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News, The Snitch Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein Are Stinking Rich

Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein Are Stinking Rich

Here is something that might inspire the dwindling Occupiers to return to their tents: While our very own Nancy Pelosi was pushing to extend unemployment  benefits that will, ideally, keep Spam on the tables of the 99 percent -- and…
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News, The Snitch John Boehner, GOP House Speaker: Does He Truly Define Silicon Valley?

John Boehner, GOP House Speaker: Does He Truly Define Silicon Valley?

When we read in the Chronicle today that supporters of our very own Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer were rolling out the red carpet for GOP House Speaker John Boehner, we had to give it a second read -- just to…
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News, The Snitch Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and…
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News, The Snitch Does California Have a Future? No: California *Is* the Future.

Does California Have a Future? No: California *Is* the Future.

That's the conclusion of an interesting piece of commentary published today in The New Republic. Penned by former Sacramento Bee editorial page editor Peter Schrag, the article argues that California -- the favorite punching bag of bad-government critics who assail…
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News, The Snitch Election Results Show Tea Party Fails to Gain Traction in Western States

Election Results Show Tea Party Fails to Gain Traction in Western States

Some of you might have found it particularly hard to greet the Red Dawn of Nov. 3. We admit that it's difficult to face the idea of Tea Party-propelled candidates marching off to Washington with plans to combat imagined New…
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News, The Snitch Barbara Boxer Aide Marcus Stanley Busted for Pot

Barbara Boxer Aide Marcus Stanley Busted for Pot

Marcus Stanley, a senior economic adviser to Sen. Barbara Boxer, was busted for alleged marijuana possession as he walked into the Hart Senate Office Building in the nation's capital yesterday. He was, remarkably quickly, an ex-senior economic adviser. "Marcus Stanley…
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News, The Snitch Willie Brown Oh-So-Fashionably Late To Transbay Transit Center Groundbreaking

Willie Brown Oh-So-Fashionably Late To Transbay Transit Center Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremonies might just be the most mind- numbingly predictable of all political events. Yet this morning's christening of the imminent demolition of the Transbay Terminal and seven-year construction of the new Transbay Transit Center wasn't without its moments of…
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News, The Snitch Election 2010: Democrats Look Safe in Bay Area -- For Now

Election 2010: Democrats Look Safe in Bay Area -- For Now

With all the sturm und drang gripping the Democratic party as the fall election approaches -- some observers are forecasting a Republican take-back of the House of Representatives, prompted by widespread anger over the economy and some of President Barack…
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News, The Snitch Barbara Boxer Helps Score $36.8 Million for California Counties. S.F. Gets a Piddling $5,668.

Barbara Boxer Helps Score $36.8 Million for California Counties. S.F. Gets a Piddling $5,668.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, in a tight re-election contest against Republican Carly Fiorina, has helped largely poor and rural California counties to a vat federal funds. Boxer has lent a hand in hastening this year's installment of government payments showered upon counties…
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News, The Snitch You Think Carly Fiorina Gives a F*ck About Global Warming?

You Think Carly Fiorina Gives a F*ck About Global Warming?

Republican Carly Fiorina has launched a doozy of an attack ad (view after the jump) against incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, managing to make herself look like a wannabe national-security hawk and something of an ecological cretin in just over…
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Wiped-Clean Slate: The Bay Guardian's (fake) election endorsements

Can't remember what the Bay Guardian endorsed for next week's election? Neither can we, so for your convenience we're reprinting an abridged version of its voter guide. Governor Jerry Brown We wish we knew which Jerry Brown we're voting for:…
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News, The Snitch Obama Rakes in $1.7 Million in San Francisco, Takes On Heckler

Obama Rakes in $1.7 Million in San Francisco, Takes On Heckler

Nice work if you can get it: President Barack Obama hit up San Franciscans yesterday to the tune of $1.7 million. Sen. Barbara Boxer's vulnerable re-election campaign will benefit to the tune of $600,000 with the rest heading to other…
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News, The Snitch Boxer, Feinstein to Call for Permanent Moratorium on Offshore Oil Drilling

Boxer, Feinstein to Call for Permanent Moratorium on Offshore Oil Drilling

California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein -- along with their counterparts from both Oregon and Washington -- will tomorrow officially introduce legislation calling for a permanent ban on oil drilling off the West Coast, Boxer's office has told SF…
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Dems Launch 'Demon Sheep II' Attack Ad on GOP Candidates

What does it say about the current state of California politics that what passes for debate among our foremost U.S. Senate candidates is a contest to see who can best portray their opponents in Internet videos as demonic sheep? Seriously,…
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News, The Snitch Adman Behind 'Demon Sheep,' Boxer Blimp Has No Idea How He'll Top This

Adman Behind 'Demon Sheep,' Boxer Blimp Has No Idea How He'll Top This

Fred Davis' message is simple: "Carly Fiorina, in our opinion, is a more appealing and proper candidate than Barbara Boxer." The Southern California adman has chosen, intuitively enough, to convey said message by depicting Boxer's head swelling grotesquely like Jerry…
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Carly Fiorina's Latest Insane Attack Ad Leaves Us Counting 'Demon Sheep'

Republican candidate for senate Carly Fiorina clearly feels the path to victory will be forged by depicting her opponents as Terry Gilliam-esque monsters -- or she's been snowed by cunning filmmakers who wanted to make crazy, crazy movies to…
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News, The Snitch Blackwater: DiFi's Questionable H2O Moves Muddy Dems' Election Hopes

Blackwater: DiFi's Questionable H2O Moves Muddy Dems' Election Hopes

Take one part frozen orange juice concentrate, mix it with three parts water, and you have a delicious morning drink.Take one sleazy political juice deal, and mix it with rotten water policy, however, and California's senior U.S. Senator may complicate…
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News, The Snitch Bay Links: Bike Saddles, Meryl Streep & Tequila

Bay Links: Bike Saddles, Meryl Streep & Tequila

Holy crap. They're remaking Red Dawn!!!…
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News, The Snitch We Won! Feinstein, Boxer Top 2009 Earmark List

We Won! Feinstein, Boxer Top 2009 Earmark List

To paraphrase Peggy Lee, Barbara Boxer brings home the bacon, and Dianne Feinstein fries it up in a pan, according to the most recently updated list of senatorial porkmiesters and mistresses compiled by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington advocacy group.…
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Talkin' Dirty

Emily Morse says she's trying to save the world, one orgasm at a time. What she began as a homespun online podcast called Sex With Emily has turned into a live slot on FM radio at a prime time (Saturdays…
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