Gavin Newsom

9 Magazines | 7,118 Articles | 34,785 Followers | 10 Likes | @GavinNewsom | Former SF mayor & 49th Lt. Gov. of California. Dedicated to equal rights & the economic recovery of California. Author of Citizenville, available now: amzn.to/TLXFUF

California Ballot Lets Incumbents Define Themselves

And most have no problem highlighting their ties to Congress<p>With congressional job approval hovering in the low teens, giving incumbents the …

Trump's delegate hunt and how California may complicate his path

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's delegate hunt and California complications, a Clinton money push and why our nervous neighbors are watching the U.S. presidential race so closely: these and more on our "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get tomorrow's headlines today.<p>1) Not all delegates are …

2016 U.S. Elections

What next for the war on drugs?

New battle lines are being drawn in a war on illegal drugs that has waged for over half a century.<p>Since the early 1970s – when President Richard …

Rights & Freedoms

California Lt. Gov. Newsom, lawmakers on collision course over gun control

California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Democratic lawmakers appear to be on a collision course over a new round of gun control measures.<p>Newsom, claiming lawmakers are dragging their feet, is collecting thousands of signatures in pursuit of a gun initiative ballot measure in November. But …

Western United States

Trump's visit shines spotlight on California Republican Party's immigration dilemma

Donald Trump's emphasis on illegal immigration has propelled his presidential campaign to the threshold of winning the Republican nomination, but it risks huge collateral damage to a California state party that has worked to distance itself from the immigration wars of two decades ago.<p>Trump …

Immigration

Kasich: People are 'probably' born gay

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> John Kasich told an audience here Friday that some people are "probably" born gay after being pressed on the issue by an audience member who said he was gay.<p>San Francisco resident Kelly Bryan, 62, asked Kasich the question at a forum hosted by the Commonwealth of California …

Homosexuality

Demonstrators storm California GOP convention to protest Trump

<b>Burlingame, California (CNN) —</b> Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention Friday to protest Donald Trump ahead of his speech.<p>Protesters -- some of whom wore bandanas over their faces and carried Mexican flags -- blocked off the road in front of the Hyatt Regency …

California Primaries

Trump forced from his motorcade amid chaotic protests at California convention

Protesters in California forced Donald Trump to leave his motorcade and walk along a highway on Friday, amid chaotic demonstrations in which activists torched an American flag and set fire to an effigy of the Republican frontrunner.<p>Hundreds of protesters repeatedly tried to storm the hotel where …

San Francisco Politics

Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religious beliefs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a "chill pill" and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation.<p>The Ohio governor appeared at a town hall hosted by …

South Carolina Primary

California Republicans Move Into Spotlight, With Prospect Of Crowning Trump

Donald Trump has called himself the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. But he can't become the <i>real</i> presumptivenominee without first gaining a lot of votes in the California primary on June 7 – the last day of voting on the GOP primary calendar.<p>It's the first time in decades that …

San Francisco Politics

Protesters take to streets after Trump rally in California

<b>Costa Mesa, California (CNN) —</b> Scores of protesters took to the streets Thursday night outside a Donald Trump campaign event here, drawing out police officers in riot and tactical gear and on horseback who sought to disperse the crowd.<p>The crowd gathered in the streets outside the OC Fair & Event …

Donald Trump

Obama calls for boosting ‘smart gun’ tech, setting new requirements

President Obama called Friday for boosting so-called “smart gun” technology – and setting new requirements for manufacturers – while also pushing a new rule to ensure mental health records are shared with the background check system.<p>The initiatives, part of the administration’s long-running effort …

Conservative News

In North Carolina, LGBT Bill is Political and Personal

Test for a diverse state that's been unpredictable in recent election cycles<p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It doesn’t take much to re-brand a state. Ask North …

American South

Bernie Sanders to Cut Hundreds of Staff Members and Turn to California

Senator Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off “hundreds” of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning California, he said in an interview Wednesday.<p>The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after losing four of the five states that voted Tuesday and …

Bernie Sanders

NASA in Newfoundland: Scientists ask students to weigh in on climate change

NASA scientists conducting research off Newfoundland are also spreading the word on climate change, through a school contest.

NASA

Why Bernie Sanders Is The Only Candidate Who's Right on Climate Change

02:08<p>AOL.RISE<p>Political Journalist Ron Fournier Opens Up About Raising A Son With Autism (02:08)<p>02:03<p>AOL.RISE<p>Meet the Future of Virtual Dining …

Bernie Sanders

Connecticut Democrats Divided Over Gun Control Ahead Of Primary

Gun control has become a major subject of debate in the Connecticut Democratic presidential primary.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Tomorrow is primary day in Connecticut. Hillary Clinton is making gun control central to her campaigning there. It's been just over three years since the massacre at …

Connecticut

Paris Agreement Signing Comes at Critical Juncture for the Planet

'Pessimism and optimism are both fully justified'<p>World leaders hailed the passage of the Paris Agreement last December as a transformational moment in decades-long struggle to curb global warming. For the first time, all the world’s major emitters had agreed to specific emissions reductions goals …

Climate

When Climate Change Melts Ice, These Archeologists Win | Motherboard

Climate change is the single most important problem facing humanity—but to a growing group of archaeologists, it’s a blessing in disguise.<p>“It’s an in-house joke amongst us glacial archaeologists that we are some of the only beneficiaries of global warming,” said Lars Holger Pilo, a Norwegian …

Climate Change

Chelsea Clinton: Now that Scalia's Gone We Can Enact Gun Control

<i>Guest post by Aleister</i><p>While campaigning for her mother recently, Chelsea Clinton admitted that the left is planning to use the Supreme Court to enact …

Chelsea Clinton

San Francisco Combats Rising Sea Levels With Solar Panels

It's the first major U.S. city to require solar panels in new construction.<p>A solar panel is installed on the roof of a home in Los Angeles in 2014. More solar energy will be coming to San Francisco, which will require new buildings 10 stories and under to install solar panels starting in 2017.<p>San …

Energy

As PM signs UN climate treaty, now comes the hard part: respecting it

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders Friday to help formally ratify a global treaty on climate change.<p>Putting …

Climate

6 Climate-Change Documentaries to Watch on Earth Day

Al Gore made the definitive climate-change movie in 2006 with <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>, and since then, rising temperatures have brought with them a surge of environmental documentaries. In honor of Earth Day today, here are six timely and often terrifying films on climate change.<p><b>How to Let Go of the</b> …

Documentaries

Over 160 Countries Just Signed the Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

More than 160 countries convened Friday morning at the U.N. headquarters in New York City to sign the record-breaking Paris Agreement, a U.N.-led …

Climate

India, 170 nations sign historic Paris climate pact at UN

<b>New York:</b> India on Friday signed the historic Paris climate agreement along with more than 170 nations, marking a significant step that has brought …

United Nations

Leonardo DiCaprio compares climate change to slavery

One of the most influential people on the planet took the floor at a United Nations gathering Friday to speak about the pressing issue of climate change.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, spoke at the opening session of the signature ceremony for a new agreement in which a …

Leonardo Dicaprio

When Growing Marijuana Isn't Green

Eleven years ago, the Basin Gulch in California bore the typical topography of the state's northern woods, with green forests veined by brown trails. But take a look at a Google Earth image from today and the land appears pockmarked by lesions.<p>"Those are all marijuana fields," said Paul Ramey, a …

Marijuana

The Tools of Campus Activists Are Being Turned Against Them

Students working to force the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign face critics using the language of social justice to attack them.<p>At UC Davis, where student activists still hope to oust Chancellor Linda Katehi, critics of their activism are using concepts like “safe space” …

UC Davis

Obama: Mississippi and North Carolina anti-LGBT laws 'should be overturned'

Mississippi and North Carolina ought to rethink their laws affecting the rights of their LGBT citizens, President Barack Obama said Friday, while inviting all Britons to visit the states nonetheless.<p>Before ending a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama fielded a question …

North Carolina

Mexican Marine sparks cat and mouse game with his drug cartel prey

• <b>A marine has sparked a cat and mouse game with drug bosses in Mexico</b>• <b><br>Erick 'Senor Thor' Morales Guevara often attempts to humiliate his prey</b>• <b><br>He dresses</b> …

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