Newsom said he's proud of his fundraising, including small-dollar donations (he had nearly $17 million in campaign cash on hand at the end of last year compared to nearly $6 million for Villaraigosa) but he's not taking his lead in fundraising or polls for granted. … [Read more...] about Charter school backers spend millions to support Antonio Villaraigosa for California governor
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People rally. People offer support. By which I mean, armies of people, massive outpourings of support and kindness and help of every shape imaginable; communities, individuals, local governments, the National Guard, online fundraising campaigns supporting suddenly out-of-work laborers, hotel staffs, needful families; local charities, urban businesses, endless donations of food and clothing, money and refuge, love and support both big and small, personal and financial, emotional and psychological and everything in between, from places you expect, but many you don't. … [Read more...] about Morford: Fire of devastation, rain of compassion
The night after the rally for Welder, Ocasio-Cortez traveled 250 miles to the east to campaign for Cori Bush, a nurse who became a prominent leader of the protests after the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In the Democratic primary, Bush is running against Rep. William Lacy Clay, who has held the seat since 2001. Before then, his father, Bill Clay, had held the seat since 1969, helping create the Congressional Black Caucus during his tenure. … [Read more...] about The Democratic Establishment Is Still Winning. Progressives Are Trying To Turn The Tide.
US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) announces the formation of the Millenium Trails Celebration Committee 19 April, 1999 at the Central Park Boathouse in New York, New York. Millenium Trails is a national initiative to create and enhance hiking, cultural and other trails across the country. It partners the White House Millenium Council, the Department of Transportation and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. (Photo credit Stan Honda, AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Some Dem reportedly fear Hillary Clinton’s ‘kiss of death’ for the midterms
Criminal justice “In our home, we believe in justice for all. We will defend the progress we’ve made to reform our criminal justice system. We will continue the fight against over-incarceration and over-crowding in our prisons. And we will end the outrage of private prisons once and for all.” … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom criticizes Trump White House’s ‘incompetence’ in inaugural speech