CALEXIT? New California independence movement willing to negotiate with Trump

Newsweek quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the California secession movement is capitalizing on voter disdain and distrust of President Donald Trump’s policies. “If down the line the impact of the Trump administration becomes more negative on the ordinary Californian, the Calexit movement may offer a release of anger, of…

For Democrats in California, a generational shift pulls the party left, with danger and opportunity ahead

Los Angeles Times quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the generational split in the California Democratic Party. “You can’t hide the fact that this is old school vs. new school, it is a generational split, it is the Berniecrats vs. the establishment,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a USC public policy fellow who…

California Democrats’ big event likely to expose infighting amid anti-Trump resistance

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the limited impact intra-party fighting has on the California Democratic Party’s core purpose. “The main function of a state party — either of them — is to raise money,” she said, “and to provide a faucet by which big donors…

Indivisible, the political group

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the anti-Trump group Indivisible and its strategy that encourages constituents to demand town hall meetings with their representatives.  Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a longtime political analyst at the University of Southern California, said Indivisible was smart to demand town hall meetings…

Brown, budgets, battlegrounds, and CA’s possible presidential contender

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California politics, including the political aspirations of Senator Kamala Harris, the state budget and the 2018 midterm elections. While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state…

CA’s Republicans say ‘yes’ to health care bill

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act and the California representatives who supported the bill. Sherry: It’s astonishing to me, quite frankly, because if only two California Republicans had moved to “no,” that bill would not have made it out of…

Russia probe could be a Senate springboard for Adam Schiff

POLITICO report indicates Adam Schiff is a fast-rising star in the Democratic party.  Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political analyst and professor of public policy communication at the University of Southern California, said Schiff has catapulted in record time from locally known House member to “symbol of [the] anti-Trump movement, and from the nation’s largest anti-Trump…

State of Affairs: Sen. Feinstein’s rough week, Rep. Issa’s ostensible journey to the center

KPCC’s Take Two speaks with Sherry Bebitch Jeffe A couple of raucous town halls for California Senator Dianne Feinstein Governor Jerry Brown faces some heat over deals he cut earlier this month A look at the story that Congressman Darrel Issa is calling BS Guests: Scott Shafer, senior editor for politics and government at KQED…

Dianne Feinstein heckled at San Francisco town hall

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Senator Dianne Feinstein’s expectations of crowd response at a recent town hall meeting. She’s a legend of politics in the Golden State, and the most powerful Democrat in deep-blue California, so Sen. Dianne Feinstein might have expected a friendlier reception in her…