November election

SAN FRANCISCO | Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein talked up the knowledge and accomplishments that come from her long career in Washington during a debate Wednesday as her rival in the November election, fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon, suggested she’s to blame for dysfunction in Congress and the lack of action on immigration and climate change. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Feinstein takes heat over Trump, immigration in only debate

WASHINGTON | Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday, all but wrapping up its pre-election work on a top Republican priority days after Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has focused on reshaping the judiciary with more conservative … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

WASHINGTON | Ryan touts GOP record for election, says Dems on ‘fringes’

WASHINGTON  — House Speaker Paul Ryan is delivering an upbeat assessment of the GOP’s accomplishments as he makes the case for his party in the November election. Ryan in a speech Monday at the National Press Club pointed to tax cuts, bolstered defense spending and efforts to curtail opioid addiction and human trafficking as top … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan touts GOP record for election, says Dems on ‘fringes’

SAN FRANCISCO | California governor candidates face off in only debate

SAN FRANCISCO — The two men hoping to be California’s next governor are set to meet Monday for what’s likely to be their only debate ahead of the November election. Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom will square off at San Francisco public radio station KQED. The hour-long debate will not be televised but … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California governor candidates face off in only debate

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator reveals threats tied to Kavanaugh bid

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says what’s happening to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a “disgrace” that will be reflected in the November election. Trump blames Senate Democrats and is suggesting that how they handled sexual sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator reveals threats tied to Kavanaugh bid

FRESNO, Calif. | Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

FRESNO, Calif. — Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign event, a man standing beside … Continue reading FRESNO, Calif. | Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California attorney general hopeful’s ethics hearing starts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former judge running a longshot campaign to unseat California’s attorney general is facing a judicial ethics tribunal two months before the November election. Steven Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the job to aid his political campaign, … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California attorney general hopeful’s ethics hearing starts

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California attorney general candidate faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Steven Bailey, a former judge now running for California attorney general, is facing a judicial ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the job to aid his political campaign, improperly accepting … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California attorney general candidate faces ethics panel