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(L-R) Eric Swalwell, Rep. Pete Stark (CBS)

Newcomer Swalwell Unseats Longtime East Bay Lawmaker Stark

Voters in the newly redrawn 15th Congressional District tossed out Rep. Pete Stark on Tuesday in favor of a more moderate Democrat, Alameda County prosecutor Eric Swalwell.

11/07/2012

Our 42nd President of The United States

Bill Clinton Rallies Students At UC Davis

Former President Bill Clinton is imploring California university students to vote for Democrats this November, acting in what he says are their own best interests.

10/09/2012

A California polling place

Phil Matier: Independent Voters No Strangers To Bay Area

You wouldn’t necessarily know it considering all of the politically charged rhetoric in the Bay Area during the recent Republican and Democratic party conventions, but it turns out there’s a sizable number of voters who consider themselves Independents.

09/10/2012

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.

08/16/2012

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.

08/01/2012

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.

07/16/2012

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.

07/13/2012

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

ballot box

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

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