PoliticsMcCarthy resignation sets off mad scramble
Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield announces he will leave Congress at the end of the year after fellow Republicans booted him as House speaker. Who might run for his seat? Could one candidate be former Rep. Devin Nunes?
PoliticsFive key moments from the Newsom-DeSantis debate
The high-stakes Newsom-DeSantis debate devolved into name-calling and arguing over facts — with the backdrop of the presidential campaign.
PoliticsCalifornia Democrats are divided on Senate race, Gaza war
Rep. Barbara Lee edged Adam Schiff for the most delegates for the U.S. Senate race. The state Democratic Party convention was divided and disrupted by protests over the Israel-Hamas war.
PoliticsMany Latino Californians aren’t voting. Can U.S. Senate candidates motivate them?
Latino voters are up for grabs in the 2024 California election, and could help decide who wins the U.S. Senate seat. But will the campaigns do enough outreach to convince them?
PoliticsThe Pride flag is gone. Library books are under review. It’s a new era of backlash politics in California
Lacking power at the state level, conservatives are leaning into local governance to protest California’s progressive politics. The fight in Huntington Beach could be a harbinger of what’s to come.
PoliticsWhere are the top U.S. Senate candidates raising their cash?
It’s the highest-profile race next year in California. This is where the leading candidates — Democrats Barbara Lee, Katie Porter and Adam Schiff — are raising the most money.
PoliticsLaphonza Butler skips the U.S. Senate race: What you need to know
California’s new U.S. senator says she won’t seek a full term in 2024. She says she can better serve the state by focusing on key issues, not a campaign.
PoliticsCalifornia Republicans buy into ‘ballot harvesting’
President Trump claims mail balloting is rife with fraud. But to win more elections, the state GOP is expanding its efforts to collect mail ballots to boost turnout.
PoliticsWhy California politicians will keep drawing their own election districts
Gov. Newsom vetoed the most sweeping bill to require cities and counties to create independent redistricting commissions. He cited budget concerns, but the bill's supporters aren't convinced.
PoliticsLabor forged Laphonza Butler. Could unions ‘sling-shot’ her Senate bid?
If California's new U.S. senator runs in the 2024 election, she would likely have to court labor unions' support, quickly. But with three other labor-friendly Democrats already winning union backing, time and resources are running out.