Republicans

Republican presidential candidates arrive on stage for the Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. From left are:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie;  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio;  retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.  AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Candidates Discuss Kate Steinle’s Death, Sanctuary City Policy In Thursday’s Debate

Republicans running for president discussed the topic of sanctuary cities and the death of Pleasanton resident Kate Steinle as they faced off for the first debate of the 2016 election cycle.

08/07/2015

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GOP Could Suffer Fallout If Supreme Court Rules To Eliminate Obamacare For Millions

A Supreme Court ruling due in late June could wipe out health insurance for millions. Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican governors.

05/25/2015

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IRS Cutbacks Resulted In 8 Million Hang Ups On Callers This Tax Season

The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services. The agency’s budget has been cut by $1.2 billion since 2010.

04/22/2015

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Most Americans Now Support Same-Sex Marriage, Survey Finds

In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it’s now favored by clear majority of Americans.

03/05/2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Tells GOP Convention Goers Republicans Shouldn’t Rush To Pick 2016 Presidential Candidate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed about 500 lunch guests Saturday at the California Republican Party’s convention in Sacramento.

02/28/2015

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Pelosi Trying To Stop GOP Push To Lower Nutritional Standards For School Lunches

House Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is “unacceptable.”

12/05/2014

Brown v. Kashkari

Gov. Brown Agrees To 1 Debate With Kashkari; Republican Asked For 10

California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to one debate with his Republican rival, Neel Kashkari, in the 2014 governor’s race. The Republican candidate had asked to debate the incumbent 10 times.

08/19/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Tea Party Candidate Resists GOP’s Slump

This week the Tea Party took some hits nationally by losing several primary battles against the GOP establishment, but a California Tea Party Republican continues to lead as the Republican candidate for governor.

05/23/2014

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

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