Dianne Feinstein

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Another Big Name Joins Race for Feinstein's Seat

Rep. Adam Schiff launches bid ahead of senator's expected retirement

(Newser) - For the record, Dianne Feinstein has yet to announce that she won't run for reelection to the Senate. But that apparent technicality isn't stopping big Democratic political names in California from launching their bids for her seat. First came Rep. Katie Porter . Now fellow member of Congress Adam...

As Feinstein Ponders Future, First Challenger Emerges

Rep. Katie Porter says she's running for the senator's seat in 2024

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein is widely expected to announce soon that she will not seek re-election to her California seat at age 89. Rep. Katie Porter is not waiting for that happen. On Tuesday, the progressive Democrat announced she is running for Feinstein's seat in 2024, reports CNN . "California...

Feinstein Reports Showcase the System's Lack of Options

Ruth Marcus writes that the senator's staff may not be doing the nation a service

(Newser) - Anecdotes about Sen. Dianne Feinstein's memory issues ring true to Ruth Marcus , based on her own reporting. An article in the San Francisco Chronicle detailed the experiences of colleagues and aides with what they said seem to be the 88-year-old senator's fading mental acuity. Writing in the Washington ...

Lawmakers Cite Concerns on Feinstein's Memory, She Balks

'I'm rather puzzled,' 88-year-old Dem senator says of 'Chronicle' report on her mental acuity

(Newser) - Dianne Feinstein is pushing back on a report that her memory is fading and she may be mentally unfit to continue serving in the US Senate—concerns voiced even by fellow Democrats. On Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle published those concerns from ex-staffers, four senators (three of them Democrats), and...

COVID Rules May Tighten in Time for Holiday Travel

Senate bill would require vaccination or negative test results

(Newser) - Holiday travelers could face new pandemic rules this season. "We can't allow upcoming holiday air travel to contribute to another surge in COVID cases," Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein tweeted . "Today, I introduced legislation requiring passengers on domestic flights to be vaccinated, test negative or be fully...

Off California Coast, a Vast Chemical Graveyard

Survey shows dumping site is bigger than the city of San Francisco, shocks scientists

(Newser) - Scientists who set out to map an underwater dumping ground for industrial waste off the California coast last month say they were stunned by what they found: endless waste barrels spread across a site larger than the city of San Francisco, some 3,000 feet under the sea. After a...

No Washington, Lincoln, or Feinstein on City's Schools

Mayor would prefer the board work on a reopening plan

(Newser) - Gone are a slew of historical figures, including Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln—as well as the much more recent Dianne Feinstein. The San Francisco Board of Education has voted to take those names and others off 44 of its schools. The board has for years debated whether to rename buildings...

Woman Allegedly Used Senator's Name in Aid Scam

California claim was submitted in name of Sen. Dianne Feinstein

(Newser) - A former unemployment agency employee in California is accused of using her inside knowledge to scam the system using multiple names—including that of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Federal prosecutors say former Employment Development Department employee Andrea Gervais filed scores of claims using stolen information and received around $216,000 from...

For Feinstein, a Painful 'Groundhog Day' Over Age
For Feinstein,
a Painful
'Groundhog Day'
Over Age

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For Feinstein, a Painful 'Groundhog Day' Over Age

Jane Mayer reports on concerns about cognitive decline of 87-year-old senator

(Newser) - Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is out with a new story that will make for uncomfortable reading for supporters of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Citing anonymous sources familiar with the 87-year-old California senator, the story asserts that Feinstein's memory and overall cognitive ability have dropped sharply. The issue...

Under Fire From Progressives, Feinstein Makes a Change

She'll give up her role as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

(Newser) - Dianne Feinstein has been taking a lot of flak from her fellow Democrats, particularly progressives in the party, and now comes news that the 87-year-old senator will give up her role as the top Dem on the Judiciary Committee. Politico reports that criticism of Feinstein has largely centered around her...

As Confirmation Hearings Wrap, Outcry Over a Hug

Dianne Feinstein's embrace of Lindsey Graham doesn't go over well on the left

(Newser) - A hug between Senate colleagues is getting a lot of attention. As Thursday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing wrapped up, Sen. Dianne Feinstein—the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary panel—took time to thank GOP chair Lindsey Graham. "This has been one of the best set of hearings...

Feinstein: I Talked to FBI About Stock Deals

Senator volunteered, spokesman says

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein has answered FBI questions about her husband's stock trades and turned over documents. The California Democrat volunteered to be interviewed, a spokesman said. Also, Politico reports, she "provided additional documents to show she had no involvement in her husband's transactions," the spokesman said....

Senator Clashes With Kids: 'I Know What I'm Doing'

Sen. Dianne Feinstein resists pressure to back the Green New Deal

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein disagreed with a group of schoolchildren over climate change Friday and saw a video of the tense exchange hit the Internet, CNN reports. "I've been doing this for 30 years. I know what I'm doing," Feinstein tells the dozen-or-so children and several adults...

'Lock Her Up' Finds a New Target at Trump Rally

The crowd reacted when Sen. Dianne Feinstein's name was mentioned

(Newser) - Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again through an Iowa arena as President Trump rallied supporters Tuesday. But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Trump, in the state boosting GOP candidates ahead of...

Big Day of Testimony Begins in Senate
Prosecutor to Ford:
'I'm Very Sorry'

Prosecutor to Ford: 'I'm Very Sorry'

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination hangs in the balance in Senate testimony

(Newser) - She's positive it happened. That's one big theme emerging from Christine Blasey Ford's highly anticipated testimony Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford told senators she has no doubt that it was Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who accosted her on a bed at a party in...

Lawyer Says He Has 'Significant Evidence' Against Kavanaugh
Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says
He Has Kavanaugh Evidence

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says He Has Kavanaugh Evidence

Feinstein says hearing should be delayed

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels' lawyer is now involved in the battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination—and he says he has a client with "credible information" to support some shocking allegations. In an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee , Michael Avenatti said he was aware "of significant evidence"...

Grassley: There Is No Reason to Delay Kavanaugh Hearing
GOP: If Ford Won't Testify,
Let's Vote on Kavanaugh

GOP: If Ford Won't Testify, Let's Vote on Kavanaugh

Grassley says there is no reason to delay hearing

(Newser) - Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she wants the FBI to investigate her alleged sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh before a Senate hearing on the incident—but such an investigation is highly unlikely to happen by Monday, and Sen. Chuck Grassley says he's not going to delay the hearing,...

Kavanaugh Accuser Breaks Her Silence

Christine Ford says the Supreme Court nominee held her down and groped her in the 1980s

(Newser) - The writer of a letter that accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has come forward. Speaking to the Washington Post , Christine Blasey Ford said a "stumbling drunk" teenage Kavanaugh held her down and groped her as his classmate at the elite Georgetown Preparatory School looked on...

Activist Upsets Feinstein For California Dem Endorsement

The state Democratic Party voted overwhelmingly Saturday to endorse Kevin de León

(Newser) - A state senator has won an upset over longtime US Senator Dianne Feinstein. On Saturday, the California Democratic Party voted overwhelmingly to endorse Kevin de León instead of the 4-term incumbent after de León, a progressive out of Los Angeles, successfully lobbied party activists, per the AP . In...

In Big Primaries, California Voting System Is Key Wild Card
In Today's 'Super Tuesday,'
There's a Big Wild Card
the rundown

In Today's 'Super Tuesday,' There's a Big Wild Card

California's 'top two' voting system could hurt Democrats' hopes of a 'blue wave'

(Newser) - Voters in eight states vote Tuesday in primaries, and the big focus is on California because it's seen as a gauge of whether Democrats can take control of the House. The party needs to take 23 GOP seats overall, and Tuesday's races in California feature at least seven...

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