President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.
Early returns showed Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman leading the field of 12 candidates competing for a U.S. congressional seat encompassing much of the Northern California coast.
Ten-term Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey announced Monday afternoon she is retiring at the end of her current term.
Bay Area members of Congress are leading the criticism of President Obama, for taking military action in Libya without congressional consent.
California members of the House of Representatives say the shooting of their colleague in Tucson won’t deter them from holding public events.
Democratic outrage is building, especially for Bay Area congressional leaders, over the president’s deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for the preservation of unemployment benefits.