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January 6, 2012


News Panel: The latest on Republican primaries, Gov. Brown's budget, and the high-speed rail

Belva Davis and San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Carla Marinucci are in New Hampshire with a special report from the campaign trail. The Republican presidential candidates have hit the ground running for the January 10 first-in-the-nation primary, following Mitt Romney's narrow lead over Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in the Iowa caucuses.


  • Belva Davis, KQED
  • Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Amy Standen, KQED's QUEST

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón

Former San Francisco Chief of Police George Gascón is sworn in as District Attorney following his win in the November election. The first Latino to hold the office in San Francisco, he was appointed to the position a year ago by former Mayor Gavin Newsom when Kamala Harris was elected attorney general. Gascón discusses his philosophies on law enforcement, the impact of prison realignment and California's three-strikes sentencing law, and high school truancy programs to keep youth out of the system. He has pledged to make San Francisco the safest large city in the country.


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