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2011-05-23 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Biopharma, Inc. (OTC.BB:GNBP), a biotechnology company developing targeted cancer therapies, today announced that former California Governor, Gray Davis, has joined the company as Chairman of its Corporate Advisory Board. Governor Davis is committed to the improvement of healthcare and advancement of medical technologies. During his tenure as governor, California became a leader in stem cell research as well as providing the highest levels...

2008-09-28 12:00:17

By Juliet Williams Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Former Gov. Pete Wilson urged his fellow Republicans on Saturday not to make light of a recall drive against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He told delegates at the California Republican Party's fall convention that they should take the threat from the state prison guards union seriously, even if it isn't likely to succeed. "I hope that I don't have to tell you what an ill-considered idea that is. We did it once; we did not do it...

2008-09-15 03:00:15

If you've despaired of finding a way to deal with politicians who give away the treasury to help finance their political careers, who could blame you? It seems to go on everywhere, and there seems to be no solution. But it's there, right in front of us. All it takes, at every level of government, is just one person. The problem is as old as government. Once in office, politicians can serve others, or serve themselves. In California, there are so many ways to practice self-dealing...

2006-02-27 20:16:19

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - California labor leaders announced a campaign on Monday to defeat Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election bid, calling the former film star anti-worker and beholden to big business. The announcement touches off what could be a fierce re-election fight for Schwarzenegger, who took office after toppling Gray Davis, a Democratic governor with close ties to union leaders. Unions played an important role in the defeat of a series of initiatives...

2006-02-16 20:18:11

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California lawmaker introduced a bill on Thursday that would delay implementation of a ballot measure that marked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's first foray into state politics before running for governor. Sen. Tom Torlakson's bill would delay California's Proposition 49 from taking effect. With Schwarzenegger promoting the initiative as a ballot measure, voters endorsed it in 2002 to help fund after-school programs. In 2003 they elected the Hollywood icon,...

2005-12-07 20:36:28

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Former California Governor Gray Davis, unceremoniously ousted midway through his term two years ago by Arnold Schwarzenegger, returned to the capitol on Wednesday at a time his reputation has seen a gradual revival. Republican Schwarzenegger, who had little good to say about the Democrat during the unprecedented recall 2003 election, praised him at the unveiling of Davis' official portrait. "Gov. Davis has served this state for more than 30 years,"...

2005-11-30 19:24:03

By Adam Tanner SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California's Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger named a Democrat in a same-sex marriage as his chief of staff on Wednesday in an apparent political shift on the heels of a major electoral defeat. Susan Kennedy, 45, was the confidant and number two to ousted Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, whom Schwarzenegger beat in a bitter recall election in 2003. She married her lesbian partner in 1999. "I love Susan, I think the world of her,"...

2005-11-08 19:14:52

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A bitter special election fight between California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his big labor foes over a slate of reforms went before the voters on Tuesday, closely watched across the country for its impact on the political landscape and the former film star's reputation. Californians went to the polls after the most expensive special election in state history, voting on eight ballot initiatives. The fate of four backed by Schwarzenegger...

2005-11-08 15:44:32

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California voters went to the polls on Tuesday in a special election called by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has put his reputation as a winning reformer on the line in a bid to reshape the state's political landscape. Californians have eight measures to consider, ranging from the right of parents to know when their daughters are having an abortion to the way legislative districts are drawn, and many are being watched closely across the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.