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  • NRA opposition may sink Obama's surgeon general nominee

    NRA opposition may sink Obama's surgeon general nominee
    WASHINGTON — Intense opposition from the National Rifle Assn. has all but doomed prospects for President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, officials said Saturday as pro-gun Senate Democrats peeled away from the White House on a volatile issue in...
  • Gov. Brown takes swipes at GOP, praises labor unions

    Gov. Brown takes swipes at GOP, praises labor unions
    SACRAMENTO -- Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown gave a rousing pro-worker speech to a ballroom filled with union representatives Monday night, thanking organized labor for helping pass his vote-approved tax hike in 2012 and worker's compensation reform and...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words

    Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words
    WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than...
  • Campaign donor, affirmative action bills go down without supermajority

    Campaign donor, affirmative action bills go down without supermajority
    SACRAMENTO — The Democrats' loss of a legislative supermajority stifled their push to change California's campaign finance and affirmative action laws Monday, potentially foreshadowing a return to partisan battles over their other priorities, such...
  • Tim Donnelly gets 'unofficial' endorsement at GOP convention

    Tim Donnelly gets 'unofficial' endorsement at GOP convention
    BURLINGAME, Calif. -- The audience reaction told the story: For Neel Kashkari, polite applause; for his GOP gubernatorial rival, Tim Donnelly, a prolonged roar of cheers. With that, hundreds of Republicans wrapped up the state GOP convention near the...
  • Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee

    Senate rejects Obama's civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
  • Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate

    Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate
    SACRAMENTO — An attempt by California lawmakers to curb anonymous political donations, sometimes hidden behind secretive out-of-state groups, will test Democrats' ability to have their way without a supermajority. Dark money, as such contributions...
  • At low point for state GOP, gubernatorial rivals make their pitches

    At low point for state GOP, gubernatorial rivals make their pitches
    BURLINGAME, Calif. — The two leading candidates to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid put their clashing brands of conservatism on display Saturday at a state Republican convention where party loyalists conceded their election prospects...
  • Condoleezza Rice analyzes Ukraine crisis at California GOP convention

    Condoleezza Rice analyzes Ukraine crisis at California GOP convention
    BURLINGAME, Calif. — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that the crisis unfolding in the Ukraine was the direct result of Russian control of oil in that region of the world and emphasized that the United States needed to...
  • Obama orders deportation review, seeks more humane enforcement

    Obama orders deportation review, seeks more humane enforcement
    WASHINGTON - President Obama is directing top immigration officials to review U.S. deportation practices to see whether they can be carried out "more humanely" while still enforcing the laws on the books. In an evening meeting with Latino lawmakers,...
  • Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid

    Ukraine loans stalled in Congress for reasons unrelated to aid
    WASHINGTON - Even areas of agreement in Congress get snarled in political gamesmanship. That's what's happening to a $1-billion Ukraine loan package that has widespread support, but is stalled by a partisan fight over other issues, including the...