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Jerry Brown signs bill expanding access to safe abortion

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation expanding access to safe, early abortion, defying a nationwide trend in restricting abortion access. The bill, authored by San Diego Democratic...

Obama Nominates Janet Yellen for Fed Chair

President Obama has chosen Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, currently number two at the Fed, has widespread support from the liberal community...

Obama: Government funding already at Republican levels

President Obama used his address to FEMA employees this week to remind the country that, despite Republican complaints that Democrats refuse to compromise, the government is already being...

Republicans Shut Down Gov't, But Can't Stop Obamacare

Republicans succeeded in shutting down the federal government, closing parks and museums, laying off hundreds of thousands of federal workers, and shuttering agencies from NASA to the...

Obama Administration Extends Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers

The Obama administration has announced that it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s nearly two million home care workers. Under the new rule, home care aides,...

Governor Brown Supports Hike in Minimum Wage

Governor Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to approve a hike in California's minimum wage to $10 an hour, saying he supported an amended bill by Watsonville Assemblyman Luis Alejo that would raise...

President Obama Honors 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech

President Obama joined civil rights leaders and past presidents to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a milestone of the civil rights era during which Martin Luther King,...

Barbara Boxer Calls for Increased Minimum Wage

Senator Barbara Boxer called for an increase to the national minimum wage as a way to close the widening gap between rich and poor in the U.S. "People are struggling," she told MSNBC.  “We...

President Obama Aims to Lower College Costs

President Obama unveiled plans to make college more accountable and more affordable with a new, comprehensive rating system designed to hold colleges and universities accountable for their...

Cindy Chavez Sworn in as County Supervisor

An overflow crowd came out to see Cindy Chavez sworn in as County Supervisor August 20, spilling out of not just one, but two auditoriums. Rep. Zoe Lofgren administered the Oath of Office....

Honda Says, "Scrap the Cap"

At a time when some are talking about scaling back Social Security, Representative Mike Honda is calling for expanding the program. Saying it's time to "scrap the cap" on income on which...

Justice Department Takes on Harsh Sentencing Guidelines

In a bid to reduce overcrowding in the federal prison system, Attorney General Eric Holder has proposed reforming harsh mandatory minimum sentences for some drug crimes, including diverting...

Honda Convenes STEM Panel

Executives from local tech giants like Intel and Cisco Systems gathered in Santa Clara to brainstorm ways to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for young...

FPPC Complaint Against Teresa Alvarado

The FPPC is investigating a complaint against Teresa Alvarado for illegal coordination of campaign activities with the Silicon Valley Chamber PAC.

President Obama Acts on Climate Change

President Obama outlined his plans for decisive action on climate change in a speech before students at Georgetown University. Bypassing a stalemated Congress, the president's executive...

Kamala Harris Meets with DA's on Gun Control

San Jose's Jeff Rosen was among a group of district attorneys from around the state who met with California's Attorney General Kamala Harris to discuss ways of reducing gun violence through...

Jerry Brown to College Grads: Tackle Climate Change!

Urging students at U.C. Berkeley to be "active citizens," Governor Jerry Brown used his commencement address as a call to action on climate change.  "Of course the changes in our in our...

Nora Campos Questions PUC Record on Safety

In the wake of the tragic limousine fire that killed five women, members of a legislative subcommittee have voted to strip the California Public Utilities Commission of its budget and force a...

Obama Nominates Foxx as Transportation Secretary

Saying he wants to get Americans back to work rebuilding the country's infrastructure, President Obama nominated Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx to replace the outgoing Ray LaHood as...

Videos from 2013 California Democratic Convention

Relive this year's California Democratic Party Convention.  If you weren't able to make it to Sacramento or want to rewatch some of your favorite moments, visit the...

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