Video Roundup: The speaker giveth…

The speaker giveth, and the speaker taketh away. Karen bass rescinded 5 percent pay increases for more than 130 staffers out of fear those pay hikes could be used in a campaign against the May 19 initiatives.

Speaking of May 19, the governor’s campaign team launched its first ad of the election season, seemingly targeting white dudes who play baseball. And guess who’s not in it.

Hey, the governor had no time to shoot campaign commercials. He was too busy Twittering with Bill Bradley.

Of course, not everyone was impressed.

And from our Like It Or Not Files, Gavin Newsom had a campaign of his own to launch, with this Internet ad promoting his candidacy for governor.


While Gavin checked in to the govenror’s race, John Garamendi checked out, and announced his candidacy for Congress. John Garamendi Announced his candidacy for Congress, placing his gubernatorial ambitions on hold.

Meanwhile, the Villariagosa vs. Cedillo rivalry continues, and the Los Angeles Mayor endorsed Judy Chu for Congress Wednesday.

From our national affairs desk, John Stewart may be a “disappointed Jew,” but Karl Rove and Dick Cheney have “Balzheimer’s Disease”

Maybe not in that order.

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