Scott Shafer appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.