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David is in a throw-down with Gavin Newsom, who is a worm.  It might be interesting to watch this one play out.  I don’t do Facebook because I hate Mark Zuckerberg so much.  But for those of us who can stomach an account, I admit it can be used for good from time to time. […]

How Gavin Newsom keeps getting ahead of the pack

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Two things were evident amid the fusillades of confetti and extended glad-handing at last week's endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom by the politically powerful California Nurses Assn. One was the importance of timing. The other was the impact of vengeance. It looked, as the lieutenant...

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Wants to Toughen California Gun Laws Via Ballot Initiative

2 months agoNews : Reason

Yesterday's San Bernardino gun attack may well affect the politics of a prospective 2016 ballot initiative in California being pushed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco (where regulatory overreach has by now driven out all gun stores) and 2018 gubernatorial hopeful. Details were reported a while back by San Jose Mercury News: Lt. Show More Summary

Coalition calls for greater focus on computer science in UC, Cal State admissions

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and a coalition of high-profile business and academic leaders are pressing UC and Cal State to adopt new admissions requirements for math that would include computer science as an option.  The appeal was in a letter sent Wednesday to the Board of Admissions and Relations with...

California Nurses Association endorsing Newsom for governor

A labor union representing nurses throughout California gave Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom an early endorsement for his 2018 campaign Wednesday. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful was set to speak to the group's conference in Los Angeles. The endorsement from the California Nurses Assn. was "one of the...

California needs serious gun control, not half-baked measures

To the editor: Thankfully, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will support a proposed ballot initiative on gun safety next fall. Unfortunately, the measure will be a watered-down version of nine unsuccessful bills from our Legislature; its central provision will be background checks on those buying ammunition....

Hear An Impassioned Case For Higher Minimum Wage On 'Real Time'

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom visited "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday night to discuss the importance of raising minimum wage in his state.  "Economic growth has been a spectator sport for too many people. Wages are flat, salaries are flat and we need to step it up," he said during the show's "Overtime" segment. Show More Summary

With proposed gun control initiative, Newsom seems to be following Bloomberg's strategic lead

SACRAMENTO – As he pushes a proposed ballot initiative cobbled together from gun-control bills that died in the Legislature or on the governor's desk, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom frames the battle he hopes to wage next year as a personal one. "Since Sandy Hook, I have sat back as a father and been mesmerized...

Andy Cohen and Bill Maher Make an Awkward Sandwich of Gavin Newsom: WATCH

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom found himself amidst an awkward exchange between Bill Maher and Andy Cohen last night about Charlie Sheen, celebrity sex habits, and porn star STDs. The conversation began with a listener question about the… Read The post Andy Cohen and Bill Maher Make an Awkward Sandwich of Gavin Newsom: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

5 Takeaways From Gavin Newsom’s ‘Real Time’ Interview

This Friday, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Bill Maher on Real Time for the opening interview of the satirical political talk show. In February, Newsom announced he was running in the 2018 California governor election and he’s already leading in the polls. Show More Summary

On HBO, Gavin Newsom Defends Being a Sitting Duck at a Mass Shooting

Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, far left California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom doubled down on the wisdom of being a sitting duck at a mass shooting as he refused to acknowledge any possible advantage...Show More Summary

In political rift, Senate leader De León slashes staff of Lt. Gov. Newsom

Opening a political rift, Senate leader Kevin de León has acted to slash the staff of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom by one-third just weeks after Newsom introduced a 2016 ballot initiative that includes one of De Leon's pet policy proposals. De León aides notified Newsom's office that they are reassigning...

Statewide high-capacity gun magazine ban would improve safety

To the editor: Columnist George Skelton asked Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom how his proposal to ban the possession of large-capacity magazines in California would be enforced. I have an answer: Enforcement will actually be much easier when possession of large-capacity magazines is finally banned statewide....

Gavin Newsom sets his sights on a well-armed foe: the gun lobby

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom never has feared charging into a blazing barrage of bullets. While taking on enemy fire, he attracts grateful allies. Many people initially question his wisdom but eventually wind up admiring the boldness. Newsom is attacking again, this time challenging one of America's most...

Direct democracy eyed as way around NRA lobby on California gun laws

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California, talks with Rachel Maddow about a new proposal being presented to his state's voters to require a background...

California’s Lieutenant Governor Unveils Gun Control Plans

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday revealed a ballot measure that would help his state strengthen gun control laws by banning the possession of large-capacity magazines and requiring background checks for ammunition...Show More Summary

Gavin Newsom Wants California Voters To Take On The NRA

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) proposed a ballot measure on Thursday that would bolster the state's gun laws and give California's voters a chance to do what the state legislature hasn't. Newsom's call comes two weeks after a gunman...Show More Summary

Gavin Newsom unveils proposal for mandatory background checks on Calif. ammo purchases

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled a ballot initiative aimed at strengthening the state’s gun control laws by banning possession of large-capacity magazines and requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. Newsom hopes to put the initiative before voters...

Villaraigosa, Newsom, Garcetti lead in poll for next governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and current L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti have the most support among state voters to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor, according to a new poll. Among the three Democrats, only Newsom has officially launched a gubernatorial...

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