Senator Dianne Feinstein


CBS 5 Poll: Prop. 29 Tobacco Tax Way Too Close To Call

With five days remaining until the deadline for voting, Proposition 29 may pass narrowly or may not pass, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll released Thursday.



Feinstein Wants California Legislators To Curb Abusive Lawsuits Over ADA

The senator said she is concerned that some lawyers are taking advantage of small businesses by filing lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act.


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SF Mayor Lee Drives Muni Streetcar As System Celebrates 100 Years

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was behind the controls of a Muni streetcar as he drove past and present city dignitaries for the kickoff of the transportation system’s Centennial Celebration.


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Blue Shield Rate Hike Fuels California Campaign For Insurance Reform

Health insurance premiums for more than 300,000 Blue Shield customers in California went up eight percent under a rate increase that took effect Thursday.


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Feinstein Urges Brown To Fold High-Speed Rail Authority

Dianne Feinstein said she is concerned the state will lose out on federal funding if the leadership is not changed.


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Bay Area Gays Applaud: Obama Won’t Defend DOMA, Feinstein Seeks Repeal

In a major policy reversal being cheered by the gay community in the Bay Area, the Obama administration said Wednesday it would no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.

CBS San Francisco–02/23/2011


California Senator Sees Dim Prospects For Stronger Gun Control Laws

Legislation to outlaw gun clips such as the one allegedly used to by Jared Loughner in the deadly Arizona shootings that injured a congresswoman would be more difficult to pass than the expired ban on assault weapons, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday.


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Feinstein Wants To Charge WikiLeaks Founder With Espionage

California Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for espionage.