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Senator James Mountain "Jim" Ihnofe (R-Oklahoma), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Wikimedia Commons)

VIDEO: Chair Of Senate Environment Committee Says Only God Can Change Climate

A video of the chair the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee has gone viral because of his statements linking climate change and God.

01/29/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attorney General Kamala Harris To Run For U.S. Senate

California Attorney General Kamala Harris plans to announce on Tuesday that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/12/2015

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senator Boxer Plans Retirement From Senate After Current Term

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.

01/08/2015

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, talks with reporters in the senate subway before sharing a report on the CIA and it's torture methods. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program ‘Far More Brutal’ Than CIA Claimed

American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.

12/09/2014

a joint session of the U.S. Congress on the floor of the House House of Representatives (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP’s Success In House Races Stopped At The California Border

Once again, Republicans are left to ponder what went wrong in California. Democrats ended up winning every competitive California race and even picked up a seat.

11/20/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

Ban On Warrantless Drone Use By Law Enforcement Passes California State Senate

The California State Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would, in most cases, require law enforcement and other government agencies to get a warrant before gathering information with an unmanned aircraft.

08/27/2014

condoms

Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

School desks

Bill Encouraging Alternative To Expelling Students For Willful Defiance Headed To Gov. Brown’s Desk

The state Senate has approved legislation that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities.

08/19/2014

This map shows the planned layout of California after a proposed split into six states. (Six Californias)

Cal Professors Project Results Of ‘6 States’ Voting In California

The plan to split California into six smaller states is likely dead on arrival, and a closer look at the voting patterns in the prospective states illustrates why.

08/13/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November Election

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.

08/13/2014

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