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A close-up of Nancy Pelosi, in a dark green skirt suit, green necklace, and white blouse, mid-sentence toward the audience, with her right finger raised.

At KQED, Pelosi Vows to Pass Scaled-Down Biden Agenda

Gavin Newsom, wearing a black mask and standing beyond a podium with the Seal of California, scribbles in a tiny notepad.

Newsom Signs Plenty of Bills — But What Makes Him Kill One?

David Chiu's Seat in California Assembly Already Has Candidates Lining Up for Special Election

David Chiu, in a suit and tie, gestures as he speaks into a microphone at a podium.

Mayor Breed Names Assemblymember David Chiu as SF City Attorney

A hand slides a ballot into a blue postal box.

California Adopts Vote-by-Mail System for All Future Elections

A person clutching an American flag and a Larry Elder poster wears a face mask and bandana printed with the flag.

'Almost Like Two States': Recall Results Highlight California's Geopolitical Divisions

Protesters hold up a sign that reads, "Medicare for All! Defeat the Recall! Healthy California Now."

Labor Helped Newsom Beat Back Recall. Now They Expect Him to Show Up for Them

Gavin Newsom points to his left as he speaks.

Gov. Gavin Newsom Easily Defeats the Recall

Gov. Newsom speaks flexing his right fist in front of an IBEW union symbol.

Newsom Soundly Defeats California Recall Effort, Holds Onto Job as Governor

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