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Left’s Attacks on 2020 Frontrunner Joe Biden Have Begun

Left-wing Democrats launched their first attacks this weekend against former vice president Joe Biden, who is currently the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.

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Willie Brown Throws Shade at Ex-Girlfriend Kamala Harris: Can’t Beat Trump

Former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown threw shade at his ex-girlfriend, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and the other contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, writing Saturday that none of them can beat President Donald Trump.

Kamala Harris (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s Tax Returns a Top Priority If Democrats Win House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board on Wednesday that Democrats would make exposing President Donald Trump’s tax returns a top priority if they win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in November and she is elected Speaker of the House.

Nancy Pelosi gavel (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

‘She’s Not Mean. She’s Just Being Kamala.’

Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown has offered an odd defense of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), whose habit of interrupting Cabinet members during Senate hearings — and being rebuked by the chair — has made her a heroine on the left.

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Willie Brown: Free Speech Is ‘Being Buried in Berkeley’

Willie Brown, the first African-American mayor of San Francisco, has used his latest San Francisco Chronicle column to condemn liberal intolerance at the University of California, Berkeley towards conservative speakers as the reversal of that campus’s free speech legacy.

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San Francisco Journalists Coordinate to Raise Alarm on Homelessness

Journalists and reporters in the Bay Area are joining forces to flood news and social media with reports on San Francisco’s homelessness epidemic next month, with the hope that it will create a “wave” of coverage that will ultimately force politicians to take action to fix a problem that lurks at almost every corner of the space-starved city.

San Francisco homeless tent (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Drought Creates New ‘Hoovervilles’

California’s record drought and the state’s inability to manage it has created shantytowns reminiscent of Great Depression-era “Hoovervilles” in once-vibrant agricultural communities across the Golden State.

Hooverville (Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Reverses 1975 Position on Refugees

The San Francisco Chronicle, in an attack on those fearful that an influx of Syrian refugees might include potential terrorists, has pointed out that Governor Jerry Brown, now an advocate for accepting the refugees, opposed the influx of Vietnamese refugees in 1975.

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Ellen Pao’s Ouster Preserved Reddit’s $4 Billion Valuation

When Breitbart News published “Ellen Pao Out As Reddit CEO, Blames Site’s Users” recently, we received kudos from Reddit users for understanding it was Poa’s actions aimed at limiting users’ free speech in order to make the site more advertiser friendly that caused a user rebellion. But the business press continues to blame users, in articles such as the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Ellen Pao’s Ouster Shows Reddit CEO can’t Function under Mob Rule.”

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