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SCCDP Endorses Chavez for Supervisor

The Democratic Party has endorsed former San Jose Vice Mayor for the Special Election to fill the Board of Supervisors seat in District 2. 

President Nominates Tom Perez as Labor Secretary

President Obama has nominated Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor. Perez, the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, currently heads the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. As...

Dianne Feinstein takes on rookie Senator in assault weapons debate

During a Senate Judiciary Committee debate over an assault weapons ban, Senator Dianne Feinstein dismissed a lecture on the Constitution by new Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying, "I...

Pelosi Backs Minimum Wage Hike

Citing the gap between the recent rally on Wall Street and stagnant workers' wages, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urged lawmakers to increase the minimum wage, backing a bill by...

Jerry HIll Moves on Caltrain Electrification

Peninsula State Senator Jerry Hill introduced a bill last Friday seeking to guarantee funding to electrify Caltrain.  Hill's bill would ensure that money set aside for Caltrain...

Kerry Demands Action on Climate Change

In his first public address as Secretary of State, John Kerry urged swift action on climate change, saying “If we waste this opportunity, it may be the only thing our generation — generations...

Democrats invite gun violence victims to attend State of the Union; Republicans ask Ted Nugent

Democratic members of Congress have invited several Sandy Hook survivors...

Obama Nominates REI Exec to Head Interior

President Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, a former oil company executive and longtime outdoor enthusiast to head the Department of the Interior. Jewell, CEO of REI, the giant recreational...

Democrats Fast-Track Violence Against Women Act

Pushing back against Congressional Republicans whose ideological objections have sidelined funding for critical domestic violence programs, Senate Democrats have succeeded in gaining enough...

President Obama launches Immigration Reform Initiative in Las Vegas

President Obama unveiled his vision for immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas, Nev., telling Congress that he will send them his own bill and call for a vote if they don't move fast. "...

John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State

Former presidential candidate and decorated Vietnam veteran Senator John Kerry has been confirmed as Secretary of State, replacing the departing  Hillary Clinton. A longtime member and...

As Promised, Dianne Feinstein Unveils Assault Weapons Ban

During a lengthy and at times emotionally wrenching news conference, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday announced legislation that would ban the sale and manufacture of 157...

Jerry Brown Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address Thursday morning, one that expressed satisfaction with the state's progress so far under his leadership and optimism about...

Jerry Brown Pushes for Pathway to Citizenship

Jerry Brown has vowed to play a personal role in the debate over national immigration reform. In a statement released by his office, Governor Brown asserted that he will push for a "pathway...

President Obama Unveils Plan to Combat Gun Violence

Vowing to use "whatever weight this office holds," President Obama launched a major new effort to combat gun violence, including...

Governor Brown Says California's Budget Hole is Gone

Governor Jerry Brown announced that California's deficit has been erased for the first time since the recession, although he acknowledged that the state still faces financial risk. Despite...

Former OMB Man Jack Lew Nominated for Treasury

President Obama nominated his chief of staff, Jack Lew, to replace Tim Geithner, who is resigning his post as Treasury Secretary. Lew...

Obama Taps Hagel, Brennan for Top Posts at Defense, CIA

President Obama today nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense and tapped current counterterrorism advisor John Brennan to head the CIA.  Hagel, a Republican, left the...

Dianne Feinstein Calls for Ban on Assault Weapons

Offering President Obama “a bill to lead on,” Senator Dianne Feinsein announced that she will introduce an assault weapons ban on the first day of the new Congress. The legislation would ban...

President Obama: "Right to Work" laws mean "right to work for less money"

Speaking to workers at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Michigan, President Obama condemned so-called "right to work" laws as harmful to a strong middle class. Taking away the right to...

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