Tom McClintock Survives Challenge To Win 6th Term In Congress, AP PredictsCongressman Tom McClintock survived a tough campaign challenge from Democrat Jessica Morse and was re-elected to a sixth term in California's District 4, the Associated Press is predicting.
GOP, Democrats Dodge Disaster In California Primaries Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall.
3 House Republicans From California Vote 'No' On Tax ReformThe House of Representatives passed major tax reform legislation Thursday, despite 13 House Republicans joining all House Democrats to oppose the bill.
November Congressional Races Become Intraparty Showdowns Under California RulesCalifornia's revamped primary system, approved by voters in 2010, allows the top two candidates regardless of political affiliation to advance to the general election. The idea is to fight polarization by making them appeal to a wider pool of voters.
Candidates From Same Party Competing In Calif. House Racesnder California's primary system, the top two candidates regardless of political affiliation move on to the general election, leading to cases in which candidates will be facing members of their own party this November.
Yosemite National Park Celebrates 150th AnniversaryYosemite National Park is celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant Act, which protected Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove.
Rim Fire Prompts Calls For Opening National Forests To Logging“It's devastating because you may have a community of 3,000 people and 300 of them are working in or related to the saw mill,” said David Bischel with the California Forestry Association.