California Democrats missed their midterm chance

RRegionality played a central role in the Midterms 2022. The Democrats did well in New England, won close home races in Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island, and beat expectations in the New Hampshire Senate contest. In the Midwest, too, Democrats repelled Republican momentum, gaining full control of the Michigan and Minnesota state governments and important … Read more

OPINION: The Yin and Yang of the California Job Description | Open

When California’s monthly employment report was released last week (November 18) – telling us how the situation was in October – Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick to make a solemn statement. “California has now fully recovered all of the jobs lost to the recession caused by the pandemic, but we know that’s not the finish … Read more

Boebert appointed to GOP policy panel | Western Colorado

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Colorado Democrats are powerful but face a fiscal cliff

Image: Aïda Amer/Axios As the Democrats celebrated historic victories on election night, Scott Wasserman stood among the revelers at the party, scowling. “A blue state needs money to pay for blue things,” the president of the Bell Policy Center, a progressive advocacy group, told us. What’s happening: In the midterm elections, Colorado voters approved an … Read more

Who sits on the University of California Board of Regents? The academic workers fight against the corporate and political forces

The strike by 48,000 University of California academic staff is at a critical juncture as the fight enters its third week today. The teaching assistants, faculty, researchers and other workers are demanding significant pay rises, including doubling the teaching assistants’ salaries and cost of living protection (COLA) to stem rampant inflation in one of the … Read more

Texas Democrats are asking tough questions after losing midterm elections

ROBERT T. GARRETT Dallas Morning News AUSTIN — Senior Texas Democrats have attempted to numb the acute pain of a blow they suffered in this month’s midterm elections by emphasizing the positive: Predictions of a GOP “wave election” have not materialized, they note. For the most part, Democrats fended off a nationally funded, well-publicized Republican … Read more

The massacre at a gay nightclub in Colorado shows the hypocrisy of the Democrats

For three days after the Colorado gay nightclub massacre, Democrats and their media allies have slammed conservative opponents of drag queen groomer hour as “stochastic terrorists” to blame for the tragedy. Then, much to their chagrin, the suspect’s attorneys filed court filings on Tuesday saying he identified as non-binary and using the pronouns “they, they.” … Read more

Election 2022: Control of the House of Representatives could come to California, but the road is narrowing for Democrats

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — With the race for control of the House of Representatives now over, all eyes are on California. Statewide, nearly four million midterm election ballots remain to be counted. These votes are crucial in house races that are still too close. MORE: Live updates, results, US election 2022 maps: Balance of power … Read more

How Colorado Democrats will rule with new majorities in the State Capitol

Gov. Jared Polis celebrates his reelection Tuesday at the Art Hotel in Denver. Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images Democrats’ grip on the state Capitol has only increased in the midterm elections, and now party leaders are preparing to rule with a renewed mandate. What happened: Rather than lose ground as predicted, with snap … Read more

Despite small wins, Dems are still struggling in Mesa County | Western Colorado

There were two saving graces for Democrats, who gathered at Charlie Dwellington’s on Tuesday night to socialize and follow the election results. One of those saving graces was that a busy political night in the county, state and country was drowned out by the bar’s weekly Tuesday Night Jam, with many in attendance dancing and … Read more