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Nancy Pelosi Makes Statement On The Passing Of Adam Yauch

Pelosi’s Leadership Crucial As Fiscal Cliff Bill Heads To Divided House

In a New Year’s Day drama that climaxed in the middle of the night, the Senate endorsed legislation negating a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts by 89-8 early Tuesday.

01/01/2013

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

New Bay Area Congressman Eager To Tackle Fiscal Cliff

Eric Swalwell said he would be happy to bring small town solutions he learned while serving as a Dublin City Councilman to Washington.

12/26/2012

Ed Lee

SF Mayor Lee Says Going Over Fiscal Cliff Means Loss Of Medical Funding

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee weighs in on how a plunge over the “fiscal cliff” could impact local health services.

12/25/2012

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Congresswoman: Democrats Won’t Budge In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Congresswoman Barbara Lee remains cautiously optimistic that a deal will get done before the New Year’s deadline.

12/10/2012

U.S. Capitol

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Threatens California’s Recovery, Jobs

Officials are warning that California’s economic recovery could come to a halt if Congress and President Barack Obama are unable to avert the “fiscal cliff.”

12/07/2012

July 31: Just before the nation almost defaulted on its debt, President Obama and Congress worked out a deal to raise the debt limit. The plan called for lower spending without raising taxes. Another result of the debates created the “Super Committee,” a panel of six members from the House of Representatives and six from the Senate, whose goal was to reduce the budget by $1.5 trillion. The committee failed to reach an agreement in late November. (Photo credit by  Roger L. Wollenberg/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: What Are The Odds Of A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Last week marked the first post-election meeting between Pres. Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the Fiscal Cliff, and its outcome was described by participants as constructive. But, is that indicative of a looming deal – or are we still on the edge of the cliff?

11/19/2012

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives for a news conference to introduce 37 of the newly-elected House Democratic Members at the U.S. Capitol November 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pelosi Looks To Stay On As Minority Leader For New Session Of Congress

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday she will be looking to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House.

11/14/2012

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. (D-San Francisco). (Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Pelosi To Address House Leadership Position

With the November 2012 election nearly a week old in the record books, one question lingers: what is the future for Rep. Nancy Pelosi? Will the popular Bay Area lawmaker retain her role as Minority Leader of the Republican-controlled United States House of Representatives?

11/12/2012

David Petraeus (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

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

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