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California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both Houses

Republican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

11/07/2014

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Richard Dreyfuss: Politics Should Be Noble Calling

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss told California lawmakers he hopes the American public will once again view politics as a noble calling.

08/21/2014

Issa said Tim Donnely's comments linking Republican Indian-American Neel Kashkari to Islamic law was "hateful and ignorant garbage." (Getty Images)

Issa Condemns Donnelly’s Comments On Islamic Law

Gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly tried to link his Republican rival, Indian-American Neel Kashkari, to Islamic law.

05/08/2014

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Court To Weigh Challenge To Ban On Campaign Lies

As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.

04/16/2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tells California GOP the old primary system was a "disaster." (Getty Images)

RNC Chairman: Primary Changes Will Rebuild GOP

Reince Priebus tells California Republicans moving up the national convention will help GOP candidate in 2016.

03/15/2014

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Embattled State Sen. Ron Calderon Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence

A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.

03/02/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Off On $687 Million Drought Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to provide immediate relief to drought-stricken communities.

03/01/2014

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California Governor Jerry Brown Announces Gubernatorial Re-election Bid

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday he will seek re-election this year, an expected step into a contest in which he is the favorite.

02/27/2014

Competing political pressures are fighting to gain control during California's water crisis. (Getty Images)

California Water Politics Complicate Brown’s Decisions

Political and environmental pressures intersect in water crisis.

02/16/2014

"After Midnight" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

American Idol Runner-Up Clay Aiken Running For N.C. Congress Seat

Aiken announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers.

02/05/2014

3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Roderick Wright be ousted from the state senate. (Getty Images)

GOP Lawmakers Say Convicted Senator Should Resign

3 Republican lawmakers are demanding Sen. Roderick Wright be expelled or forced to resign.

02/05/2014

Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

State Senate Bill Would Reduce Attorneys’ Challenges To Potential Jurors

Each side currently can use up to 10 peremptory challenges, which allow attorneys to dismiss prospective jurors without stating a specific reason.

01/28/2014

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