US California recall election, Hurricane Nicholas, Apple event: 5 things to know Tuesday
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A historic California recall election gets underway
California voters will decide Tuesdaythat could mark only the third time in U.S. history that a sitting governor is removed from office by voters. The push against Newsom began in February 2020 as proponents justified the recall based on the governor's position on a number of political issues, including taxes and immigration. The process is unlike other elections: The ballot will ask voters two questions: Do they want to recall Newsom, yes or no? And if more than 50% of voters agree, then, who should replace him? The election says whoever gets the most votes wins – even without a majority. Speaking at a rally in Long Beach Monday night,
California's Newsom votes as recall against him nears end
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom voted to keep himself in office Friday, days before the recall election against him comes to a close. The Democratic governor cast his ballot at an early voting center in Sacramento alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and took a glimpse of her vote. “I think we're gonna be alright," he joked. The last day to vote is Tuesday, and at least a third of California's 22 million registeredThe Democratic governor cast his ballot at an early voting center in Sacramento alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and took a glimpse of her vote.
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Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on the Texas coast
bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Eric Blake, of the National Hurricane Center, forecasted Nicholas will pound parts of the middle and upper Texas coastline with 8 to 16 inches of rain, and isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches are possible. The worry with Nicholas will be how slowly it moves. Storms are moving slower in recent decades, and Nicholas could get stuck between two other weather systems, said Jim Kossin of The Climate Service. In flood-prone Houston, officials worried that heavy rain expected to arrive by Tuesday could inundate streets and flood homes. Authorities deployed rescue vehicles throughout the city and erected barricades at dozens of locations that tend to flood, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
Democrats push for changes to California recall efforts
California Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated a recall election that could have removed him from office, but his Democratic allies in the Legislature already are seeking changes that could make it harder to mount such a challenge in the future. © Provided by Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to the press after visiting with students at Melrose Leadership Academy, a TK-8 school in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, one day after defeating a Republican-led recall effort.
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Democrats to propose tax hikes for wealthy
House Democrats are expected toon the wealthiest Americans and corporations. The effort comes as Democrats search for ways to fund their spending proposals, including a large-scale expansion of the social safety net touching on family care, public education and climate policies. Taken together, the changes would raise about $2.9 trillion in revenue. The proposals would bring back a tiered system for corporate taxes, raising the rate from 21% to 26.5% for corporations that have more than $5 million in annual revenue, while lowering it to 18% for companies that make less than $400,000. Individuals would experience the rate at $400,000; households at $425,000; and married couples at $450,000. For individual high-income earners, the capital gains rate would increase from 20% to 25%, according to the plan. Democrats are expected to bring up the proposals, which they unveiled Monday, in committee on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Newsom's nightmare: How one November day fueled the recall
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a single day last November, two events helped set the course for just the second recall election against a governor in California history: Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with 11 friends and lobbyists at one of the country’s most expensive restaurants as he pleaded with Californians to stay home, while those looking to kick him out of office won four more months to qualify for the ballot. Photos of the maskless dinner showed the Democratic governor going against what he had been urging for months to combat the coronavirus: don’t gather in groups, keep your distance, wear a mask.
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Apple event: Will the iPhone 13 be unveiled?
Fans of the iPhone, mark your calendars. Apple is streaming an event on Tuesday from its California headquarters where(1 p.m. ET, apple.com). Although the invitation for the event, titled "California Streaming," did not specifically include information related to the iPhone, September is typically the time of year when the company has unveiled its latest smartphone. Last month, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said the iPhone 13 will likely see a significant upgrade in storage, up to a maximum of 1 terabyte. Currently, the iPhone 12 Pro has the most storage at 512 GB. Other rumored features include Cinematic Video, which is essentially a version of Portrait Mode for video, as well as the typical upgrade in processing chip to help the device run faster.
What Makes Newsom's Recall Election Different From Davis' 2003 Ouster
A Democratic strategist who advised former California Governor Gray Davis said there are "several" differences between the two gubernatorial recall elections.Newsom and Davis, both Democrats, are the only California governors who have had to defend their seats through a recall election since the state adopted its recall process in 1911. While voters elected to remove Davis from office nearly 18 years ago, South said he believes the September 14 recall election "is going to be a blowout win for Newsom.
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Broadway reopens at full capacity
After being shuttered for 18 months,. Although not all shows plan to re-open in September, many fan favorites such as "Chicago," "Hamilton" and "The Lion King" are among the productions set to see a full house Tuesday. Broadway performances were initially suspended due to COVID 19 on March 12, 2020. At that time, 31 productions were running, including eight new shows in previews. Additionally, eight productions were in rehearsals preparing to open in the spring. Broadway employs nearly 100,000 people and is a critical part of New York City's economy and tourism sector. Before the pandemic, almost 250,000 people were seeing a Broadway show every week.
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EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Nearly 8 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — already have been returned out of 22 million sent to registered voters. The contest unfolded this summer as the nation's most populous state saw a surge in coronavirus infections from the highly contagious delta variant and the return of masks and other restrictions in many places. There have been raging wildfires, crime rates have risen and a homeless crisis persists unabated.