In Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, only six GOP appointees of twenty-nine seats

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As the Trump Administration focuses on its important Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, we are also reminded that of the twenty-nine members of the important U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, based in San Francisco, only six of the members were appointed by Republican presidents, resulting in the most liberal and highly overturned circuit court in the nation.  Sixteen of the current members were appointed by Democrats, and the vacancy rate is the highest in the nation, with seven positions not yet filled by President Trump.

Nancy Pelosi Facts

California’s Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Leader in the House who represents a San Francisco Congressional District, is 77 years old.  She will be 78 on March 28, 2018.

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended college on the East Coast.

She served as Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011.  A CBS News poll conducted in her last year as Speaker in 2010 found 11% of voters nationally approved of the job she was doing, and 37% had an unfavorable opinion of her as Speaker.

Pelosi was first elected to Congress in 1987, almost 31 years ago, defeating gay San Francisco politician Harry Britt in a special election.  She has not participated in a candidate debate in her election campaigns for over 30 years.  Pelosi wins re-election easily in her heavily Democratic district.

In November, 2016, Pelosi was challenged for the Leader position of the Democrats by Congressman Tim Ryan.  She defeated Ryan by a vote of 134-63.

Pelosi was challenged again in June, 2017 after Democrats lost four consecutive special elections to the House.  Pelosi put down the challenge.  When asked specifically why she should stay on as House Minority Leader after numerous Democratic seats were lost, Pelosi responded,  “Well, I’m a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do.”

Republicans have erased the Democratic advantage on the generic congressional ballot in 2018 in a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that, for the first time since April, also shows President Donald Trump’s approval rating equaling the percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance.

Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from CPR!

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As this year closes, the editors at California Political Review wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!  During 2017, California Political Review offered over 1,200,000 Page views of content on this website to readers, and our Facebook Page grew to a total of over 21,700 fans!  We thank you for helping us to be a success and taking time to read what we have to offer, and look forward to continuing to do so in the coming year!IMG_3298

Most Californians Want Their Elected Officials to Work With Trump – UC Berkeley Poll

California’s elected Democratic leaders have vowed to “resist” the Trump Administration.  Attorney General Xavier Becerra says he will invoke legal action to cut any funding to California, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he will “stand up to Trump,” Governor Jerry Brown has said California is “not turning back,”  Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants to impeach the new President, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has embraced the notion of “resistance” to the Trump Administration at every turn.

But these Democratic leaders appear out of tune with sentiments of Californians overall according to a new UC Berkeley poll which reveals that, although Donald Trump’s popularity in the state is at 39%, a clear majority of 53% of Californians would like their elected officials to work with Trump to try to fix the nation’s problems.  The poll also revealed that while Californian’s oppose the Trump Administration on many issues, that when it comes to infrastructure reform and improving the economy, they favor Trump’s approach.

A description of this interesting poll can be accessed here:


1,500,000 Page views in 2016!! Happy New Year!!

On December 31, 2016 California Political Review busted through the 1,500,000 Page view mark for the year, to make it one of the most read news/commentary websites in California!  The Editors at CPR thank you, our readers, for your consistent and growing support, and wish you a wonderful New Year!






The Editors at California Political Review wish all our readers a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year!



CA Political Review: 230,000+ Page reads in November 2016!!

November 2016 can be marked as the “huuuuugest” month ever in readership for California Political Review online!  As of the morning of November 28, “Page views” clocked for our news and commentary website officially hit 225,000, and we are certain to close the month with well over 230,000 reads this month.  This performance is supported at, which ranks CPR as one of the true leading center/right websites in California by virtue of its strong “traffic,” when compared to other sites.

Coupled with our 21,100 Facebook fans, and our daily emails (sign up for the daily email on this website if you are not already on the list!) and offering readers plenty of opportunity to comment on the news, CPR is meeting with growing success and during this holiday season in particular, as we look forward to a better America, improved economy, and even more support and interest in what we do here, our Editors thank you, and wish you a great Holiday Season!


California Political Review breaks 21,000 Facebook fans!!

The editors at California Political Review are grateful for our loyal readers – and readership is breaking record levels right now!  CPR posts links of its articles from this website to its Facebook page, and that page is going through the roof with activity!  Earlier this week we crossed over 21,000 fans at!  Our reach on Facebook for the month of September is more than 186,000, with close to 30,000 post engagements, almost entirely what is termed “organic” activity, meaning, our Facebook fans are sharing articles and that helps us grow!  If you are on Facebook and have not visited the site, please do and give us a “like” too!

Meanwhile, CPR continues to send a daily email to close to 30,000 subscribers on our email list (if you are not on the list, you can also look over to your right on this page and sign up!) and in the last month CPR had over 200,000 total Page views on this site according to our website hosting service.  CPR’s readership is larger and more highly ranked at than most any other comparative commentary/news services in our state.

We are dedicated to publishing commentary and news often overlooked by the main stream media in California and so very thankful at the great response and interest we are receiving from YOU, our readers!  Thank you!

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NY Giants Send Loud & Clear Message to America After Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be disciplined for not standing during the national anthem at a recent game.  In a football league where Christian quarterback Tim Tebow was cut by a team for, in part, being too religious, there ought also be a consequence for disrespect of our nation.  Kaepernick’s complaints about people of color not getting a square deal in America are greatly diminished by the fact he was raised by adoptive white parents, that Government spending in poor urban areas is in the trillions of dollars since LBJ declared his “War on Poverty” with little effect, that white voters have helped elect a black President twice during Kaepernick’s short lifetime.  What Kaepernick ought to be protesting is that not enough black kids stay in school and advocate ways to fix that, or express sympathy for the tragedy of the 2,800 people that have been shot in Chicago already this year, many of them blacks, shot by other blacks.

As for me, I’m officially a Los Angeles Rams fan now.

If was great to see the New York Giants football team respond by honoring our nation at their last game.  See it here:


Giants and Dodgers in 1st and 2nd after All Star Break!

The San Francisco Giants seem to be doing their “every-other-year” championship magic, as Sports Illustrated terms it, as they are in the lead, pretty solidly, in the National League’s West Division as the last half of the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway.  The Giant’s are ahead of mortal rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are in solid second place and also a potential Wild Card pick for the playoffs, by 6 1/2 games.

The Giants have a great pitching staff, with Madison Bumgarner (known as “MadBum” in the sports pages of the San Francisco Chronicle) ending the first half with a 1-hit shutout and 14 strikeouts.  Johnny Cueto, another fine pitcher and the league leader in wins (13), unfortunately started in and got the loss in the 2016 All Star Game just played, so the American League will have home-field advantage in the World Series, and that is a big advantage.  Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw has the lowest starting ERA in all Major League Baseball at 1.79, followed by…MadBum at 1.94.

Speaking of the American League, California baseball fans can pretty much “tell it goodbye!” to the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angeles, who share the bottom two slots in the league’s West Division and are both about 16 games out of first place already.  Ugh!

But we CAN look forward to much more of the historic Giant/Dodger rivalry for the balance of the season.  Californians from both north and south will love to watch!