Politics & Government

California

6 things to know about Calexit – the plan for California to secede from the U.S.

Could California really break off from the United States and form its own country? Should it?

Politics & Government

Pricey tickets, lots of police, swank hotel and still McConnell endures protesters

Of the three public events Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has held in his home state, Thursday’s was the least accessible for those who wanted to pose tough questions directly to him. Several police officers stood watch throughout the swanky Hotel Covington, where McConnell addressed members of the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati chambers of commerce while hundreds of protesters outside held signs and chanted “Where’s Mitch?” and “We want town halls!”

Elections

The Money Trail

Click on the buttons and legislative districts below to see fundraising, spending and independent expenditure numbers for candidates and ballot measure campaigns since Jan. 1, 2015.

Politics & Government

Democrats hope Trump backlash begins in this ruby-red House seat

To many Democrats, Jon Ossoff’s candidacy in Georgia to replace former Rep. Tom Price – an opening that attracted the attention of liberal activists nationwide – is the first chance to show that Republicans are paying a price for Donald Trump’s presidency. Ossoff has an outside chance to take over the suburban Atlanta congressional district that Price vacated to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Videos

California Rep. Tom McClintock faces passionate town hall crowd

Republican Congressman Tom McClintock faced a crowd of about 400 at a town hall meeting in Mariposa, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
Angela Hart The Sacramento Bee
California Rep. Tom McClintock faces passionate town hall crowd 1:39

California Rep. Tom McClintock faces passionate town hall crowd

Protesters at Rep. Devin Nunes' office in Clovis call for investigation 1:28

Protesters at Rep. Devin Nunes' office in Clovis call for investigation

California files brief opposing Trump administration immigration ban, joining 14 other states 1:36

California files brief opposing Trump administration immigration ban, joining 14 other states

Ex-mayor of Los Angeles talks immigration in the Trump era 1:17

Ex-mayor of Los Angeles talks immigration in the Trump era