Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom
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Sacramento is wallowing in dysfunction. We ask San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom what he might do about that, in the first of a series of interviews with Californians who want to be governor. Also, despite major unfinished business, another legislative session in Sacramento is winding down. On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, last night’s address to Congress was called a “make or break” moment for the presidency of Barack Obama, but it's one part of an ongoing process. We look at the speech, the immediate reaction and what might happen next.
Banner image: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
The Pitch Is History, Did He Make the Sale? ()
After a month on the sidelines, President Obama attempted to re-frame the debate on healthcare reform with a major address last night to a joint session of Congress.
- Gary Langer: Director of Polling, ABC News, @LangerResearch
- Noam Levey: Reporter, Los Angeles Times, @NoamLevey
- Mary Agnes Carey: Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News, @maryagnescarey
- Robert Zirkelbach: Spokesman, America's Health Insurance Plans
- Ron Pollack: Executive Director, Families USA, @FamiliesUSA
Legislature Scrambles to Finish Line in Sacramento ()
The State Legislature has until midnight tomorrow to take action on water policy, renewable energy and prison reform. Governor Schwarzenegger has threatened to veto anything else until those projects get done. So far…no deals, according to Evan Halper, Sacramento Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.
Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom ()
After six years in Sacramento, one of Governor Schwarzenegger's top advisors said today, "Every year, both sides retreat to their respective partisan corners and nothing gets done." The last week of this year's legislative session is a classic example, and the pattern will likely continue for a long time to come. But candidates in both parties are lining up to run for Governor next year. We'll be talking to them, starting tonight with the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, who wants the Democratic nomination.
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