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Talking Politics: An Unsweet Sixteen Versus The Donald; City Cyclists Keep On Rollin’

Topic A among politics analysts remains Donald Trump’s surprising rise in national voter-opinion polls… In San Francisco, bicyclists demand the freedom to roll past stop signs.

08/02/2015

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San Mateo Moves To All-Mail Election In November

San Mateo County is on its way to become the first county in California to hold a countywide all-mailed ballot election, city officials announced Friday.

08/02/2015

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Should Twitter, Facebook Be Held Liable For A Terrorist Attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.

07/24/2015

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Apple, Levi Strauss Throw Support Behind LGBT Equality Act Introduced To Congress

A bill introduced in Congress Thursday by Nancy Pelosi and other members that pushes for equality for members of the LGBT community is getting support from tech giant Apple.

07/23/2015

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House Passes Bill To Block Funding For Cities That Shield Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Convictions

The House has approved legislation aimed at punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” like San Francisco that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

07/23/2015

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White House Threatens To Veto Bill That Would Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

An Obama administration statement says the legislation being voted on Thursday would threaten civil rights by allowing law enforcement officials to gather immigration status information from any person at any time.

07/23/2015

Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush takes an Uber ride during his San Francisco visit. (CBS)

Jeb Bush Takes Uber To San Francisco Startup During Bay Area Visit

It wasn’t quite hipster Jeb Bush who arrived at a San Francisco startup— via ride-share service Uber— but the Republican presidential contender did his best Thursday to show he’s not part of what he called the ho-hum stagnation of Washington.

07/16/2015

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California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To Governor

A controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.

06/29/2015

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No Change To California’s Congressional Districts After Supreme Court Ruling

In what’s seen as a big victory for campaign reformers, the Supreme Court has upheld Arizona congressional districts drawn by an independent commission, which in turn upholds California’s.

06/29/2015

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Anti-Gay ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ Not Heading For CA Ballots After Judge Rules Murderous Proposal Unconstitutional

A Superior Court judge has ruled the “Sodomite Suppression Act” proposed ballot initiative that called for the murder of gays is unconstitutional, effectively preventing the hate-filled bill from going before California voters.

06/23/2015

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