Kentucky County Clerk Who Denied Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Switches To RepublicanUntil Saturday, Kim Davis had been a lifelong Democrat but now she has changed her political affiliation to Republican.
Controversial Term 'Anchor Baby' Drops Onto GOP Presidential CampaignsThe debate over illegal immigration and the birthright citizenship granted to those born in the U.S. was enhanced this week with the use by some Republican presidential candidates of the term “anchor baby.”
California Lawmakers Demand Change To EDD Practice Of Putting Social Security Numbers On DocumentsLawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coming together following a report that revealed the state is putting millions at risk for identity theft by printing full social security numbers on documents being mailed.
California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An HourCalifornia state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a "job killer".
East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job TrainingState Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.
East Bay Congressman Says Letting Patriot Act Expire This Month Would Be A MistakeUnless 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.
U.S. Senate Candidate Apologizes After 'War Cry' In Reference To Native Americans During ConventionU.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez is apologizing after a videotape surfaced showing her making a “whooping cry” in reference to Native Americans during a talk with constituents during the state Democratic Convention in Southern California this weekend.
California Democrats Push Gov. Brown To Demand Water Conservation From Farmers During DroughtCalifornia’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
Two Democrats Blame Rep. Pelosi For Past Electoral Losses; Want Her Out Of Party's LeadershipTwo Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party's leadership team in Congress after big electoral loses last year and in 2010.
Bay Area Billionaire Environmentalist Battling 2016 GOP Hopefuls By Outing Them On Climate ChangeA Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change "hot seat," and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.
California’s 7th District Decides DeSaulnier’s Replacement In Tight, 3-Way State Senate Special ElectionVoters 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.
Congressman Honda Caught On Camera Dozing Off During Homeland Security Spending DiscussionCongressman 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.