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  • Catherine Stefani, head of Cali Moms Demand Action, is just another professional gun grabber…

    03/29/2014 10:37:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunmartblog.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | Eric
    Catherine Stefani has an article up over at the SacBee talking about how she became the head of the Kaliforniastan chapter of Moms Demand Action… Its not much more than a shameless plug and link bait for the civilian disarmament cult, but I thought it was pretty interesting for a couple of reasons… one, I had never heard of Catherine Stefani before this and two, I thought it was incredibly interesting how she talks about how she became involved in MDA:
  • The Calguns Foundation, 7 Californians Sue Attorney General Kamala Harris, DOJ Over Gun Delays

    04/13/2013 10:00:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    firearmspolicy.org ^ | CalGuns Foundation
    SAN CARLOS, CA – The Calguns Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of seven California residents today against Attorney General Kamala Harris, the California Department of Justice, and DOJ Bureau of Firearms Chief Stephen Lindley. The case challenges the DOJ’s policy of requiring some firearm purchasers to prove their legal standing to take possession of acquired firearms and forcing them to wait beyond the statutory 10-day waiting period. One plaintiff in the case, Daniel Schoepf of Long Beach, California, was denied his fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense even after DOJ told him that he was...
  • Obama Apologized To California's Kamala Harris For Calling Her The 'Best-Looking Attorney General

    04/06/2013 9:21:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/06/2013 | Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama called California Attorney General Kamala Harris from Air Force One Thursday to apologize for calling her the "best-looking attorney general in the country." The remarks, made during a fundraiser in California yesterday, sparked a swift backlash among political commentators. New York magazine's Jonathan Chait called the remark "disgraceful," and Los Angeles Times columnist Robin Abcarian characterized it as "more wolfish than sexist." Clearly, Obama's handlers recognized they had a problem on their hands, and Obama called Harris a few hours later to apologize, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “You know, they are old friends...
  • Obama's Planting Seeds: MOOCHelle In The Garden, Big Guy In California

    04/06/2013 9:12:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-6-2013 | MOTUS
    What a week! Big Guy was in San Fran, acting all heterosexual over the hot California AG: which was great because it gave the Legacy Media something to cluck-cluck over, so as not to have to talk about the 90 million people who Big Guy has “disappeared” from the workforce since he took office. Nor will they have to note that the “official” unemployment rate of 7.6% includes another 11.7 million people also out of work. That’s over 100 million of us not working! That’s, like, nearly one third of our population!!! No wonder Lady M is teaching the children...
  • Obama apology: US media react to Kamala Harris 'sexism' row

    04/06/2013 6:22:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Obama apology: US media react to Kamala Harris 'sexism' row US President Barack Obama has issued an apology after he was widely criticised for referring to the attorney general of California, Kamala Harris, as "the best-looking attorney general in the country". The White House said he had apologised to Ms Harris, a long-time friend, for the "distraction" created by his comments and that he fully recognised that women should not be judged on appearance. Commentators in the US have been giving their reaction to the apology, and whether Mr Obama was right to say sorry. Eric Golub writes in the...
  • Connection? Obama calls Cali AG 'best-looking in USA, First Lady calls self 'Single Mother'

    04/05/2013 12:11:06 PM PDT · by politisite · 26 replies
    CBS, Fox News, Politisite ^ | 4/5/2013 | Politisite
    What an interesting day in political foot in mouth from the White house. FLOUTS gave an interview to a CBS affiliate WCAX and said she was a, "Single Mother". President Obama flirtatiously called the California Attorney General the best looking in America. California Attorney General Kamala Harris did meet Obama at the Airport and it appears they were happy to see each other. We will be listening for a domestic at 1600 Pennsylvania.
  • President Obama: Kamala Harris 'best looking attorney general in the country'

    04/04/2013 9:53:05 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 4, 2013 | Daniel Beekman
    President Obama felt the heat Thursday after calling a powerful female official smoking hot. And as luck would have it, he made the unfortunate comment on the same day his wife — remember her, tall lady with the midlife bangs? — mistakenly referred to herself as a single mother. But back to the Prez and his very male salivary glands: “She also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country,” Obama said of California’s Kamala Harris during a fund-raiser. The unexpected comment ruffled the feathers of some observers and caused a commotion on social media...
  • Obama praises Kamala Harris: 'Best-looking attorney general in the country'

    04/04/2013 4:42:31 PM PDT · by Third Person · 59 replies
    Polutico ^ | April 4th, 2013 | Donavan Slack
    President Obama, speaking at his last California fundraiser Thursday, apparently couldn't help but gush about California Attorney General Kamala Harris. And it wasn't all about her legal chops. No, he also praised her looks. “She is brilliant and she is dedicated, and she is tough, and she is exactly what you'd want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake," Obama said. "She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country... It’s true! C’mon.”
  • Govt. Misuse - CA Justice Dept. Helicopter Used for Football Drop at High School Homecoming Game

    02/02/2013 7:35:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jan 31, 2013 | Mike Luery
    Justice Dept. chopper used for football drop at HS homecoming • State agents investigate apparent unauthorized use of police helicopter SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —California taxpayers shelled out hundreds of dollars for the apparent unauthorized use of a police helicopter at a high school football game. The helicopter incident involved a high school homecoming event that top law enforcement supervisors at the Department of Justice knew nothing about, KCRA 3 has learned. The incident took place last November, when a DOJ helicopter hovered over El Dorado Hills for a homecoming game at Oak Ridge High School. In a video later uploaded...
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • Larry Sonsini Asked to Investigate Ambassador John Roos

    09/05/2012 8:52:56 PM PDT · by YoloanR · 11 replies
    Press Release ^ | September 5, 2012 | YoloanR
    Wilson Sonsini's Larry Sonsini Asked to Probe US Ambassador John Roos, Mark Parnes
  • As Sacramento Dawdles, District Attorneys Revolt

    07/29/2012 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    California's death penalty has been in limbo since 2006, when a federal judge stayed the execution of Michael Morales, who was sentenced to death for the brutal 1981 murder and rape of 17-year-old Terri Winchell. The judge was fearful lest the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol would cause Morales undue pain. Since then, a number of states have switched to a one-drug protocol. Why hasn't California? The answer could be that Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris don't want the death penalty to work. Brown and Harris are personally opposed to the death penalty, but when they campaigned...
  • Holder elevates al-Qaeda lawyer to top Justice Department post

    03/05/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Jim Kouri
    In a semi-stealth promotion, a major Barack Obama fundraiser who served as a defense lawyer for a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist is scheduled to become the third-highest ranking Department of Justice executive. California-based attorney Tony West was named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 man at the Justice Department. Here you have a man linked to a terrorist group who is now a top Justice Department official. It smacks of corruption," said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker. West assisted candidate Obama in raising tens of millions of dollars as a co-chairman for Senator Obama's...
  • Who Will Be Obama’s Next Supreme Court Pick? Blog Points to California AG Kamala Harris

    02/19/2012 4:17:48 PM PST · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 2/15/2012 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    Who will be the next justice to retire, and who will be nominated to replace that person? SCOTUSblog does some prognosticating and says California Attorney General Kamala Harris could be the next nominee tapped for the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There's one big problem, though: Harris may not want the job. “In the lists of names, only one truly stands out as checking every box: Kamala Harris,” Goldstein writes. Like the president, she is biracial, and she will be 50 years old in 2015. She is liberal, but she has a law enforcement background. The only...
  • Court: Prop. 8 backers can defend measure

    11/17/2011 12:42:05 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies
    Sacramento Business Journal ^ | 17 November 2011 | Kathy Robertson
    The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that proponents of Proposition 8 — the voter initiative in 2008 that amended the state constitution to say “only marriage between a man and a woman” is valid in California — have legal standing to defend the measure in court. That means the matter can proceed to the Ninth District Court of Appeals for a ruling on the merits of the measure. The legal question before the Supreme Court was procedural and unrelated to the substantive question of the constitutional validity of Prop. 8. It only assessed whether proponents of the measure can...
  • California attorney general vetos hospital sale to controversial chain [SEIU opposed sale]

    09/21/2011 3:22:05 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    California Watch ^ | September 20, 2011 | Christina Jewett
    In a widely watched decision, the state attorney general's office today denied the sale of Victor Valley Community Hospital to Prime Healthcare Services' nonprofit foundation, saying the sale would not be "in the public interest." Prime's nonprofit foundation blasted the decision as "unexpected" and "inexplicable." Prime accused the attorney general of siding with a labor union that "has been running a blatantly false smear campaign of vilification against hospitals operated by Prime Healthcare." Prime, which owns 14 hospitals, has come under increasing fire for its business practices and is under investigation for possibly exaggerating the severity of patient illnesses for...
  • Kamala Harris rejects GOP request to review California budget

    09/08/2011 12:24:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/8/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    State Attorney General Kamala Harris has rejected a GOP request that she opine on whether the state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown is constitutional. Republican lawmakers asked Harris last month to examine whether the budget complies with the constitution's requirements for education funding. Supervising deputy attorney general Susan Duncan Lee wrote in response that Harris' office could not do so because it will likely have to represent the state should someone sue on those grounds. Interestingly, Lee suggested in a Tuesday letter that the budget is destined for a court battle.
  • AM Alert: Can Proposition 8 backers defend it in court?

    09/06/2011 8:38:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/6/11 | Micaela Massimino
    The California Supreme Court's newest justice, Goodwin Liu, hits the ground running this morning with a high-profile issue: Proposition 8. The high court is hearing oral arguments in San Francisco on whether state law gives sponsors of the same-sex marriage ban the right to defend it in a case now pending before a federal appellate court. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco struck down the voter-approved measure last year as unconstitutional. State officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris, have declined to appeal. Another federal judge has since rejected the proponents' argument that Walker's decision...
  • Amazon.com can move forward on tax referendum

    07/18/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 7/18/11 | Kevin Yamamura
    Amazon.com can begin collecting signatures to overturn California's new online tax collection law after state Attorney General Kamala Harris issued ballot language Monday for the retailer's proposed referendum. The retailer and its online allies will have until Sept. 27 to gather 505,000 signatures to qualify the referendum for the ballot. Should it qualify, the state would have to suspend its new sales tax law until voters decide on the matter next June.
  • California seizes 1200 illegally owned guns

    06/17/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 87 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2011 | Don Thompson
    California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people who cannot legally own them because of mental illness or restraining orders. However, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600 assault weapons are still believed to be held statewide by people who should not have them. Most people bought the weapons legally but were later prohibited from owning guns. But 12 people were arrested on suspicion of illegally owning assault weapons or grenades during a six-week sweep by the state Department of Justice in April and May. Harris said 90 percent of the...
  • Attorney General, San Francisco officials defend Proposition 8 ruling

    05/12/2011 8:00:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/12/11 | Howard Mintz
    Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco city officials moved Thursday to derail a bid by backers of Proposition 8 to wipe out last year's ruling striking down the law because of the trial judge's same-sex relationship, calling it "tired," "meritless" and motivated by bias against gays. In court papers, Harris threw California's weight against Proposition 8 sponsors, who recently argued that Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker should have removed himself from the legal battle over same-sex marriage because he has been in a long-term same-sex relationship. Walker last summer found that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional,...
  • State to double crime searches using family DNA[California]

    05/11/2011 7:27:27 PM PDT · by Palter · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 09 May 2011 | Maura Dolan
    California's success in using 'familial searching' spurs Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to increase funding for the controversial genetic sleuthing technique in rape, murder and cold cases. A young man followed a woman into a coffee shop as she prepared to open for business at 6 a.m. He put a knife to her throat, sexually assaulted her, barricaded her in a walk-in refrigerator and grabbed cash from the register before vanishing. The March 2008 attack near the Santa Cruz Harbor in a low-crime neighborhood unnerved the community and spawned an intense police hunt. "It is the kind of attack that communities...
  • Calif AG: Prop 8 backers can't defend marriage ban

    05/03/2011 5:09:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2011 | LISA LEFF
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's attorney general has again come out against the state's same-sex marriage ban, this time telling the state Supreme Court the proponents of successful ballot initiatives do not have the right to defend their measures in court. Kamala Harris, a Democrat who succeeded Gov. Jerry Brown in January as attorney general, submitted an amicus brief Monday in the ongoing legal dispute over the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8.
  • LA Times: California Democrats rally around unions

    05/01/2011 5:01:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 1, 2011 | By Seema Mehta
    Framing the union battles taking place across the nation as a fundamental attack on working Americans, Democratic leaders on Saturday accused Republicans of scapegoating public employees for political gain. "They are intent on dismantling the very economic ladder that lifted our middle class and made California the richest and greatest state in the greatest nation in the world," Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told thousands of delegates and supporters gathered at the Democrats' annual convention in Sacramento. Unions were also the focus of a protest at the convention, but not by Democrats. Dozens of Republican college students marched through the gathering...
  • Harris says Obama's action dooms Prop. 8

    03/01/2011 4:48:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/1/11 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    State Attorney General Kamala Harris told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the Obama administration's repudiation of a federal law denying marital benefits to gay and lesbian couples dims the legal prospects for Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. Harris asked the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to let same-sex weddings resume in California while the court reviews Prop. 8. The case is on hold while the state Supreme Court decides whether the measure's sponsors can appeal a federal judge's decision declaring Prop. 8 unconstitutional. Even if backers have legal standing, Harris said, "the likelihood...
  • Calif AG asks court to lift gay marriage stay

    03/01/2011 12:58:09 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/1/11 | LISA LEFF, Associated Press
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- California's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions. Attorney General Kamala Harris submitted a petition to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
  • Harris enlists state in defense of health care law

    01/21/2011 9:19:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 1/21/11 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Attorney General Kamala Harris enlisted California in the legal battle over health care Friday, joining eight other states in a court filing defending the new law's requirement that everyone obtain medical insurance. The nine states, all with Democratic attorneys general, filed arguments with a federal appeals court in Cincinnati supporting the constitutionality of the law that's supposed to provide coverage for uninsured Americans. The law includes government subsidies for those who can't afford to buy health coverage and can't get it from their employer. While the Republican-controlled House voted this week to repeal the law, a potentially more serious challenge...
  • CALIFORNIA: Harris promises to be activist attorney general

    01/04/2011 7:56:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/4/11 | Jim Sanders
    New Attorney General Kamala Harris took office Monday with a rapid-fire barrage of promises to target everything from violent gangs to online scams to truancy and prison recidivism rates. Minutes after her swearing-in, Harris sent a message that she plans to be an activist as California's top cop, an innovator with a motto identical to the title of her book: "Smart On Crime." "Ultimately, being smart on crime is about doing more preventing and less reacting, it's about being tough and being tough-minded, doing more of what works and less of what doesn't," she said. Harris, who narrowly defeated Los...
  • Kamala Harris: Democrats' Anti-Palin

    12/24/2010 3:04:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/24/10 | Ben Smith
    It’s easy to understand why Kamala Harris, California’s next attorney general, is being called the future of the Democratic Party, a rising political star in the mold of one of her big supporters — President Barack Obama. At first glance, the president and Harris have much in common: Both are mixed-race children of immigrants raised by a single mother; both are eloquent, telegenic big-city lawyers with strong liberal credentials who catapulted from relative obscurity to the national stage. And like the first African-American president, Harris has broken a long-standing barrier — she’s California’s first African-American attorney general and the first...
  • Kamala Harris at center of Dems' galaxy of stars

    12/01/2010 8:16:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/1/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    No sooner did Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris declare victory than the stargazers of the political universe begin speculating where she will end up in California's Democratic constellation. Right in the center, was the short answer."She is going to have an incredibly long reach," said former state party Chairman Art Torres. "Her office will be in the forefront of everything from civil rights to the environment to consumer issues."She will certainly have no problem making national impact," Torres said.Judging by her victory speech Tuesday, Harris is already thinking big.Her bipartisan transition team features no fewer than two former U.S. secretaries of...
  • CALIFORNIA: Kamala Harris claims victory in attorney general race

    11/30/2010 12:44:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/30/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris claimed victory in the hard fought race for state attorney general today, the deadline for counties to finish counting votes. "We did it," said the Democrat, who will be the state's first female, first African-American and first Indian-American attorney general when she is sworn in next month. Speaking in front of a room full of supporters in Los Angeles, Harris listed tackling mortgage fraud, the state's 70 percent recidivism rate, environmental issues and civil rights as some of her priorities.
  • Kamala Harris wins attorney general race

    11/24/2010 2:17:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/24/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will be California's next attorney general, after her Republican opponent conceded today - a full three weeks after the Nov. 2 election. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley had declared victory on election night, only to see the race flip-flop between the two candidates in the coming days as counties around the state continued to tally mail-in and provisional ballots. This morning, Cooley called Harris - who is now leading by 50,000 votes - to concede and congratulate her.She will become the state's first female attorney general. In a written statement,...
  • Harris nears victory in attorney general race

    11/24/2010 5:08:34 AM PST · by americanophile · 19 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | November 24, 2010 | Jack Leonard
    With the stack of ballots left to count sharply diminished, San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris continued to hold a steady lead Tuesday in the race for attorney general, making victory over Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley all but assured. Harris, the Democrat, led the Republican nominee by nearly 53,000 votes — 4,385,438 to 4,332,596 — according to a Times review of updated vote tallies in all 58 counties. Although the gap remains narrow in one of the closest statewide races in California history, the chance for Cooley to pick up enough votes to make up the difference...
  • Kamala Harris holds lead in attorney general race

    11/20/2010 8:26:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/20/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer
    It's looking more likely that Democrat Kamala Harris will be the state's next attorney general, as the San Francisco prosecutor continues to hold on to her lead in the still-undecided race. In the days after the Nov. 2 election, the results had see-sawed between Harris, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley. For the last week, however, Harris has maintained a comfortable lead - as of Friday afternoon she was up by about 43,000 votes, according to the secretary of state. There are still an estimated 500,000 ballots left to be counted in a race...
  • Race For California’s Attorney General Still Undecided.

    11/09/2010 4:26:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    KPBS ^ | November 9, 2010 | Dwane Brown & Nick Stoffel
    DWAYNE BROWN (Host): Most results are in, but the race for California attorney general may not be decided for weeks. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy. Republican Steve Cooley, Leo, leads democrat Kamala Harris by about 41,000 votes in the attorney general's race. What's at stake? LEO MCELROY (Political Consultant): Well, there are a couple of things at stake. For one thing, Cooley pretty much becomes the state-wide leader of the republican party if he manages to win because the republicans got shut out in every other race. So Cooley suddenly becomes a giant...
  • CALIFORNIA AG RACE: Kamala Harris-Steve Cooley race could affect Prop. 8

    11/08/2010 1:08:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/8/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The outcome of the still-undecided race for state attorney general could also affect the fate of Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who now trails Republican Steve Cooley in their lead-changing race as thousands of late ballots are being counted, opposed Prop. 8 and backed outgoing AG Jerry Brown's decision not to defend it in court. Cooley, the Los Angeles County district attorney, said during the campaign that, if elected, he was prepared to give the ballot measure the defense it never got from the state. But Cooley probably wouldn't have a chance...
  • The Kamala Harris campaign for attorney general needs our help [CA Progressives]

    11/06/2010 9:53:51 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 9 replies
    Email - CA Dem Convention ^ | 11-6-10 | John Burton - CA Dem Convention
    See email below.......
  • Kamala Harris Declares Victory In CA Attorney General Race

    11/03/2010 3:06:53 PM PDT · by americanophile · 36 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | November 3, 2010 | Ari Burack, Bay City News
    A late overnight surge in votes that carried San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris into the lead in the race for state attorney general has her campaign declaring victory today. With 100 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:39 p.m., Harris, a Democrat, led Republican Steve Cooley, the Los Angeles district attorney, 45.9 percent to 45.7 percent, according to the California Secretary of State's Office. Harris had trailed Cooley until the early morning hours. "In spite of Steve Cooley's Dewey-esque declaration of victory" late Tuesday night, a statement from Harris' campaign said, "San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will be...
  • Harris grabs lead for state attorney general

    11/03/2010 1:06:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/3/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    San Francisco -- San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris squeezed past her GOP opponent overnight to take a narrow lead in the race for state attorney general. With 99.2 percent of precincts reporting, Harris is barely ahead of Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley by just one-third of a percentage point, according to the secretary of state. She is leading by 22,299 votes, though things could still change: Complete results from Riverside County, a GOP stronghold have not yet come in, and all of the absentee and provisional ballots have yet to be tallied. Cooley claimed victory after taking a...
  • CALIFORNIA: Field Poll: Races tight for lieutenant governor, attorney general

    10/30/2010 11:29:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/30/10 | Susan Ferriss
    The races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are too close to suggest that any candidate has a firm edge going into Tuesday's election, according to the latest Field Poll released Friday. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is hanging onto a slim five-point edge of 42 percent to 37 percent over Republican Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. The survey also found that Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley – the GOP candidate for attorney general – has dipped to a one-point lead over Democratic rival Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney. The latest survey, which was conducted Oct....
  • CALIFORNIA: FPPC dismisses complaint against anti-Kamala Harris TV ad

    10/27/2010 12:55:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 10/27/10 | Jim Sanders
    California's political watchdog agency has dismissed a complaint by Democrat Kamala Harris, candidate for attorney general, that a national Republican group is conducting an illegal $1.6 million advertising campaign against her. Harris' complained Monday that the 30-second attack ad by the Republican State Leadership Committee was required to contain a disclaimer listing their top two donors and failed to do so. The Fair Political Practices Commission tossed the complaint out Tuesday, ruling that the ad is exempt from the requirement because it is "issue advocacy" that does not specifically encourage a vote for or against a candidate. The FPPC already...
  • CA: Race pits dream prosecutor against S.F.'s nightmare D.A. (Cooley v. Kamala Harris)

    09/27/2010 11:03:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    I don't understand why San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris wants to be California's next attorney general. Then again, it's hard to understand why she even ran for D.A. - other than because she has a yen for elective office. She hasn't been an aggressive prosecutor. She hasn't been a competent administrator. She seems more interested in advancing liberal causes than putting bad guys behind bars. It is a sad testament to the Democratic Party that Harris is its chosen nominee to run against Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, a consummate lawman whose tenure could serve as a...
  • CALIFORNIA: Death penalty debate looms large in AG's race

    09/22/2010 7:59:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/22/10 | Jim Sanders
    On the day before Easter 2004, David Lee Hill fatally shot San Francisco Police Officer Isaac Espinoza and wounded his partner with an AK-47 assault rifle as they approached him for acting suspiciously in the city's Bayview area. District Attorney Kamala Harris' decision not to seek the death penalty has become a lightning rod in this year's race for state attorney general pitting her against Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, a leader in sending killers to death row. "Voters are going to want an attorney general who does not impose his or her own personal ideology or political...
  • GOP likely to knock 3 candidates' S.F. ties

    06/15/2010 7:43:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 242+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/15/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    San Francisco bashing is about to intensify. Three Democratic politicians with strong ties to San Francisco - Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris - are engaged in tough statewide election battles and political experts say the GOP will probably seize on the city's reputation as a bastion of left-wing politics to attack them.Gubernatorial candidate Brown was born in San Francisco, served as Oakland's mayor and lives in the East Bay city while serving as the state attorney general; Newsom, vying for lieutenant governor, was born in San Francisco and is the city's mayor; and Attorney General candidate Harris was...
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris, Cooley lead in attorney general race

    06/09/2010 8:04:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 21+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Career prosecutors Steve Cooley and Kamala Harris won the GOP and Democratic primaries for attorney general Tuesday, paving the way for a tough November race between the moderate Republican district attorney from Los Angeles and the liberal San Francisco prosecutor. Harris, whose campaign has been dogged by fallout from a scandal at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab, beat out a crowded field of challengers that included three state assemblymen, a former Los Angeles city attorney, and Silicon Valley executive Chris Kelly, who poured $12 million of his own money into the race. "This campaign was about who we...
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris feeling heat as A.G. primary nears

    05/31/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 223+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is battling increasing criticism of her performance as San Francisco district attorney both at home and on the campaign trail with only eight days left before the primary. On May 20, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ripped into Harris, saying she violated defendants' rights by failing to disclose to defense attorneys damaging information about a police drug lab technician who's under investigation for allegedly skimming cocaine from evidence files. Problems intensified for Harris last week when The Chronicle disclosed that a toxicologist at the San Francisco coroner's office had been labeled...
  • Judge rips Harris' office for hiding problems

    05/20/2010 6:55:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 243+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/10 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris' office violated defendants' rights by hiding damaging information about a police drug lab technician and was indifferent to demands that it account for its failings, a judge declared Thursday. Superior Court Anne-Christine Massullo stopped short of granting a request by more than 40 drug defendants that their cases be dismissed because of prosecutorial misconduct, saying that decision must be left up to the judges hearing their cases. But in a scathing ruling, the judge concluded that prosecutors had failed to fulfill their constitutional duty . . .
  • CA: AG Candidate Kamala Harris: Don't sell marijuana like liquor

    03/16/2010 6:45:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 320+ views
    SaC bee ^ | 3/16/10 | Jim Sanders
    Running to become California's top law enforcement officer, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she supports regulating medicinal marijuana dispensaries but not allowing cannabis sale for recreational use. Harris, meeting with The Bee's Capitol Bureau, said she does not support efforts by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, to permit marijuana to be sold and taxed much like liquor. One of six Democratic candidates for attorney general, Harris said that recreational sales would just create new headaches for a beleaguered system that needs to better regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and to assist nonviolent drug offenders. "This...
  • Audit faults S.F. D.A.'s prostitution program

    09/20/2009 6:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 397+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/20/09 | John Coté
    The program operated by the San Francisco district attorney's office targeting customers of prostitutes has ill-defined goals and no way to determine its effectiveness, according to a new audit by the city's budget analyst. Despite being touted as a national model that comes at no cost to taxpayers, the audit said the program didn't cover its expenses in each of the last five years, leading to a $270,000 shortfall. The program has first-time offenders arrested for soliciting a prostitute pay as much as $1,000 for a one-day class taught by sex-trafficking experts, former prostitutes and others in exchange for having...
  • No death penalty for notorious S.F. killings (Cold blooded murder, deja vu for DA Kamala Harris)

    09/10/2009 2:32:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,473+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/10/09 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will not seek the death penalty for an alleged gang member accused of murdering a father and two of his sons last year, a prosecutor said today. The announcement in San Francisco Superior Court means that Edwin Ramos will at most serve life in prison without parole if convicted of the June 22, 2008, slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, Matthew, 16. The decision is in keeping with Harris' campaign promise never to seek the death penalty. There had been speculation, however, that with Harris running for...