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Immigrants rights activists gather to celebrate U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration policy. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill That Leaves Obama’s Immigration Reforms Intact

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration’s new immigration policy.

12/13/2014

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Pelosi Trying To Stop GOP Push To Lower Nutritional Standards For School Lunches

House Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is “unacceptable.”

12/05/2014

a joint session of the U.S. Congress on the floor of the House House of Representatives (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP’s Success In House Races Stopped At The California Border

Once again, Republicans are left to ponder what went wrong in California. Democrats ended up winning every competitive California race and even picked up a seat.

11/20/2014

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2014 General Election: Bay Area, California, Nationwide Election Results

Find results from every race in the Bay Area and California, along with links to coverage of national races.

11/04/2014

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Phil Matier: California’s Election Day Races With Nationwide Interest

Phil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California’s state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher’s union has decided to endorse.

11/04/2014

A man casts his ballot on Election Day. (Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

California The Least Democrat-Friendly State On The West Coast?

If you’re planning to run for office with a donkey on your campaign flyer you are better off gracing the ballot in Washington or Oregon than California, according to new rankings from The Hill.

10/27/2014

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Former SF First Lady: Young, ‘Hot’ Women Should Be Excused From Jury Duty To Spend Time On Tinder

One-time first lady of San Francisco Kimberly Guilfoyle, now Fox News host, offered an interesting, perhaps offensive, explanation for why young, single women tend to vote for Democrats, and why they should be excused from jury service.

10/23/2014

Demonstrators greet Hillary Clinton as she arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Monday, October 20th, 2014. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Hillary Clinton Warns Democrats Against Complacency At San Francisco Fundraiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

10/20/2014

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Democratic State Sen. Ben Hueso Arrested For DUI In Sacramento

The California Highway Patrol said Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso has been arrested on charges of drunken driving early Friday morning.

08/22/2014

Voter stickers are seen on a desk at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Top-Two Primary Yields Surprising Races

The first gubernatorial primary under California’s new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second, pitting a state lawmaker who is a tea party favorite against a socially moderate investment banker making his first run for public office.

06/02/2014

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