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  • Obama, lampooning GOP, calls for hike in minimum wage

    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that Republicans were "not necessarily coldhearted" in their policies but then devoted much of his speech at the University of Michigan to lampooning GOP opposition to his views on economic issues,...
  • Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois

    Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage may not be popular with Republicans in Congress, but he’s betting it will be with his real target, the Democratic voters he hopes to turn out in the...
  • Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
  • Are the Democrats doomed?

    Are the Democrats doomed?
    This year was always going to be a difficult one for Democrats, as they battle to keep their five-seat majority in the Senate. But in recent months, the political landscape has grown bleaker. Let's start with the basics: Democrats have more seats at...
  • Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for N.H. Senate run

    Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for N.H. Senate run
    WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown finally took the plunge. And this time he kept his shirt on. The former senator from Massachusetts, after keeping politicos in Washington and his newly adopted home state of New Hampshire guessing for months, announced Friday...
  • 21 candidates file for retiring Waxman's congressional seat

    21 candidates file for retiring Waxman's congressional seat
    Twenty-one would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman completed the paperwork to run for the seat he is giving up when his term ends, according to Los Angeles County elections officials. The field to succeed Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) includes 11...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting

    State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting
    SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" — who insisted...
  • California Republicans see a way back to relevance in Legislature

    California Republicans see a way back to relevance in Legislature
    SACRAMENTO - A cherry farmer from the San Joaquin Valley holds the key to California Republicans' hopes of loosening Democrats' grip on the state Legislature. Andy Vidak, a Republican who owns an orchard in Kings County, stunned both parties last year...
  • 'Dark' campaign money needs a little light

    'Dark' campaign money needs a little light
    There's bipartisan agreement in California's Capitol that hiding the identities of political fat cats is bad for democracy. In deciding how to vote, a citizen needs to know who's bankrolling a candidate or a ballot measure. That's what most of these...
  • Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker

    Democrats' chances in this fall's Senate elections just turned a little bleaker
    In a column last weekend, I warned that the Democrats’ chances of keeping control of the Senate this year look increasingly bleak. That wasn’t a value judgment on my part, merely an assessment of the political landscape. Some readers were...
  • 4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections

    4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections
    At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss. Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...