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2012 election

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Changes To California’s Election System Produced More Competitive Races, Record Turnover

For the first time, California had an open primary system in which the top two candidates, regardless of party, advanced to November. And they ran in districts drawn by a nonpartisan commission instead of by lawmakers protecting their own safe seats.

11/09/2012

California State Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Darrell Steinberg in the Senate chambers. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Supermajority Poses Its Own Set of Problems For California Legislature

The possibility that a supermajority of Democrats will control both houses of the California Legislature does not guarantee an end to the gridlock in Sacramento.

11/09/2012

White House Situation Room (credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Making The Grade

Mitt Romney recently gave President Barack Obama and F on foreign policy. This from the guy who said he would not go in to Pakistan to get bin Laden, the very place bin Laden was […]

06/05/2012

Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Obama’s Kill List

News broke on Monday of what is being called “Obama’s kill list” of terrorists targeted in drone attacks around the globe. President Obama is playing the final role of decider in the Pentagon’s campaign to […]

06/05/2012

Mitt Romney (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: TGIO: Thank God It’s Over

On Tuesday night, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee to contest the incumbent, President Barack Obama, in 2012. We have known for some time that Romney was going to […]

06/05/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Revisiting Obama’s Rev. Wright Controversy

Many believe that President Barack Obama’s past connection to Reverend Jeremiah Wright – and the influence the reverend may have had on the president’s way of thinking – should be dropped from presidential campaign discussions […]

06/05/2012

Mitt Romney (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Rebirth Of The Birthers Aborted By Romney

There have been several controversies surrounding President Barack Obama in recent days that should have given “the right” and Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, opportunities to put Obama in a negative light. Yet, […]

05/24/2012

Mitt Romney

Romney Takes Step Ahead, But Republican Race Still Wide Open

With a narrow primary win in his home state of Michigan and a more comfortable victory in the Arizona Republican presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has maintained his shaky front-runner status.

02/29/2012

(AP)

Dominican, St. Mary’s Vying To Host Presidential Debate

Two San Francisco Bay area schools are on a list of 12 colleges and universities vying to host a presidential debate next year.

CBS San Francisco–04/03/2011

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