Scott Shafer

Scott Shafer appears in the following:

Weighing California's Political Influence After McCarthy's Resignation

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Kevin McCarthy's resignation marks the end of an era for California Republicans. His absence along with other influential Golden State Dems could diminish the state's political influence.


This trial struck down California's same-sex marriage ban. Now you can see the tapes

Saturday, November 04, 2023

More than a decade after the trial to overturn Prop. 8 ended, trial videotapes remained sealed, until NPR member station KQED won a long legal battle that got the U.S. Supreme Court to unseal them.


Mourners pay respects to Sen. Dianne Feinstein at San Francisco City Hall

Thursday, October 05, 2023

With a series of observances at city hall, mourners have been honoring Dianne Feinstein, who died last week. Democratic leaders will speak at a memorial service for the late senator on Thursday.


Calif. Gov. Newsom names Laphonza Butler to finish Sen. Feinstein's term

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Laphonza Butler, a Democratic adviser and labor leader, is expected to be sworn in Tuesday as a U.S. senator representing California. Her appointment could disrupt a crowded Democratic primary race.


Labor leader and political strategist Laphonza Butler will take over for Feinstein

Monday, October 02, 2023

California's governor appointed Laphonza Butler, president of EMILY's List, to fill a senate seat previously occupied by the late Dianne Feinstein. That decision could affect who wins that seat next.


The career and legacy of Senator Diane Feinstein

Friday, September 29, 2023

Dianne Feinstein, who was first elected to the Senate from California in 1992, has died. She was 90 years old. Her most enduring legacy may be opening more doors for women in politics.


Dianne Feinstein, longest serving woman in the Senate, has died at 90

Friday, September 29, 2023

Feinstein suddenly became the mayor of San Francisco when two other officials were assassinated. Later she was elected to the U.S. Senate after male senators grilled Anita Hill in public hearings.


Newsom aims to transform San Quentin into a model for prisoner rehabilitation

Thursday, August 17, 2023

California Gavin Gov. Newsom is working to create a rehabilitation program at San Quentin Prison. Critics say the plan lacks detail and is being rushed.


What barriers do Black women face in seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate?

Monday, May 22, 2023

There have only ever been two Black women in the U.S. Senate. That could change if Dianne Feinstein steps down. A look at why Black women face so many barriers to this particular office.


Feinstein dilemma: California voters consider whether the senator should retire

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 89, is facing calls to resign after missing key Senate votes because of health issues. California voters talk about her absence. (Story first aired on ATC on April 24, 2023.)


Rep. Barbara Lee has announced she's running for U.S. Senate

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced she will be running for the U.S. Senate seat in California after Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced she'll retire at the end of this term.


Republican Rep. Ken Calvert's district now includes queer friendly Palm Springs

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Republican Rep. Ken Calvert has been in Congress for 30 years and has opposed LGBTQ rights. Now, his newly redrawn district includes queer friendly Palm Springs, so he's changed his tune.


Democrat Gavin Newsom to face Republican Brian Dahle in California race for governor

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

After swiftly grabbing the top spot in the "top two" primary on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is favored to win reelection in November over Republican state Sen. Brian Dahle.


3 members of the San Francisco School Board are facing a recall

Monday, February 14, 2022

The three members are accused of prioritizing politics over quality of education. The recall is a test of how far to the left voters will go.


In this rural California county, GOP members are moving radically right

Saturday, January 29, 2022

In rural California, a militia leader has led the drive to recall a Republican county supervisor in a vote next week. The effort illustrates how far to the right some GOP members are moving.


Newsom proposes individuals sue others over banned guns, like the Texas abortion law

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

After the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block private citizens from suing abortion providers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he wants to use the Texas strategy as a model for gun control.


Gavin Newsom Will Remain Governor Of California After $300 Million Recall Effort

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office after a Republican-led recall effort failed. The special election cost the state nearly $300 million in taxpayers' money.


Gov. Newsom Keeps His Seat As A Majority Of California Voters Reject The Recall

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

According to the AP, voters have decided not to recall California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. He will remain the leader of the country's most populous state until at least 2023.


Calif. Gov. Newsom's Fate Will Be Decided In A Recall Election On Sept. 14

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The election that will decide whether Gavin Newsom remains the state's governor is less than a month away. Polls indicate a tight race between those who want to keep him and those who want him out.


Details Of The Recall Election For Gavin Newsom

Monday, May 10, 2021

An effort to recall California's Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is underway. But it's a very different recall scene than it was in 2003 when the state last voted on a recall measure.