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Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS (National): Omarosa Manigault Newman, departure, White House Office of Public Liaison: "Omarosa to leave the White House"; "April Ryan: Omarosa fired by Kelly, escorted out of White House"; "Omarosa denies there was a dramatic confrontation at the White House"; also, "'Dumbest story ever: How Omarosa's reality-star exit from the White House hijacked the news" ....

Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS (National, State/Alabama): U.S. Senate race, Alabama, analysis: "'I would have won Alabama': Trump spreads blame for Alabama loss"; "Roy Moore turns refusal to concede into religious crusade": 'Immorality sweeps over the land'"; "'We dodged that bullet': In Washington, a bipartisan sigh of relief over the Doug Jones win."; "Sen. Shelby channels Atticus Fitch, saves the day in Alabama"..

***Samplling of coverage, analysis/commentary, U.S. Senate race, Alabama....

* Washington Post (Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey):  "'I would have won Alabama': Trump spreads blame for Alabama loss"

* Washington Post (Kyle Swenson):  "Roy Moore turns refusal to concede into religious crusade: 'Immorality sweeps over the land'"

* Washington Post (Ben Terris, Dan Zak) :  "'We dodged that bullet': In Washington, a bipartisan sigh of relief over the Doug Jones win."

***ALSO:

* Washington Post (Ed Rogers):  "Sen. Shelby channels Atticus Fitch, saves the day in Alabama"

Friday
Dec152017

POLITICS (National, State/Alabama): U.S. Senate race, Alabama, Doug Jones vs. Roy Moore: "Doug Jones declared victor in Alabama race for Senate; Roy Moore make seek recount"; "Heeding Bannon in Alabama election, Trump gambles and loses"; "In Alabama, a lousy night for Republicans and a resounding defeat for Trump"; editorial, "Thank you, Alabama" ....

***Sampling of coverage:  U.S. Senate race, Alabama, Doug Jones vs. Roy Moore....

* Washington Post: (Sean Sullivan, David Weigel, Michael Scherer):  "Doug Jones declared victor in Alabama race for Senate; Roy Moore may seek recount"

* Washington Post (Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker):  "Heeding Bannon in Alabama election, Trump gambles and loses"

* Washington Post (Dan Balz): "In Alabama, a lousy night for Republicans and a resounding defeat for Trump"

* Washington Post (editorial):  "Thank you, Alabama"

Friday
Dec152017

SACRAMENTO: Consumer Watchdog, "For a prominent California consumer group and savvy political consultants, documents reveal a close financial relationship"; Calif. Legislature, "California lawmakers have fought sexual misconduct on military bases, farms and college campuses. Will they police their own house?; FPPC, "Assemblymen Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Frank Bigelow agree to pay fines for ..." ..

Friday
Dec152017

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (San Francisco): Death of Mayor Ed Lee, additional coverage: "It's acting Mayor London Breed for now -- but what's next?; "A Mayor for a City in Transition"; editorial, "Why Mayor Ed Lee matered beyond San Francisco -- especially in Sacramento"; also, "S.F. Mayor Ed Lee's death complicates politics in mayoral race" .... 

***Death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, additional coverage....

* San Francisco Chronicle (Matier & Ross):  "It's acting Mayor London Breed for now - but what's next?"

* Sacramento Bee (editorial):  "Why Mayor Ed Lee mattered beyond San Francisco -- especially in Sacramento"

* New York Times:  "A Mayor for a City in Transition"

***ALSO:

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "S.F. Mayor Ed Lee's death complicates politics in mayoral race"