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Democratic megadonor won’t run, will keep doing what he’s doing

Tom Steyer walks from the podium after speaking at a news conference in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.
Tom Steyer walks from the podium after speaking at a news conference in Washington, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. AP

In case you missed it:

Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer won’t run in 2018, but leaves the door open for 2020.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier tweets that “an army of women would fight for” Oprah if she ran for president in 2020.

Continuing our series, here are five things you need to know about Gavin Newsom.

Women lawmakers joined the #WhyWeWearBlack protest at the California Capitol.

Republican Rep. Ed Royce is retiring from the House after 2018. Democrats see their chances to flip his Orange County seat as getting better.

From the opinion pages:

Jeff Sessions used to be a champion of states’ rights. Then California legalized weed, writes UC Berkeley’s Erwin Chemerinsky.

The Editorial Board lays out what Congress must do as Trump targets Salvadoran immigrants.

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg contends that California’s traffic fines prey on the poor.

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