FROM Bob Mulholland
Third Party Makes California Ballot next year’s California ballot will include the first presidential candidate ever nominated on line. We’ll hear about the party called Americans Elect—with big money and big plans to challenge Democrats and Republicans.
Bill Clinton to Superdelegates: 'Chill Out' California held its presidential primaries early this year so the biggest state in the union could have more influence on the outcomes. The Republican winner-take-all formula gave a big boost to John McCain . But even though Hillary Clinton won among Democrats, Barack Obama got a big share of the delegates. With the nomination still undecided, the state party held its convention this weekend in San Jose—complete with one big-name attraction.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?