Newsom, Gavin

Trump and California See Same Homeless Problem, but Not the Same Solutions

NYT > U.S. > Politics SAN FRANCISCO — Open-air heroin use. Sidewalks smeared in human feces. Blocklong homeless camps and people with severe mental illnesses wading through traffic in socks and hospital clothes. You would be forgiven if you thought that those descriptions of California’s urban ills came from the mouth of the state’s biggest […]

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Trump Campaign Sues Over California’s Requirement to Release Tax Returns

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump and the Republican National Committee filed a pair of lawsuits on Tuesday against officials in California challenging a new law requiring presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to be placed on the state primary ballot in 2020. The R.N.C. suit, which […]

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Democrats Rethink the Death Penalty, and Its Politics.

NYT > Politics LOS ANGELES — By signing an executive order, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California recently ended the threat of execution as long as he is in office for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Almost immediately, Democratic presidential candidates lined up in support, calling capital […]

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