Congress

Eric Swalwell

East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A Mistake

Unless there’s an 11th-hour deal, portions of the Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of this month. East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell is concerned about what that could mean for national security.

05/25/2015

phone

IRS Cutbacks Resulted In 8 Million Hang Ups On Callers This Tax Season

The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services. The agency’s budget has been cut by $1.2 billion since 2010.

04/22/2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Asks Congress To Renew $105 Billion Transportation Bill To Help Fund BART Extension

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors president Dave Cortese took part in a rally at San Jose State University Thursday to urge Congress to renew a $105 billion national transportation bill that expires next month.

04/09/2015

The face of Julian Assange the founder of the website specialised in publishing secret documents WikiLeaks. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Creating Secret Encyclopedia Of US Spy Programs

Trying to get a handle on hundreds of sensitive, closely held surveillance programs, a Senate committee is compiling a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection. Senator Dianne Feinstein initiated the effort in 2013.

04/08/2015

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

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong on November 4, 2013. Schmidt shared his insight on entrepreneurship and engaged in a conversation with local students and young entrepreneurs. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Exec Eric Schmidt Urges Congress For More H-1B Visas, Says It Would Help Economy

The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on.

03/18/2015

Voters at the Polls

California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special Election

Voters in California’s 7th District head to the polls for a special election Tuesday, to decide a new state Senator since Mark DeSaulnier was elected to replace retired veteran Congressman George Miller.

03/17/2015

U.S. Representative Mike Honda

Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending Discussion

Congressman Mike Honda was in a nearly empty House Chamber listening to a California colleague speak on Homeland Security spending when he fell asleep on camera.

03/03/2015

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FCC To Rule On Net Neutrality, Tighter Restrictions On Internet Providers

The new rule would prevent Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. from intentionally blocking or slowing Web traffic.

02/26/2015

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

President Obama State Of The Union To Press Middle Class Proposals In Front Of Skeptical GOP Majority

President Barack Obama was scheduled to give his sixth State Of The Union address Tuesday night, but for the first time before a Republican-controlled Congress.

01/20/2015

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