February Political Article Reference List

Updated Daily: Below you will find links to mostly conservative oriented articles or blog postings that I have read and find insightful or interesting in some way.

If you take the time to read some of them it should open your eyes to the reality of “The Swamp,” Main Stream Media/Propaganda Media Liberal bias, The Progressive Democratic Socialism Movement and what Trump faces daily in his quest to Make America Great Again.” (Note: Article links added since the previous update are underlined.)

February 28, 2019

Why Trump is Destined for an Historic 2020 Win

Court to unseal Christopher Steele deposition

Trump Lost Nothing in Hanoi

NUTS: Olympics to Allow Transgender Athletes to Compete with Women — WITHOUT Having Gender Reassignment Surge

Venezuela’s Slow Bern

Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP

Limbaugh: Cohen Caught Telling More Big Lies To Congress

North Korea Summit Falls Apart. Here’s What Happened

Michael Cohen Made Four Big Allegations. How Skeptical Should We Be?

Is a Second Civil War Coming?

‘Hannity’: Trump explains decision to exit Kim negotiation

“We Would Break the Baby’s Neck”: Woman Tells of Planned Parenthood’s Plan If Baby Is Born Alive

February 27, 2019

The Duke and the Unbearable Smugness of the History-Eaters

Could Michael Cohen be prosecuted for committing perjury again?

California’s Rendezvous With Reality

Cohen Hearing: Desperation Time for the Democrats

HUSH LITTLE PORN STAR, DON’T SAY A WORD …

One Step Forward, Then Two Steps Back

Cohen Admits To Coordinating With The Democratic Party Before Testifying Against Trump

Trump: The Diplomat-In-Chief

The Real Russian Collusion Democrats Want You to Ignore

Border Patrol Chief Agrees With Trump That There Is A Border Crisis

A California Professor”s Remarks About Killing Cops Come To Light After Local Female Cop Is Gunned Down

Andrew McCabe’s Media Tour Confirmed The FBI Had No Basis For Investigating Trump

Americans Sign $21 Billion Deal With Vietnam Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Don Jr. Blows Open Silicon Valley’s Deplatforming of the American Right

CPAC 2019: Fake Hate, Real Fear

Transgender Athletes Who Compete Against Women Are Cheats

The Resistance is Everything They Accuse Trump of Being

Bernie’s Bread Lines and Revolution

The Left wants everything free, except free speech

February 26, 2019

House Democrats Pass Bill Nullifying Trump National Emergency with Less Than Veto-Proof Majority

Paypal admits using SPLC to ban conservatives

The Vapid Virtue-Signaling of Politicians Is Not More Important Than American Lives

Progressive Leftists vs. Common Sense

Infanticide Makes a Comeback

Michelle Malkin: I’ve been Silicon Valley Sharia-ed

Drug Companies Can Lower Prices or Have Trump Lower Them for Them

Boys Will Be Boys, Except When They Identify As Girls

Another Hate Hoax That the Left Recently Promoted

The massive, well funded assault on charter schools by teacher unions

Democrat Hypocrisy and Power via Socialism

Occasional-Cortex: The Twilight Zone’s monster

February 25, 2019

Media Wolves and Their Sheep’s Clothing

A UC Davis professor thinks cops “need to be killed” – And the university stands behind him?????

Here’s what Trump hopes to get out of Kim Jong Un

The Democrats’ 2020 Census Goal: Turn Purple States Irreversibly Blue

The Left’s Rage Against ‘MAGA’

Rasmussen: 40% See More and More Hate Crimes As Hoaxes

That’s A Hard Pass On Socialism, You Millennial Suckers

Why Socialism Makes People Lose Meaning In Life

Where is Obama’s Apology?

February 24, 2019

McConnell hopes to trap Democrats in their own Green New Deal

Deplorable McCabe Enabled by Dormant Pelley Brings ’60 Minutes’ and America to New Low

Trump’s Presidency Triggered a Wave of Fake Hate Crimes

History, Honor, and the Bladensburg Peace Cross Must All Stand

Climate Science, Red in Tooth and Claw: Yapping Hyenas Attack a Lion – Alynski Style

High Ties and Misdemeanors

Lessons from Mueller’s memo

February 23, 2019

Gutenberg’s Press Has Been Replaced And Is Controlled By The “Pregressive Left”

Seven Ugly Lessons About the Media From Jussie Smollett’s Debacle

Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina’s Links to the Obama Administration

If Working with Moscow Is ‘Collusion,’ It’s a Bipartisan Offense

Question My Nightmare and I Will Become Your Nightmare…

The Media Should Be Held To A Higher Standard

IT WAS A DEEP STATE SET-UP: Trump Campaign Volunteer Papadopoulos Introduced to ‘Russian’ Mifsud by FBI in London!

Adam Schiff has collusion problems of his own

Fake Hate, Fake Collusion: All in the Name of Destroying the Trump Presidency

Hoax Victimology — and the Search for the Black Cat at Midnight

Clumsy Kamala Harris

North Carolina vote fraud case shows just why Congress should ban ballot-harvesting nationwide

February 22, 2019

The Real Scandal Of Trump’s Term Starts To Unravel

Trump Vows to Veto Any Attempt to Block His Emergency Declaration

Border Rancher Says Trump’s Right About Border, ‘It Is a Crisis’

Poll shows media hoaxes killed race relations – Here’s Something To Really Think About

Peddling The False Trump/Russian Collusion Story Has Become Adam Schiff’s Calling Card and He Just Can’t Quit It

Dear Progressive Sir or Madam or Other . . .

Bodycam Video Shows Female Cop Kill 4-Times-Deported Illegal, Who Shot At Her, Enabled by Sanctuary Law

Gallup Complete List: Liberals outnumber conservatives in only 6 states, down from 9

Trump Hits Planned Parenthood In The Pocket Book

Democrats Want Trump’s Tax Returns, But Pelosi Won’t Show Hers

The 25th Amendment Talk Isn’t The Real Scandal. The Spygate Coup Attempt Is

President Trump will win the lawsuit challenging his declaration of emergency

The Obama FBI-DOJ Covered Up Clinton Foundation – AGT Crimes — KILLED INVESTIGATION BEFORE 2016 ELECTION (Part III)

The Bogeyman Isn’t Real, Nancy

Blue State Blues: Trump Is the Most ‘Progressive’ President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews

Border smugglers now ramming down corrugated border fences with trucks in San Diego

Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova Under Fire For Saying Only Biological Women Should Compete In Women’s Sports

Bernie blows his big chance to explain socialism in Venezuela

Late-Night Deal Breaks Deadlock Over Natural Gas Exports. The Trump Administration Is Ecstatic

February 21, 2019

What Is the Green New Deal, Actually?

The Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since the Civil War

Democrats to target Trump no matter what Mueller report says

Trump Gets 92% Negative Media Coverage but His Approval Rating Is Clobbering Obama’s

Construction of 30-Foot Border Wall Begins in California

In 2018 the nation’s population grew 50% faster than California

If You Want to Make Sure ‘America Will Never Be a Socialist Country,’ Start Taking AOC More Seriously

A press blackout on news that top FBI lawyer James Baker wanted Hillary Clinton prosecuted

Inside the AGT Juggarnaut – FBI/DOJ Coverup of Clinton Foundation and Russian/China Related Crimes – PART II

Can Nick Sandmann Save the First Amendment?

Just How Did The Green New Deal Work In A Country Like Ours ?

Democrats say Trump’s job growth isn’t enough, and demand ‘moral’ economy

6 Takeaways From Andrew McCabe’s Double-Dealing ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Charged with Felony for Filing False Hate Crime Police Report

Changing Reality By Using New Words

The Epidemic Of Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes In Brooklyn Is No Hoax

Let’s Talk About The White Privilege Farce

On Economics, Prudence over Prophecy

Two Years Later: The CBO was Indeed Horrifically Wrong on its Obamacare Repeal Estimates

February 20, 2019

Andrew McCabe: Faux Hero of Our Times

A Fine and Dangerous Madness

Fact-Check: Former Immigration Judge Debunks 5 Claims in Democrats’ Border Wall Lawsuit

AOC: From Green New Deal to Great New Deal

Why Trump’s border wall national emergency is constitutional

FBI/DOJ Coverup of Clinton Foundation and Russian/China Related Crimes – PART I

Gowdy Doesn’t Believe McCabe’s Claim That He Told ‘Gang of Eight’ About Second FBI Probe

Attorney General Barr should release the full Robert Mueller report when it’s finished

How President Trump Broke the Left

‘Thanks For Nothing!’: Times Square Billboard Blasts Ocasio-Cortez Over Amazon Deal

BUSTED: Jussie Smollett Wrote The Racist Letter That Led To The Alleged Fake Hate Crime Against Him

Former DNI James Clapper Sets the Stage for “Anti-Climactic” Mueller Report; Noticeably Softens His Rhetoric

Testimony by FBI Lawyer Trisha Anderson Reveals Extensive Role in Trump, Clinton Investigations

Why the Washington Post should be worried about the $250 million defamation lawsuit filed by Nick Sandmann and his parents

Th Left Has All The Opinions . . . & No Answers

Today’s Law-School Graduates Can’t Speak the New Supreme Court’s Language

Malkin’s Handy History of Fake Noose

Two Chicago Reporters Made Every Big Break in the Smollett Fiasco, Why Weren’t They Invited on Liberal Networks?

Trump Administration to Launch Effort to Decriminalize Homosexuality Overseas

Racist Hoaxes in a Remarkably Accepting and Diverse America

Dianne Feinstein Pushes Funding for Climate Change Indoctrination In Schools

Report Lists ‘Inane’, ‘Comical’ College Courses, Including ‘Gender in Gaming’, ‘Unsettling Whiteness’

February 19, 2019

How Many Times Trump’s Predecessors Declared a National Emergency

Border apprehensions jump 84 percent, 606,000 expected this year

The Birth of America’s Fifth Republic

First Two Muslim Congresswomen Will Both Be Fundraising for Terror-Linked Organization

McCabe Tries to Play Bystander, Pin It All on Rosenstein

A List of Fake Hate Crimes in the Trump Era

Trump Has Legal Authority To Use Emergency Funds For Border Wall

Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: ‘Political Retribution’

Crime and Punishment for the Deep State

The Good News About the Botched Bureaucratic Coup Against Trump

Exposing Socialism

Trump Will Officially End Negotiations With California On Fuel Economy Rollbacks

The Left Is Now Openly Cheering For The Demise Of America

Trump’s Perfect Explanation of Socialism – He hit a home run

5 Big Takeaways From The Andrew McCabe ’60 Minutes’ Interview

CBS’s Lara Logan Bravely Calls Out Establishment Media Bias: ‘Her Interview Is Professional Suicide’

McConnell’s Smart Move By Calling For A Floor Vote

Fake Newspeople

Top Democrats, Identity Politics, and the Jussie Smollett Affair: Is This the Real Collusion?

15 Recent Hate Crime Hoaxes That Might Make You Suspect There’s A Trend

California Democrats Author Bill to Protect Sex Offenders Who Lure Minors

February 18, 2019

Rod Rosenstein to leave DOJ in mid-March

Stephen Miller’s Own Words Show the Weakness of the Trump Legal Argument on the Wall

McCabe’s Troubles Run Much Deeper Than ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Suggests

Nigerian Brothers Tell Police Jussie Smollett Paid Them to Stage Attack: Reports

Adam Schiff: The Jussie Smollett of Trump-Russia Collusion

February 17, 2019

3 Ways Dems’ Surface Unity Could Crack at Any Time

Trump as Hercules Cleaning Out the Augean Stables

February 16, 2019

Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black Americans

Trump Should Just Let the Democrats Self-Destruct

February 15, 2019

Networks Kept ‘No Collusion’ Senate Investigation Result Off Evening Newscasts, Report Says

Trump to Get Up to $8 Billion for Border Wall Using Emergency Powers

McCabe’s Story, If True, Describes Coup Attempt on Trump, Harvard Constitutional Scholar Says

3 Democrat Policies that Must Die for America to Survive

February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019

4 Ways Democrats Want to Ruin Your Life

February 12, 2019

Rasmussen: Most Voters Rate Border Security As Important As North Korea to National Security

Trump Rallies in El Paso in Renewed Push for Border Wall

In El Paso, Beto O’Rourke Makes It Easy For Trump To Target ‘Extreme’ Democrats

Democrats’ New Deal on Border Security: Releasing Criminal Aliens Into America

A fenceless border is defenseless

The Leftists Are Devouring Their Own; Break Out The Popcorn

The Jihadis in Congress

JEWISH LEADERS Thank President Trump In New York Times Full Page Ad – Criticize Freshman Democrats on Anti-Semitic Positions

Isn’t it amazing how smart and strong Pelosi is seen by the media no matter what she does?

February 11, 2019

Remembering Mr. Lincoln

GOP/Dem Border Deal: $1.3B for Wall, No Increase in Detention Space

Dan Crenshaw’s Trip To the Border: ‘Enough Is Enough’

Gallup Study: 120 Million People Want to Migrate to the United States

The Democrats’ Insane New Shutdown Demand

Rob Lowe’s Funny Joke About Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Racist, Because She’s Not Native American

Video Venom: 33 TV Shows in January Slam ‘Terrorist’ Trump, Praise Abortion

So You Americans Want Canadian Healthcare? Think Again!

Americans’ Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing

Trump: There Will Never Be Socialism For America

They Hate Us Because They Hate – But Why . . . ?

Are We Really on the Brink of Electing a Socialist President?

America Wants Legal Immigrants

2020 Democrat Disaster Grows as Entirely New Leftist Party Just Got Approved

Trump: ‘Crazy’ Democrats Trying to Stop ICE from Deporting Illegal Immigrants

The Upside of ‘Sabotaging’ Obamacare

Our friends the Turks: Hiding Venezuela’s gold for Maduro?

The Green New Deal Is About Punishing Working-Class Americans

The question of sea level rise

February 10, 2019

Federal Judge Declines to Block Citizenship Question from US 2020 Census

Progressives Bearing Gifts For 2020 Battle

Will 2020 Be a Repeat of 1972?

Trump Approval Hits 52% — 9 Point Jump in 10 Days and One SOTU Address!

Shhhhhhh! It’s the Communist Party USA’s 100th anniversary

Repealing Tax Cuts to Fund Infrastructure ‘a Non-Starter,’ Say Business Leaders

Christians Bet on Trump and Won

Key Republican on border deal negotiations: ‘Talks are stalled right now’

We Built the 2006-2007 Portion Of The Southern Border Wall: ‘Over 100 Miles in 90 Days’

Border Patrol Apprehends A Huge Group of 325 Illegal Immigrants at Once

This Gruesome Video Must Be Seen By Every Pro-Choicer

This Is What A 20-Week Abortion Really Looks Like

“Death to America,” he explained

Trump’s wild popularity overseas is one of the mainstreem media’s best kept secrets

Gallup Poll Chairman: Five Million Latin Americans Plan To Move To The US This Year, 42 Million ‘Want To Come’

The Ku Klux Krats

February 9, 2019

The mysterious case of AOC’s scrubbed ‘Green New Deal’ details

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims Crazy ‘Green New Deal’ Document FROM HER OWN WEBSITE Is a Fake!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal FAQ

The Whole Lot of Them Are Bat-Crazy

Pelosi and the wall

The SDNY Investigation Is Real Peril for President Trump

Andrew Cuomo Announces Loss of Billions in Tax Revenue, And Looks for Others to Blame

Graham tells Democrats put up or shut up on Green New Deal

DAVID LIMBAUGH: Grand Canyon University’s Disgraceful Cancellation

The Hijacking of a Presidential Election

WALTER E. WILLIAMS: Is Reality Optional?

Was Stacey Abrams really the best the Democrats could do for their rebuttal?

February 8, 2019

GOP/Dems Set to Offer Trump a Quarter of $5.7B for Border Wall

Collusion? Rep. Adam Schiff Met with Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson in Aspen Last July

Police Cannot Police in Liberal California

Cory Booker: Neomi Rao Is Unfit For Office If She Supports Natural Marriage

But It’ll Work This Time

Tucker CarlsonAirs Telling Footage Of The FBI’s Raid On Roger Stone’s Home

Nikki Haley Responds to Pelosi’s Climate Committee: Does Protecting God’s Creation Include Babies?

Are Pelosi and other Democrats caving to border wall funding?

Four reasons why southern border residents want a border wall

Border agents just apprehended convicted child molesters and an MS-13 member at the Texas border where there’s no barrier

The Complete List: 19 Different Fraudulent and Unfounded Reasons for Starting the Trump-Russia Investigation

Elizabeth Warren, Finished Before She Started

Secret group seeks medical panel to judge the mental health of Trump and other candidates

The Myth of the Media

Only 13 Percent Want ‘Medicare for All’ If It Means End of Private Insurance

The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself

President Trump’s SOTU Affirmed Liberty to Unresponsive Subversives

Mothers Are Killing Babies Who Could Fill The Empty Arms Of Millions Of Loving Couples

The Same Old Deal

February 7, 2019

Senior FBI Lawyer Did Not Read Carter Page FISA Before Signing Off on It

Nine Months Later, Trump’s Iran-Deal Withdrawal Is a Clear Success

The 6 Most Bizarre Proposals from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez Bungled Green New Deal’s Release. Her Staff Took Its Webpage Offline

Buchanan: Has Trump found the formula for 2020?

New Jersey moves to keep Trump’s name off 2020 ballot?

Ex-NYPD Officer Posts Picture of ‘Muslim Community Patrol’ Cruiser, Says ‘Looks Like Sharia Police’

Insulting The President Is An Insult To America

Pelosi Outsmarted Herself on the State Of The Union

History Shows That Big, Beautiful Border Walls Work Extremely Well

The Law Will Be on Trump’s Side if He Declares an Emergency to Fund His Wall

Ocasio-Cortez releases outline for ‘Green New Deal’

Trump v. Coats et al.

Democratic nightmare as Kavanaugh script flipped in Virginia, engulfing party in scandal

The Progessives and Your Money

February 6, 2019

Venezuelan socialism victims send message to American socialists

The Most Revealing Moment of the State of the Union Speech

Donald Trump’s Annihilation of the Democrat Party

Why Trump’s War on Socialism Is More Necessary Than Ever

Nellie Ohr: Ukrainian Lawmaker Was Fusion GPS Source

End the “TPS” farce: It’s time for ingrates to go

Trump Triangulated at SOTU and Democrats Schiffed Their Pants

Heres What Democrats Refused to Stand For During State Of The Union Address

Trump’s SOTU reveals the angry ladies of the left

Democrats propose legislation to block Trump’s emergency border wall

Trump rejects socialism at State Of The Union as expressionless Democrats sit unmoved

President Trump was right to call out Democrats’ abortion-lust

Against The Evidence, Media Keeps Insisting Terrorists Aren’t Crossing The Southern Border

Democrats Deny Economic Boom

‘Russian Interference’ Didn’t Happen

Elizabeth Warren listed race as ‘American Indian’ in newly revealed Texas State Bar card from 1986

Democrats Just Can’t Stop Playing Their ‘Woman Card’

Why a Ban on Infanticide Is Necessary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Whines After Trump Rips on Socialist Hell in SOTU Address

February 5, 2019

Trump Calls for Ban on Late-Term Abortion And Democrats Sit Stone-Faced

Full text of Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery

Check Out The Reaction Online To Video Of Media Smearing Covington Kids

‘This yearbook business may be an actual cover-up where abortion legislation is today’

Ripping Off the Left’s Mask

James Comey: ‘Zero chance’ Hillary Clinton gets prosecuted for her emails

The bad news for Democrats about Howard Schultz’s run for president keeps getting worse

Trump Has Not Flamed Out

The Death Throes of Fake News

Political Correctness Knows No Statute of Limitations

Sean Hannity: Democrats disavow Northam but they don’t want you to know about their racist past

February 4, 2019

Senator Graham Predicts GOP ‘War’ if Trump Tries to ‘Go It Alone’ on Border Wall

https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/this-yearbook-business-may-be-the-cover-up/

The Mueller Farce is Near Its End

If You Still Think ‘MAGA Hat Kid’ Nick Sandmann Did Something Wrong, Watch This Video

DOCUMENTS SHOW CNN WAS TIPPED OFF on Roger Stone Arrest by 29 FBI Armed Agents – Leaked by Deep State!

Why Liberals Don’t Call Out Democrat Hate

‘Green New Deal’ details emerge, as Ocasio-Cortez preps big reveal of WW2-level mobilization

Super Bowl 2019: Definitely A Good One

Four Reasons Liberals Love To Hate Tom Brady

Questions The Media Should Ask Democratic Presidential Party Hopefuls (But DEFINITELY Won’t)

NFL Pushes Social Justice Message During Super Bowl After Rejecting Pro-America Commercial

Just Stand Ad That Was Rejected By CBS

Giant billboards reveal Trump friendship is electoral gold for Netanyahu in Israel’s election

Democrats push to revive Obama-era aid to illegal immigrants in border talks

February 3, 2019

Pentagon Announces over 3,500 Additional Troops Being Deployed to Southern Border

Trump to Offer Optimistic Vision in State of the Union Address

New Video Shows Just How Wrong the Left and Anti-Trump Pundits Got the Case of the Covington Kids

There’s a chance that Trump has altered California politics for years to come, political watchers say

How to Make It Home in California: Rules for the Modern Odysseus

A Wake-Up Call for Never Trumpers

THEY LIED! FBI Hid Proof that Hillary’s Emails Were Attacked Multiple Times As Far Back as 2011

When Democrats Accidentally Told The Truth, America Hated It, & The Media Tried To Pretend It Never Happened.

Trump, Netanyahu, and the Left-Wing Witch-Hunters

Big, New and Shiny – Why Big Business Is Important

Star Spangled Banner – More Than Just Words

Is America’s fate sealed?

My Proposed State Of The Union Address

Rush Was Right—Another Nail in the NFL’s Coffin

Will Economic Prosperity End Calls for Socialism?

February 2, 2019

Medicare For All Is The Democrat’s Broken Train To Nowhere

McConnell and the Iron Triangle vs. Trump and the Voters

Ben Stein’s Socialist Smackdown

China Caves to President Trump in U.S. Trade War

Mystery finally solved, Schiff & CNN are hardest hit

Another Trump Miracle: US Predicted to Drill More Oil Than Saudi Arabia and Russia Combined by 2025!

Fever Dream: Mueller’s Collusion-Free Collusion Indictment of Roger Stone

MICHELLE MALKIN: The Manure-Spreaders Of Media Sensationalism

The Democrats Lose Their Minds

Same Obama Appointed, Mueller Selected Judge Who Keeps Manafort in Solitary Confinement Threatens Gag Order on Roger Stone!

Democrats and Their Media Pretend Muslim Terrorism Is Manufactured

WALTER E. WILLIAMS: Demonizing White Men

CNN Helps Embattled Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam Abruptly Change His Political Affiliation

Democrats’ Inexorable Abortion Logic Has Finally Caught Up With Them

On Abortion, Killing, Murder, Tearing Limbs, Throwing Out Heads, and Personal Responsibility

February 1, 2019

Trump Has Pelosi and Schumer Right Where He Wants Them

Ever Notice How Democrats are Never Indicted?

Trump Says ‘Good Chance’ He’ll Have to Declare National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

Nancy Pelosi Attacks Trump for Suspending Treaty With Russia That Russia Has Consistently Violated

The Electoral College Power Grab

Nationalize Facebook?

Actually, Who Is ‘Far-Right’?

Just When You Think They Can’t Get Any DUMBER

The Corrupt Department Of Justice vs. the People

Labor Force Participation at Trump-Era High of 63.2% in January

Kamala Harris and the Implausibility of ‘Medicare-for-All’

Democrats Will Do Everything to Stop Trump Except Compromise

Is It Time to Ban Kids from Smartphones and Social Media?

US Will Suspend Obligations Under Nuclear Treaty With Russia on Feb. 2

Infanticide Is Now Legal in the United States

Sean Hannity: Radical leftist Dems want more government control over your life. Is that what you want?

Democracy Dies In Darkness When The Media Avoids Extremist Democrats

Boom! Linchpin of conspiracy theory about Russia collusion at Trump Tower meeting blows up

Yet Another Reason Why CNN Isn’t A Real News Organization

The Latest Ilhan Omar Interview Adds Weight To Charges That She’s Anti-Jew

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A Saga Of Four Intertwined Bay Area Families

As Arte Johnson said many years ago on Laugh-In, Very Interesting

By Dan Walters

Gavin Newsom will be the first Democrat in more than a century to succeed another Democrat as governor and the succession also marks a big generational transition in California politics.
A long-dominant geriatric quintet from the San Francisco Bay Area — Gov. Jerry Brown, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and state Democratic chairman John Burton — has been slowly ceding power to younger political strivers.

Moreover, Newsom is succeeding someone who could be considered his quasi-uncle since his inauguration continues the decades-long saga of four San Francisco families intertwined by blood, by marriage, by money, by culture and, of course, by politics — the Browns, the Newsoms, the Pelosis and the Gettys.

The connections date back at least 80 years, to when Jerry Brown’s father, Pat Brown, ran for San Francisco district attorney, losing in 1939 but winning in 1943, with the help of his close friend and Gavin Newsom’s grandfather, businessman William Newsom.

Fast forward two decades.

Gov. Pat Brown’s administration developed Squaw Valley for the 1960 Winter Olympics and afterward awarded a concession to operate it to William Newsom and his partner, John Pelosi.

One of the Pelosi’s sons, Paul, married Nancy D’Alesandro, who went into politics and has now reclaimed the speakership of the House of Representatives.
Another Pelosi son married William Newsom’s daughter, Barbara. Until they divorced, that made Nancy Pelosi something like an aunt by marriage to Gavin Newsom (Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law was Gavin Newsom’s uncle).
The Squaw Valley concession was controversial at the time and created something of a rupture between the two old friends.

William Newsom wanted to make significant improvements to the ski complex, including a convention center, but Brown’s Department of Parks and Recreation balked. Newsom and his son, an attorney also named William, held a series of contentious meetings with officials over the issue.

An eight-page memo about those 1966 meetings from the department’s director, Fred Jones, buried in the Pat Brown archives, describes the Newsoms as being embittered and the senior Newsom threatening to “hurt the governor politically” as Brown ran for a third term that year against Ronald Reagan.

Pat Brown’s bid for a third term failed, and the Reagan administration later bought out the Newsom concession. But the Brown-Newsom connection continued as Brown’s son, Jerry, claimed the governorship in 1974. He appointed the younger William Newsom, a personal friend and Gavin’s father, to a Placer County judgeship in 1975 and three years later to the state Court of Appeal.

Judge Newsom, who died December 12, 2018, had been an attorney for oil magnate J. Paul Getty, most famously delivering $3 million to Italian kidnapers of Getty’s grandson in 1973.

While serving on the appellate bench in the 1980s, he helped Getty’s son, Gordon, secure a change in state trust law that allowed him to claim his share of a multi-heir trust.

After Newsom retired from the bench in 1995, he became administrator of Gordon Getty’s own trust, telling one interviewer, “I make my living working for Gordon Getty.” The trust provided seed money for the Plumpjack chain of restaurants and wine shops that Newsom’s son, Gavin, and Gordon Getty’s son, Billy, developed, the first being in a Squaw Valley hotel.

Gavin Newsom had been informally adopted by the Gettys after his parents divorced.
Newsom’s Plumpjack business (named for an opera that Gordon Getty wrote) led to a career in San Francisco politics, a stint as mayor, the lieutenant governorship and now to the governorship, succeeding his father’s old friend.

He’s keeping it all in the extended family.