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US Senate Hopeful Dabs on Her Opponent

'RIP Dabbing'

(Newser) - "The dab is dead because it's been used by a politician during a US Senate debate," the San Francisco Chronicle eulogizes. "RIP dabbing. It was a good run." NPR explains: Loretta Sanchez, one of two Democrats competing for California's first open US Senate seat... More »

Who Might Take Scalia's Seat?

Look toward the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

(Newser) - With the death of Antonin Scalia , the longest-serving justice on the Supreme Court, comes the inevitable question of who might succeed him on the bench. Some of the bigger names being floated, via USA Today and Roll Call :
  • Sri Srinivasan: The 48-year-old Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit judge
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Native Americans Don't Love Senate Candidate's 'War Cry'

Loretta Sanchez made 'offensive' gesture during Democratic convention

(Newser) - She jump-started her campaign for a US Senate seat just days ago , but Loretta Sanchez has already put her foot in her mouth—by putting her hand to her mouth. The California congresswoman was talking with a group of Indian Americans at her state's Democratic convention Saturday night when... More »

Calif. AG Will Try to Block Act Legalizing Gays' Murder

Kamala Harris seeking court order to avoid title and summary

(Newser) - California's AG is doing her best to ensure a proposed ballot measure that would legalize the murder of gay people never makes it off her desk. Kamala Harris yesterday declared she's seeking a court order that would allow her to stop the Sodomite Suppression Act , proposed by lawyer... More »

Who Replaces Eric Holder?

Deval Patrick, Kamala Harris turning up on lots of lists

(Newser) - With Eric Holder leaving the post of attorney general, attention shifts to who will succeed the man President Obama today praised as "the people's lawyer." (Read Obama's full remarks here .) Whoever it is will surely face a bruising confirmation battle given Republicans' disdain of Holder,... More »

California AG Wants Gay Marriages to Resume Now

But appeals court might wait 25 days

(Newser) - So when will wedding bells resume tolling in California for gay couples? It typically takes 25 days for a Supreme Court ruling to take effect, explains the San Jose Mercury News . That would take us to July 21, but state attorney general Kamala Harris said today that it's not... More »

Obama Apologizes for Praising AG's Looks

He calls California attorney general Kamala Harris to say sorry

(Newser) - President Obama caused such a ruckus by praising the looks of California attorney general Kamala Harris that he called her last night to apologize "for creating this distraction," an aide tells USA Today . During a fundraiser in the state yesterday, the president called attention to Harris in the... More »

Obama Chided for Praising Attorney General's Looks

Once again, critics call White House a 'boys' club'

(Newser) - President Obama has been criticized for making his second-term Cabinet too much of a boys' club, and a comment he made yesterday only served to resurrect the debate, reports the Washington Post . After praising the legal abilities of California Attorney General Kamala Harris while at a fundraiser in the state,... More »

Bloomberg: Assault Weapons Ban Not DOA

As Wayne LaPierre calls mayor 'reckless,' 'insane'

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg was today busily putting his mouth where his money will be tomorrow, Politico reports, when he kicks off a $12 million ad blitz targeting 13 senators considered vulnerable on gun control. Appearing on Meet the Press, the New York City mayor said "we are going to win"... More »

More GOPers, Companies Back Gay Marriage

Deadline for Obama to do same is today

(Newser) - Prominent Republicans keep coming out of the woodwork to sign onto a legal brief that pushes the Supreme Court to throw its weight behind gay marriage. More than two dozen have added their names since the amicus brief first made headlines , bringing the total signatures up to more than 100.... More »

5 Rising Stars Who Could Make Waves at DNC

Fresh faces include Julian Castro's twin and a bevy of women

(Newser) - As the Democrats descend on Charlotte looking for four more years with the unexpected star of the 2004 convention, they're also looking for this convention's rock star. Looking past keynote speaker Julian Castro, Politico rounds up five potential contenders:
  • Joaquin Castro: The Texas state rep is seen as
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Democrats' 'Female Obama' Generates Party Buzz

Kamala Harris will be California's next attorney general

(Newser) - Politico today profiles the incoming attorney general of California, and two of her nicknames will tell you why: the "female Obama" and the "anti-Palin." Kamala Harris, who resists both labels, is "a rare talent who will be a national figure shortly,” former Clinton aide... More »

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