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Obama Sets Big Trip As He Regroups Around the Asia-Pacific Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

So Obama, beset by other problems, is heading out to the Asia-Pacific again on a big trip in April. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, not nearly as identified with the Asia-Pacific Pivot as predecessor Tom Donilon, made the announcement in a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University reaffirming the country's commitment to the Pivot.

Jerry Brown Encounters Interesting Times

William Bradley | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is certainly having an interesting time of it lately as California's stabilization continues. Mostly quite good. But hardly all.

Commencement Inspiration: From Hindsights to the Super Bowl

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

College graduation is a big deal, and a commencement speaker's ability to share something of himself or herself that sticks and gives hope can play an important inspirational role.

Observations on Jerry Brown's Prop 30 Win: From the Notebook

William Bradley | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The dust is still settling from Governor Jerry Brown's big win with his Proposition 30 revenue initiative. While it may be premature to say that the Prop 13 era has given way completely to the Prop 30 era, this is clearly a very big deal, with ramifications that will play out over a period of years.

Nuclear's Once Bright and Shiny Future Blinks Out

William Bradley | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Where, outside of Iran, will new nuclear power plants be contemplated? Wherever that may be, it looks to be increasingly few and far between.

The Curious Chen Crisis Spotlights Our Big China Conundrum

William Bradley | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
William Bradley

The whole thing is very odd. It all highlights what a conundrum that leaders from Washington to California face in dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by a clearly ascending and not very well understood China.

Taxpayer Billions Could Fall Short In Creating New Jobs, More Efficient Cars

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Intergrity An Energy Department loan program meant to create jobs and spur development o...

Major Obama Fundraiser Benefits From Millions In Federal Loans

The Center for Public Integrity | Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Integrity In connecting green technology startups with government money, Silicon Valley ve...

Why on Earth Would Jerry Brown Want to Be Governor of California?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown talks now about a "re-founding" of California in the midst of chronic budget crisis and slow-mo recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Expendable Arnold: What's Ahead for Schwarzenegger?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

It seems clear that movies are in Schwarzenegger's future. But there's plenty of politics to come before he's done being governor next January, and plenty after as well.

California Story: Brown, Boxer, and (Un)convention(al) Politics

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Big developments in the past few days make it clear why California has the biggest races in the country this year, with Obama helping Barbara Boxer defend her Senate seat and Jerry Brown trying for a record third term as governor.

Obama's White House Festivities: Good, Bad, or Obvious?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

It's not as though Obama's turned the White House into a party palace. And the events hold important clues to what Obama considers a style of accessibility and elegance.

The Biggest Spending Race In America Is Underway! (Well, Sort Of)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

With billionaire Meg Whitman spending like a Russian oligarch, it's inevitable that the race for California governor will be the most expensive in the country.

Copenhagen Climate Summit Already a Success

Steve Westly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Westly

Even reasonable voices have been lukewarm on the Copenhagen summit, maintaining that no multilateral agreement will be formalized. Here's why their criticism misses the point.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Bill Clinton and That Crazy California Governorship

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

California's next governor is likely someone who's already won a landslide election as governor, albeit 30 years ago. That's Jerry Brown, who won his latest landslide for Attorney General in 2006.

Obama's New California-Based Climate Policy: Six Key Things To Know

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William Bradley

Obama announced Tuesday that he is making California's standard for greater vehicle fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions the new national standard.

Obama's California: Angst and Irony for Winning Democrats

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

California Democrats are a lot happier about the elections next year than the one in a few weeks.

Obama's California: The Arnold Alliance and More

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama is back in the east after a whirlwind visit to California which pointed up his strengths and suggested some things he can do differently.

Yet Another California Campaign: Elections Abound In the Arnold Era

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Every other year, including this, has seen the tarnished Golden State holding at least one statewide election. This May 19th it's another special statewide election, the fourth of the Arnold Era.

Obama, Arnold, And The Renewed Climate Change Fight

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite many rumors, don't look for Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, at least not now, though candidate Obama mentioned him several times as someone he'd like to appoint.

Obama's Secretary Of Energy: Steve Westly?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check Back For Updates! For the latest news on the Obama cabinet, visit the Huffpo's Obama Cabinet Big News Page!*** Steve Westly, California Sta...