William Bradley: Pre-Holiday Jerry Brown Preps for Term 4

Governor Jerry Brown was resolute when I raised the latest disappointing round of UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru with him. "California will lea...

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William Bradley: Jerry Brown Gets the Final Count and Looks Ahead

As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Pivoting To Success: Is Obama’s Progress in the Asia-Pacific and Elsewhere Enough?

With his eight-day tour of the Asia-Pacific, his affirmation of equality on the Internet, and his move to block mass deportations, President Barack Ob...

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William Bradley: Jerry Brown’s California, Barack Obama’s America: Starkly Different Democratic Realities

Looking at the political shards left over from Tuesday's election, shadowed so heavily by President Barack Obama's sharp decline from his strong re-election just two years ago, we see two starkly different realities for Democrats in the nation's largest state and the nation as a whole. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Jerry Brown Cruises (and Makes an Adjustment) As Kashkari Flails Strangely

With just under three weeks left till the November 4th election, Jerry Brown is driving toward a big win in his quest for a record fourth term as governor of California.

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William Bradley: Jerry Brown in Total Command for Term 4 Five Weeks Out

Despite Obama's slumping popularity, all that remains in question is the final margin of victory, the outcome of key initiatives important to Brown's future plans, the size of Democratic majorities in the state Senate and Assembly, and whether there will be another Democratic sweep of all statewide offices. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: On the Road To Term 4, Jerry Brown Dispenses With Kashkari and Rolls With Arnold Schwarzenegger

After kicking off the fall campaign with his latest Labor Day weekend tour, Governor Jerry Brown ... wait. That didn't happen. I don't know what Jerry Brown did on Labor Day weekend, but it wasn't that. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: The Arnold Extravaganza, 11 Years On

How will Schwarzenegger and his governorship -- easily the most surprising thing in a surprising life -- be seen in the end? That depends on a number of things, not the least of which is himself. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: California Republicans in Focus: The Controller’s Race Gets A Democrat, Kashkari vs. Schwarzenegger, The Brown Parade Rolls On

The long road back for California Republicans came into clearer focus in the past few days as the Democratic candidate in the race for state controlle...

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William Bradley: Even With California’s Legislature on Summer Vacation, Things Keep Perking in Jerry Brown World

With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State

While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Jerry Brown Aims Elsewhere As Republicans Careen Toward California Primary

In truth, it doesn't really matter for Brown which Republican he wallops in November. He will win a record fourth term as California's governor in a landslide, his third in four gubernatorial runs. What difference does it make how much he wins by? [Read more...]



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