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Newsom recall leaders say they have enough signatures to trigger an election

Newsom recall leaders say they have enough signatures to trigger an election

Leaders of the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday they’ve collected 1.95 million signatures a little more than a week before the deadline, a number they believe will be more than enough to trigger a special recall election. County and state elections…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 8, 2021
Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — The majority of California’s 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. Critics panned the plan as inadequate. Most students in the nation’s…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, March 2, 2021
As recall threat grows, California Gov. Gavin Newsom shifts his governing style, pushing reopenings

As recall threat grows, California Gov. Gavin Newsom shifts his governing style, pushing reopenings

SACRAMENTO — Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom has often talked about his desire to reopen schools. It wasn’t until the final days of last year, however, that he introduced a plan to speed up a return to the classroom. Facing…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, March 1, 2021
Republican infighting rattles bid to oust Democrat Newsom

Republican infighting rattles bid to oust Democrat Newsom

LOS ANGELES -- California Republicans eager to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom could see their chances eroded by longstanding friction between the party’s conservative and moderate wings, which only has intensified in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s presidency. The rift has been on open display…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, February 19, 2021
Schiff has his eyes on being California’s AG and Pelosi’s on board with it

Schiff has his eyes on being California’s AG and Pelosi’s on board with it

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) wants to be named California’s next attorney general — and he has House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s blessing, according to four Democratic sources familiar with the matter. Schiff, a Harvard Law School graduate and former prosecutor who currently serves as the chairman…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Ex-San Diego mayor’s exploratory team to challenge Newsom raises over $1 million, ‘ hungry for an alternative’

Ex-San Diego mayor’s exploratory team to challenge Newsom raises over $1 million, ‘ hungry for an alternative’

Since announcing an exploratory committee earlier this month to challenge California Gov. Gavin Newsom, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has raised more than $1 million, a figure Faulconer’s campaign manager believes is a sign that Californians are hungry for new leadership. Faulconer, who was…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, February 1, 2021
California campaign to fire Newsom nears threshold needed for ballot

California campaign to fire Newsom nears threshold needed for ballot

A recall campaign to oust California Gov. Gavin Newsom is nearing its required threshold to qualify for a statewide ballot. Over the weekend, recall organizers said they have collected 1.2 million of the 1.5 million signatures needed by March 17 to qualify for a ballot.…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, January 25, 2021
‘Let Freedom Ring’ Protest Denied Permit at California State Capitol

‘Let Freedom Ring’ Protest Denied Permit at California State Capitol

The California Highway Patrol has denied a permit to a protest titled “Let Freedom Ring” that was to have taken place Sunday outside the State Capitol building in Sacramento. “Let freedom ring” is a famous refrain from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a…
By Freedom and Excellence | Friday, January 15, 2021
Some Uber, Lyft drivers sue over California ballot measure

Some Uber, Lyft drivers sue over California ballot measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said Proposition…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, January 14, 2021
Democrats face backlash for calling Newsom recall effort a ‘California coup’

Democrats face backlash for calling Newsom recall effort a ‘California coup’

SACRAMENTO — The California Democratic Party is facing backlash after referring to the campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom as a “coup” nearly a week after the violent pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. “This recall effort, which really ought to be called the California…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Activists, Christian singer’s fans clash on skid row over COVID-19 ‘super-spreader’ concert

Activists, Christian singer’s fans clash on skid row over COVID-19 ‘super-spreader’ concert

Dozens of evangelical Christians and activists skirmished in the streets of skid row Wednesday night as controversial evangelical Christian singer Sean Feucht’s followers arrived for a homeless outreach event. Activists assembled dozens of vehicles leading into skid row to try to block Feucht, who has…
By Freedom and Excellence | Thursday, December 31, 2020
Alex Padilla’s Senate appointment marks a new chapter in California politics. It’s about time

Alex Padilla’s Senate appointment marks a new chapter in California politics. It’s about time

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is an excellent choice for U.S. senator. He’s actually the only choice Gov. Gavin Newsom could have made — intellectually and politically. It was a historic appointment for a governor who takes pride in recording “firsts.” Padilla, 47, will…
By Freedom and Excellence | Wednesday, December 23, 2020
California Lawmakers Press Governor Newsom for Health Care for Illegal Migrants: $2.6 Billion Price Tag

California Lawmakers Press Governor Newsom for Health Care for Illegal Migrants: $2.6 Billion Price Tag

Two Democrat California lawmakers are pressing Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom to provide free health care to migrants who are in the United States illegally at a price tag of $2.6 Billion annually to taxpayers in the state. This hand-out would be accomplished by making illegal…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Control of the Senate puts Georgia runoffs in national spotlight

Control of the Senate puts Georgia runoffs in national spotlight

With control of the Senate hanging in the balance, Georgia’s dual runoff elections in January are taking on outsized influence over the next four years of governing under a newly-elected president. More than six weeks into the pair of races, which have enraptured the nation's…
By Freedom and Excellence | Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Soros-funded DA George Gascon Apologizes to Murder Victim’s Family for Telling Them to ‘Keep Their Mouth Shut’

Soros-funded DA George Gascon Apologizes to Murder Victim’s Family for Telling Them to ‘Keep Their Mouth Shut’

Newly-installed Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has apologized to the family of murder victim Joshua Rodriguez for telling them to “keep their mouth shut” as they protested his appearance in Pomona, California on Friday. Video of the interaction, which was published by Bill…
By Freedom and Excellence | Monday, December 21, 2020

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