California Speaker Recall Effort Reflects Democratic Tension

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about how the internal tensions in California’s Democratic Party will impact fundraising, but not the party’s electoral majority. The Democratic tension is “almost to be expected” for those who have been around to see the cycles in…

Trump resistance buoyed by Senate health care vote

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the resistance the GOP faces in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Those who complain mightily about the increase in costs, she said, see the issue very differently than those who received health care through the Affordable Care Act, insurance they could…

Gov. Brown’s bullet-train dream deferred? GOP targets House Dems, Calexit 2.0

KPCC-FM’s “Take Two” quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the state of politics in California and a new effort pushing for California’s secession from the Union. Today, on State of Affairs: The Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, joined Governor Jerry Brown Tuesday as he extended the state’s cap and trade program —…

Behind Trump’s transgender ban, a political calculus

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how President Donald Trump crafts policy. Ms. Jeffe sees Trump’s business background on full display in how he operates as president. “He’s a chief executive used to saying ‘Jump!’ and hearing someone say, ‘How high?” she says. “But that’s not the…

State Legislature Approves Extension Of Landmark Cap-And-Trade Program To Combat Climate Change

LAist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how cap and trade in California can serve as a model for the rest of the world to limit carbon emissions. “The whole point of Governor Brown’s intense fight for this is to the show the rest of the world that cap and trade…

California Republicans sweat Trump effect

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how opposition toward President Donald Trump’s policies effectively eliminates any Republican challengers for the California governorship. Thanks to Trump — whose approval rating in California is just 27 percent and who lost the popular vote by 4 million votes here — getting to the…