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KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers Amid Leland Yee Scandal

A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

04/04/2014

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the Berkeley Forum on the UC Berkeley campus on March 19, 2014 in Berkeley. Paul addressed the Berkeley Forum and focused on the importance of privacy and curtailing domestic government surveillance. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Slams Obama, Others Over Spying During UC Berkeley Visit

Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s criticisms of President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance disclosures were warmly received on Wednesday at the University of California, Berkeley.

03/19/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful: Time To Change ‘Old, Rich, White Guys’ Brand

While California Republicans came together over the weekend for their biannual convention in solidarity with intentions to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown, the GOP front-runners represent a wide gap within the party.

03/17/2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly  (California State Assembly)

California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Compares Obama To Hitler On Gun Control

A Republican candidate for California governor is comparing President Barack Obama’s gun control policies with those of dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.

03/04/2014

View of counterfeit dollar notes seized by the Department of Criminology (Dirincri) during a presentation to the press in Lima on October 29, 2013. About four million dollars and 422 thousand Euros were seized by the Peruvian Police from a specialized criminal organization. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Tom Steyer’s Big-Dollar Democracy

Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?

02/18/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Bailout Boss Weighs Run For California Governor

Neel Kashkari, the son of Indian immigrants, is considering entering next year’s campaign as the third Republican challenger to Gov. Jerry Brown,

12/04/2013

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Phil Matier: Governor Brown Takes Tough Stance On Anti-Crime Bills

The governor is still facing the federal mandate to reduce the population in state prisons, something he continues to fight.

10/30/2013

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison Realignment

Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.

03/20/2013

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Melissa Griffin: CPAC Speakers Have No California Love

Some of the most conservative members of the Republican party gathered this past weekend for the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC, taking aim at President Obama, the Democrats, each other and the State of California.

03/18/2013

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