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President Obama Holds Firm on Fiscal Cliff

No more hostage-taking.  That was the clear message sent by President Obama in a speech to business leaders this week reiterating his insistence that taxes must go up for those making more...

States Stand to Gain from Obamacare

While some Republican governors have complained that expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people will cost too much, most states will actually come out ahead, according to a joint...

Dems Get Supermajority in State Legislature

Democrats appear to have picked up a 2/3 supermajority in the both the State Senate and Assembly, giving them the ability to raise taxes, bypass legislative rules and deadlines, put...

WE DID IT!

Democrats had a big night November 6, celebrating Barack Obama's re-election, as well as surge in their Senate majority, which will now include progressive champion Elizabeth Warren.  In...

Koch Bros Behind Secret $11 Million Donation Opposing Prop 30

California's Fair Political Practices Commission won a hard-fought battle against the shadowy world of PAC money this week, forcing the revelation of just who was behind an anonymous $11...

One Graphic Spells it Out

The White House released an infographic summing up its closing argument in this year's election.  Yes, we can.

NJ Gov Christie Lauds President Obama's Response to Sandy

Republican Governor Chris Christie praised President Obama's efforts to coordinate an effective federal response to Hurricane Sandy, which roared across the East Coast yesterday. "The...

Business Leaders Join Governor Brown to Back Prop 30

Executives from AT&T, Bank of America and Kaiser joined other business leaders of the Bay Area Council to urge voters to support Proposition 30, the Governor's tax initiative. Council...

Gains in Home Construction/Sales Show Economy Improving

Two numbers in the housing market show an economy on the upswing, according to the Commerce Department.  Home construction surged 15 percent in September to its highest level in four years....

Bill Clinton Boosts Dems at UC Davis

Former President Bill Clinton brought his formidable campaigning skills to California today, stumping for Democrats in key races that could mean the difference in who controls Congress next...

Unemployment Drops to 7.8%, Lowest in 4 Years

Unemployment in September dropped below 8 percent to its lowest rate in four years, according to the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report stated that the economy...

Obama Administration Puts CA High Speed Rail on Fast Track

As part of the "We Can't Wait" program created by presidential order in March, President Obama will announce the speedup of the permit and...

Koch Bros Give $4 Million for Prop 32

A group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, famous for their Tea Party support and anti-climate change activism, has just rushed $4 million to support Proposition 32, the Special...

No link between tax cuts for rich and jobs -- study

Is there a link between cutting tax rates on the wealthiest Americans and creating economic growth? No, but it does impact income inequality, according to a study by the Congressional...

Young Adults Enjoy Big Boost in Health Care Coverage

Thanks to Obamacare, young adults are enjoying an unprecedented leap in...

S&P 500 Index Jumps to Highest Level Since January 2008

On the day President Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination, a leading benchmark stock index...

Democratic Party Announces 2012 Platform

The Democratic Convention released the 2012 platform on September 4.  The platform will continue the progress that has been made fixing the economy since President Obama was inaugurated in...

President Obama Announces New Fuel Efficiency Standards

The Obama Administration announced new fuel efficiency standards that will require cars to average 54.5 miles to the gallon by 2025.  Working with industry officials and representatives from...

Senator Feinstein Calls for Inquiry into Oil Company Price Gouging

Senator Dianne Feinstein has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate recent spikes in gas prices in California.  She noted that while the August 6 blaze at a Chevron refinery in...

Obamacare Update: Women to Receive Contraception and Other Preventive Services Without Co-Pay

As of August 1, insurance companies must now provide women access to contraception and other preventive services, including mammograms and screening for diabetes. The changes are to take...

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