Politics

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Military Leaders Express Concerns Over Lifting Ban On Transgender People Serving In Armed Forces

U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say.

03/25/2015

A supporter of same-sex marriage holds American and gay pride flags.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Reportedly Moving To Block ‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is reportedly moving to prevent a ballot proposal criminalizing sodomy and allowing the death penalty for anyone who “touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” from ever appearing on the California ballot, according to Patrick McGreevy of the Los Angeles Times.

03/25/2015

A $20 bill imagined with Harriet Tubman (CBS NEWS)

Which Woman Should Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill?

Barbara Ortiz Howard is on a mission to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.

03/25/2015

Cardinals Enter the Sistine Chapel for the Conclave

After SF Cathedral Skewered For Dousing Homeless With Water, Pope Launches Homeless Tours Of Sistine Chapel

Just a week after San Francisco Catholic leaders were forced to issue an apology for installing sprinklers to douse the homeless sleeping in St. Mary’s Cathedral doorsteps, Pope Francis has gone the other direction, inviting the homeless to tour the Sistine Chapel.

03/25/2015

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Family Of Terminally Ill Woman Who Ended Her Life Unveiling New Video To Support Right-To-Die Law In California

The family of Brittany Maynard will release a new video recorded before her death of her testimony in support of California’s proposed aid-in-dying legislation ahead of a committee vote Wednesday.

03/25/2015

Alisa Rosillo of Concord taking care of her sons. (CBS)

East Bay Mom Hopes Her Bill Will Improve Access For Her Wheelchair-Bound Sons

Twenty-five years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, an East Bay mom is hoping to fine-tune the law so people with disabilities truly have equal access.

03/24/2015

An artist’s rendition of Coliseum City development that includes new stadiums for the A’s and Raiders at the current Coliseum site. (City of Oakland)

Alameda County Supes Working With Oakland, Development Firm To Keep A’s, Raiders, Warriors In Town

Alameda County supervisors hope new negotiations between the county, the city of Oakland and a development firm yield a plan to keep all three Oakland sports teams at the existing Oakland Coliseum site without spending taxpayer money on stadium construction, the supervisors said at their meeting Tuesday.

03/24/2015

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi attends Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 18, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Bennett)

As She Turns 75, Pelosi’s Odds Of Regaining Speakership Becoming ‘Terribly Unlikely’

KCBS political analyst Marc Sandalow says it’s unlikely Rep. Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again and explains why.

03/24/2015

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

West Coast Congress Members Want $16.1M For Early Quake Warning System

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.

03/24/2015

Ruchi Pandya of San Jose meets with President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair on March 23, 2015. (White House)

San Jose Student Shows Off Potentially Life-Saving Invention At White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama hosted a science fair at the White House on Monday. The president saw 35 projects from student teams from across the country who won various competitions, and one of those students is from the Bay Area.

03/23/2015