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  • California Sues Oil Giants, Claiming Decades of Deception

    09/16/2023 4:42:38 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 63 replies
    The New York Times (via ^ | 16 September 2023 | David Gelles
    The state of California sued several of the world's biggest oil companies on Friday, claiming their actions have caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and that they deceived the public by downplaying the risks posed by fossil fuels..."These folks had this information and lied to us...," said California Gov. Gavin Newsom. "It's shameful. It sickens you to your core."
  • Outrage After Newsom Announces 'Caretaker' for Ailing Feinstein's Position

    09/11/2023 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 9/11/23 | Johnathan Jones
    Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing blowback after he said on Sunday that he might appoint an interim replacement for long-serving Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she is unable to complete her final term. Feinstein’s health has been ailing, and she has announced she will not seek six more years in the Senate. With questions mounting about whether she can make it another 16 months, Newsom told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday he would not appoint a permanent replacement. Probed about the issue, Newsom told Chuck Todd that a senator would be appointed on an interim basis while the...
  • Nearly 60% of California voters oppose reparation payments for Black residents

    09/10/2023 12:01:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | September 10, 2023 | By ELISSA MIOLENE
    Over the last few years, the idea of reparations — which would compensate the descendants of American slaves — has surfaced across the country. Though a state task force recently recommended making cash reparations a reality in California, voters in the Golden State oppose doing so by a roughly two-to-one margin, according to a new poll from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies.
  • Capitol Physician Medically Clears Bowl Of Jell-O To Serve In Senate

    09/01/2023 12:45:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 09/01/2023 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In addition to certifying Mitch McConnell, Diane Feinstein, and John Fetterman as fit to serve in prominent roles in the legislative branch of the United States government, the attending physician at the U.S. Capitol has medically cleared a bowl of Jell-O to serve in the Senate. "It is my official medical opinion that this bowl of Jell-O is in fine shape," said Dr. Brian P. Monahan. "Both physically and mentally, this bowl of cherry-flavored gelatin is every bit as capable of governing as our most important leaders." Public concern has grown significantly in recent months, as the...
  • Katherine Feinstein alleges Sen. Dianne Feinstein is victim of elder abuse in filings

    08/16/2023 5:12:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    SFGate ^ | 8-15-23 | Alex Shultz
    The co-trustees of a trust in the name of Richard Blum — the deceased, wealthy husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein — were accused of elder abuse against Feinstein in a recent court filing submitted by her daughter, Katherine, who has limited power of attorney over the senator. The filing, submitted Aug. 8, partially confirmed what had previously been reported by other outlets: that Katherine Feinstein, a former San Francisco County Superior Court judge and current San Francisco fire commissioner, has limited power of attorney over her mother, which the senator signed over to her on July 23, 2023. The recent...
  • Dianne Feinstein hospitalized after fall in San Francisco: report

    08/09/2023 7:25:31 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2023 | Ryan King
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was reportedly hospitalized after taking a fall Tuesday in San Francisco. Her condition is not known, but she subsequently returned home by Tuesday evening, TMZ reported. Feinstein, 90, was hospitalized earlier this year after a bout with the shingles and was absent from the Senate for about three months before returning in May. She is the oldest lawmaker in either chamber of Congress. At times she has appeared confused during Senate procedures, drawing scrutiny from observers. Feinstein has decided not to vie for reelection in the upper chamber and her term is set to end at...
  • Democrats Hire Professional Puppeteer To Continue Operating Dianne Feinstein

    08/08/2023 12:43:59 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 08/08/2023 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Democrats have recruited a professional puppeteer to assist 90-year-old Dianne Feinstein by moving her dead limbs and speaking for her whenever needed, according to sources. Feinstein is now expected to retain her senate seat forever. "Wow! She's so lifelike now!" exclaimed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. "And she tells great jokes!" The person who operates Feinstein's lifeless husk made her say, "I'm not dead, I'm FINE-stein. HA HA!" He then pulled her strings in such a way as to make her perform a charming tap dance. "Hilarious!" Schumer reiterated. Republicans have been uncharacteristically supportive of Feinstein's...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein's daughter has power of attorney over her

    08/04/2023 7:17:31 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs2 · 55 replies
    Insider ^ | 8/03/2023 | Brent D. Griffiths
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's daughter, Katherine, a former San Francisco judge, has a power-of-attorney agreement that grants her at least some say over the senator's affairs. Last month, the younger Feinstein, now a San Francisco fire commissioner, filed a suit against the trust of the investor Richard Blum, the senator's late husband. In the legal filing, she identified herself as an "attorney in fact" for the Democratic lawmaker. The agreement allowed the former judge to file the suit on behalf of her mother. It's unclear to what extent the younger Feinstein holds power over the 90-year-old lawmaker. ... The New...
  • Aide Pushes Cart Through Halls Of Congress Yelling 'Bring Out Your Dead!'

    07/30/2023 12:19:36 PM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 7/29/23 | staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Long-time congressional aide Mark Mathis has been tasked with slowly pushing a cart through the halls of congress to collect the dead bodies. "I'm getting better!" shouted Dianne Feinstein as her aides tossed her into the wheelbarrow. "I think I'll go for a walk!" With members of congress keeling over at an unprecedented rate, Mr. Mathis was pressed into collecting bodies full-time. "The dead body smell was getting overpowering," explained Mr. Mathis. "So, now I push this official Congressional wheelbarrow around to collect the corpses. Government work - am I right?"
  • Family Torn Between Placing Grandpa In Hospice And Having Him Run For Senate

    07/28/2023 12:30:05 PM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/28/2023 | Babylon Bee
    LOUISVILLE, KY — A local family was faced with a difficult decision this week regarding whether to place their beloved grandpa in hospice care or have him announce a campaign for a U.S. Senate seat. The grandfather and potential candidate, Philip Gabbert, is 98 years old and suffers from advanced dementia. "We could really go either way on this," said Bryce Gabbert of the decision. "He's in really rough shape and has very little quality of life these days. Common sense says he belongs in hospice, but with the way things are in Washington these days, he could really become...
  • Sen Dianne Feinstein Ordered To “Just Say Aye” On Key Vote For Defense Appropriations

    07/27/2023 11:18:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    SLAY ^ | July 27, 2023 - 1:20 pm | David Hawkins
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) gave up the game today when she fumbled her way through a hearing only to be interrupted by her staffer and get told to ‘just say aye’ by Dem Senator Patty Murray. Feinstein happily complied with a smile usually seen on a puppet or trained seal. Ryan Fournier, founder of Students for Trump, said: “Someone needs to do something. This is not acceptable.” Feinstein is the oldest member of Congress is also suing her late husband’s estate. She claims she’s being denied payments for ‘significant’ medical bills. Feinstein, 90, was born in 1933 and has been...
  • Senators Excited Thursday’s Lunch Will Now Include Pudding With Their Strained Peas

    07/27/2023 11:43:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/27/2023 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the Upper House shuffled excitedly down the hall on their way to lunch Thursday after hearing Congressional chefs were prepping something special in addition to their usual meal of strained peas and blended cube steak. "Oooo! I hear it's chocolate pudding!" exclaimed Senator Dianne Feinstein. "I haven't had chocolate smooshsmosh since Otto von Bismarck made his trek across the Delaware and another thing why are the lights in here so bright and where's Dorothy with my whacking stick…." Senator Mitch McConnell was seen padding toward the cafeteria with a sparkle in his eye after hearing...
  • FBI Agents Thought Swalwell Had ‘Sexual Relationship’ with Fang Fang, But Dem Senators Halted Probe: Report

    07/09/2023 8:40:33 PM PDT · by CFW · 45 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 7/9/23 | Kyle Becker
    Jerry Dunleavy, author of Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco, and former Justice reporter at the Washington Examiner, revealed a disturbing new “scoop” about the FBI’s alleged investigation into House Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and his purported ties to a Chinese intelligence-connected woman known as “Fang Fang.” The report raises the alarming possibility that the Justice department politicized yet another investigation into an elected Democratic official. “Scoop: Some new details below on the Chinese spying sagas related to Eric Swalwell and Dianne Feinstein — and on the FBI’s handling of the allegations,” Dunleavy wrote in a lengthy thread. “The...
  • Baseball Legend Steve Garvey Mulling Bid for Dianne Feinstein's Senate Seat

    06/02/2023 4:34:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 02, 2023 | Emily Jacobs
    MLB legend Steve Garvey is considering entering the race to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) next year, two sources familiar with the matter told the Washington Examiner. Garvey, 74, is best known for his nearly two-decade career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres and winning the National League's MVP award in 1974. The former All-Star has mulled running for public office as a Republican in the past, though he's recently begun meeting with top GOP donors and party leaders as he considers getting in the state's marquee Senate primary next March. “He is seriously considering entering the...
  • Dianne Feinstein Confused That Kamala Harris Presided over Senate: ‘What Is She Doing Here?’

    05/30/2023 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    SLAY ^ | May 30, 2023 - 8:41 am | Frank Bergman
    89-year-old Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reportedly became confused when she saw that Vice President Kamala Harris was presiding over the Senate for a tie-breaker. A New York Times report documents the extent of Feinstein’s cognitive limitations and fueled anger over her return to the Senate. According to the report, Feinstein expressed confusion when she saw that Harris, a former California senator, was presiding over the Senate, an official function of the vice president. The incident occurred last year in one of the few times Harris cast a vote in the Senate to break a tie vote between Republicans and...
  • Newsom’s vow to appoint a Black woman to the Senate looms large amid Feinstein health concerns

    05/29/2023 5:57:29 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon May 29, 2023 | Kyung Lah
    As California Gov. Gavin Newsom stepped on stage at the state Democratic Party Convention this weekend, Vilma Dawson applauded with the visible faith of someone who had supported him through multiple elections and a recall campaign. Dawson does not expect her loyalty to Newsom will be tested in a politically fraught decision that may lie ahead – selecting a successor to fill the seat of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, should the 89-year-old, who has already announced she’s not running for reelection in 2024, resign before the end of her term. “I’m sure Governor Newsom has a plan to appoint an African...
  • Senate candidates who hope to replace Feinstein try to define themselves as they court Democratic activists (Lee, Schiffty, Porter)

    05/29/2023 12:12:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/29/23 | Seems Mehta, Laura J. Nelson
    On the largest stage to date in the race to replace retiring California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the three top Democratic candidates dashed through their state party’s convention this weekend in downtown Los Angeles, courting delegates, meeting with potential backers and trying to build early support in the unpredictable contest. Rep. Katie Porter snapped selfies with fans as her campaign offered croissants, muffins and coffee. Rep. Adam B. Schiff delivered a combination of risqué humor and dad jokes during a nighttime stand-up performance. And Rep. Barbara Lee leaned heavily into her long history of supporting liberal causes, even when they were...
  • Majority of Californians believe Feinstein no longer fit to serve in Senate: poll

    05/26/2023 5:11:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/25/23 | Lauren Sforza
    A new poll found that two-thirds of California voters believe Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is no longer fit to serve in the Senate due to her ongoing health battles. The Berkley IGS poll released Thursday found that about 67 percent of Californians said they agreed with the statement, “Feinstein’s latest illness underlines the fact that she is no longer fit to continue serving in the U.S. Senate.” About 42 percent said the solution was to have Feinstein resign from the Senate, while 27 percent said she should continue to serve in her seat and leave office on her own terms....
  • Hillary Clinton: Feinstein should not resign from Senate

    05/24/2023 10:45:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/2023 | SARAH FORTINSKY
    Hillary Clinton said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D. Calif.) should not resign from her seat in the Senate, despite the 89-year-old’s recent health problems and growing calls from some Democratic lawmakers for her to step down. Clinton, a former New York senator, stressed the political reality that if Feinstein resigned, Republicans likely not allow a Democratic replacement to join the Senate Judiciary Committee, effectively preventing Democrats from confirming any judicial appointments. “Here’s the dilemma: The Republicans will not agree to add someone else to the Judiciary Committee if she retires,” Clinton told Time magazine in an interview published Tuesday.
  • Oprah Winfrey could replace Dianne Feinstein in Senate, report says

    05/23/2023 9:55:26 PM PDT · by thecodont · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | May 23, 2023 | Eric Ting , SFGATE
    Among the many plot lines in the Dianne Feinstein saga is Gov. Gavin Newsom's pledge to appoint a Black woman to replace the 89-year-old should a vacancy arise before her term expires in January 2025. He made that promise during his 2021 anti-recall campaign, and a new article from the Associated Press' Michael R. Blood conveys the extent to which the governor may have boxed himself in. While many Black Democrats expect the governor to follow through on his pledge, the two candidates who seemed the most likely at the time of the pledge — Reps. Barbara Lee and Karen...