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Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To ‘Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy

The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.

02/12/2014

Clay Aiken (credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

The Outbreak: ‘Idol’ Clay Aiken For Congress + More

Catch the latest “Outbreak” of trending viral videos infecting the net this week

02/07/2014

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on October 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. The hearing's focus was on the Ryan-Republican budget and other Republican proposals to end the Medicare guarantee and their potential impact on seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

East Bay Congressman George Miller Announces His Retirement

East Bay congressman Rep. George Miller announced Monday morning that he plans to retire after serving for 40 years in Congress.

01/13/2014

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls On Congress To Approve Federal Minimum Wage Increase

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco’s Presidio on Sunday.

01/06/2014

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Commuter Check Benefits To Be Slashed In 2014

Starting in 2014, the program that allows Bay Area commuters to use pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for transit and commuting will be slashed nearly in half.

12/26/2013

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop Shortage

Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.

10/30/2013

Congressional candidate Ro Khanna (rokhanna.com)

South Bay Congressional Candidate Lists Twitter Followers As Supporters

The website for Ro Khanna, who is challenging fellow Democrat Representative Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District, turned Twitter followers into supporters.

10/23/2013

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Signs Bill To Avert Default, Open Government

President Barack Obama has signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

10/16/2013

U.S. Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day October 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Reaches Deal To End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States’ borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

10/16/2013

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