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  • California environmental group names its favorites for 2012 legislative races

     
    Filing hasn’t even begun for next year’s candidates for the state Legislature, but many races already are well underway, and the California League of Conservation Voters isn’t letting any grass grow under its feet either. The league on...
  • Senate to examine child abuse laws in wake of Penn State scandal

     
    The Penn State child sex-abuse scandal has prompted calls for a Senate committee hearing on whether stronger laws are needed to protect children from child abuse and neglect....
  • No contempt charges recommended in Sen. Ted Stevens prosecution

     
    An independent investigation of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' prosecution finds concealment of evidence but does not recommend contempt prosecutions, a report reveals. That report was silent, however, on whether the Justice Department attorneys involved in the...
  • New drilling could bring highway money, GOP leaders say

     
    Congressional Republican leaders are drafting legislation that would steer money from new offshore energy production into highway construction....
  • 2 new developments in drama over political redistricting

     
    There were a couple of big developments Wednesday in the ongoing drama surrounding California’s new political district maps. The secretary of state said there are enough signatures to send a Republican-led referendum effort to overturn state...
  • Did Sarah Palin mistakenly attribute a quote to John Wooden?

     
    BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said a notable impassioned quote about the importance of land to Americans. Besides being a legendary basketball coach, the late, great John Wooden was also an inspirational...
  • Bias on death row? North Carolina lawmakers now not so sure

     
    Death penalty bias: North Carolina legislators have approved a bill that critics say would effectively repeal a 2009 law that allows death-row inmates to use statistics on racial bias to challenge their prosecutions....
  • Sen. Rockefeller says media is 'dumbed down' at FCC hearing

     
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) used a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing for two new nominees to the Federal Communications Commission as a platform to do some media bashing. At the end of Wednesday's two-hour confirmation hearing for Democrat...
  • Darrell Steinberg affirms support for Fran Pavley

     
    As former Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg mulls over a run for state Senate, Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has sent an email to his caucus stating his support for the current incumbent, Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills). The irony is that......
  • Technology: Comcast, Time Warner officially give up on wireless

     
    Verizon Wireless' announcement Friday that it was buying the airwaves previously gobbled up by the country's leading cable TV operators confirmed at least one truism: Never count on the cable industry to make a big, bold investment in technology....
  • Unions survive anti-labor push in New Hampshire

     
    Unions survived an anti-labor push in NH, their second victory in as many months...