsom should look to Sacramento for political inspiration

  • News

    August 20, 2003

    Unintended Consequences

    Right-wingers cooked up the Gray Davis recall only to see it hijacked by a political moderate named Arnold

  • Culture

    May 28, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Tail of Two Races

    Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Revenge of the Wimp

    Why Miami's Democratic mayor abandoned Al Gore and cost him all the votes he needed to be president

  • News

    August 25, 1999

    Political Economy

    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

  • Calendar

    February 3, 1999
  • News

    April 22, 1998
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    January 1, 1997

    La Nueva Fuerza

    With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?

  • Calendar

    November 6, 1996
  • News

    March 20, 1996
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    October 18, 1995

    The Last Seduction

    Spurned by term limitations, Willie Brown turns his political affections on San Francisco. But how long will our small-town ways hold his fancy?

  • News

    May 10, 1995
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    The Last Tycoon (Part II)

    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.

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