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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) jokes with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) during an event announcing him as his running mate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: Romney’s VP Pick Ryan Gets Everyone’s Attention

Now that Mitt Romney has announced the Paul Ryan is his vice presidential pick, both parties are salivating. The move appeals to the Republican base who had been less-than-enthusiastic about their presidential choice until now.


Nancy Pelosi Makes Statement On The Passing Of Adam Yauch

Pelosi Blames House Republicans For Postal Service Default

As the U.S. Postal Service was bracing for its first default on billion dollar loan payments due to the Treasury, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi placed the blame on inaction by the GOP.


Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.


George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers’ Budget Records Offer Incomplete Spending Picture

Budget records released this month by the Assembly should have provided a detailed look at the spending by California lawmakers.

CBS San Francisco–08/13/2011

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Marin Man Facing Charges Over Alleged Threats To Senator Boxer

A San Rafael man is set to be arraigned on charges that he made death threats against Sen. Barbara Boxer.

CBS San Francisco–07/19/2011

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California Redistricting Could Imperil GOP House Seats

Democrats hoping to regain the majority in the House in 2012 might get a strong head start in California, where voters have handed the authority for drawing political boundaries to an independent citizens’ commission.

CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

California Democrats Show Optimism At Annual Convention

California Democrats are feeling optimistic and poised for next year’s presidential battle as party leaders rallied their base at the annual convention in Sacramento.

CBS San Francisco–05/01/2011

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (AP)

Nancy Pelosi Hospitalized In Rome

An Italian news agency reported that U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized briefly in Rome with a minor ailment.

CBS San Francisco–03/21/2011

Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a news conference as Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) look on in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center January 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pelosi: ‘No Regrets’ On Last Day As House Speaker

Democrat Nancy Pelosi said she had no regrets on her last day as House speaker Tuesday, a reign that lasted four years and is ending after the November elections.

CBS San Francisco–01/04/2011