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 New Uber, Lyft, Sidecar insurance rules signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown
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 City Council Mulls Easing Ban On Street Construction During Rush Hour

The Los Angeles City Council is considering relaxing a ban that prohibits construction on city streets during rush hour. »Read

In this article: Joe Buscaino, Gil Cedillo, Antonio Villaraigosa, water
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 Iowa Democrats: Bring on the Hillary Clinton challengers

The state's voters want to hear from other potential Democratic candidates despite Clinton's heavy front-runner status »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Bill Bradley, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kerry, Brian Schweitzer, water
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 Candidates for Santa Ana Mayor, Council Spar at Debate

In his opening statement, mayoral challenger and Councilman Roman Reyna said bluntly that the incumbent mayor is under a criminal investigation and will be indicted. »Read

In this article: Michele Martinez, Alex Padilla
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 The Senate's Turn

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HOUSE APPROVES OBAMA???S PLAN, SENATE VOTES TODAY: The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve??President Obama???s request??to authorize the U.S. military to train and equip vetted Syrian ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Duncan Hunter, minimum wage
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 New PUC flap emerges over ousted Peevey aide in wake of PG&E email controversy

The state Public Utilities Commission has landed in a fresh controversy following a disclosure Wednesday that Carol Brown, ousted top aide to the PUC's most powerful official, is on leave and could resume her previous duties as an administrative law ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Hill, Legislature, Michael R. Peevey
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 Brown signs bill to speed approval of new Medi-Cal clinics

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that speeds up the process for primary-care clinics to get approval to serve Medi-Cal patients. Assembly Bill 2015 by Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez from San Diego reduces wait times to 30 days from ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Lorena Gonzalez
Bills: AB 2015,
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 Republican Voters Supported the Top-Two Primary Ballot Measure

Under California’s recently adopted top-two primary system the two candidates who received the highest number of votes in the primary advance to the general election, creating the new phenomenon of general election races between members of the ... »Read

In this article: Sam Blakeslee
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 Kashkari's Jerry Maguire Moment

Much of the commentary about Neel Kashkari this fall is laughable. He’s constantly being advised that he needs to do certain things – raise more money, attack Brown, hit a home run in the date, etc. Let’s face it: Neel Kashkari doesn’t have ... »Read
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 Ward Cleaver's Job World (Los Angeles 1957)

(A longer version of this posting will be appearing in the journal of the California State Library, which houses the collected papers of Mr. Bernick). Over the past few months, I have been researching the job world in 1950s California for an essay ... »Read
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 Fremont: Washington Hospital lays off 31 workers

An additional 17 Washington employees took voluntary retirements. »Read

In this article: California Nurses Association, Liz Jacobs
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 R.I.P. Pete Schaafsma

Pete Schaafsma and I crossed paths quite a few times over the last 30-odd years. When you work on tax, budget and economic issues you want to learn from someone who knows the ins and outs — the minutia and details. Pete Schaafsma was a go-to ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Legislature, Pete Schaafsma
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 Gov. Brown To Sign New Bill To Curb Runaway Production

Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a new bill Thursday to help keep movies and television show production in California. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Mike Gatto
Bills: AB 1839,
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 Another Tax That's Really Just For Pensions

The city of Watsonville lies nestled among some of the most verdant farmland on earth. Just a few miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the moderate, moist air nurtures endless fields of strawberries, apples, fresh flowers, cauliflower, broccoli and ... »Read

In this article: CalPERS
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 READ IN: Scottish Chads Edition

Don't forget to sign up for Read In, and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every day! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- Voters are heading to the polls today in Scotland to ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Sam Brownback, Carl DeMaio, Legislature, Scott Peters
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 AM Alert: Jerry Brown gives Hollywood a happy ending on film tax credit

It’s a happy ending for California’s film and television tax credit. Gov. Jerry Brown will sign today the bill expanding the program to $330 million in annual production incentives for the next five years. Charlie Chaplin and ... »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Jerry Brown, Ben Hueso, Doug Ose, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Film tax, Dan Walters, Roderick Wright
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 Northern California wildfire threatens over 2,000 homes

An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento. »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, water
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 Dan Walters Daily: Successors to Rod Wright already lining up

A special election hasn’t even been called yet, but several candidates launched campaigns this week to replace resigning state Sen. Rod Wright, Dan says. Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, is one of the candidates seeking to replace ... »Read

In this article: Isadore Hall, Roderick Wright
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 The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

It's a story even Hollywood couldn't concoct. »Read

In this article: Mary Bono Mack, Brian Nestande, Barack Obama, Matt Rexroad, Raul Ruiz, Michael Trujillo
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 Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton

Whether that yearning stems from real political differences with Clinton or simply interest in a new face, these Iowans aren't shy about saying so. Hundreds of volunteers for a political action committee set up for a potential Clinton candidacy ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Bill Bradley, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kerry, Barack Obama, Brian Schweitzer
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 Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where ... »Read

In this article: John F. Kerry, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez
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 Opinions > Temple or doom? > On fast lanes, potholes and the Internet's future.

Rivkah Sass has one of the better job descriptions you’ll ever hear. “It is my mission to provide access to information for people, in a... »Read

In this article: Chris Kelly, Doris O. Matsui
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 Opinions > Political attack ads and dark money need ligh > The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that money is speech, so if that's going to be the law of the land, then at least shouldn't political-campaign benefactors be transparent?

Sacramento-area residents who’ve been watching TV recently have no doubt seen the numerous advertisements taking aim at U.S. Rep. Ami Bera. His seat in California’s... »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Doug Ose
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 Local Stories > Home, new, home > California Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Diehl's job was to prosecute banks. Now he works for them.

It’s a familiar story in Washington, D.C.: Government lawyers that are supposed to zealously protect the public from Wall Street’s sophisticated frauds gain inside... »Read

In this article: Kamala Harris, Bill Lockyer
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 Opinions > Letters for September 18, 2014 >

Speak up Re “Appetite for interruption” (Cover feature, by Chris Parker, Sept. 11): This article provided an excellent backdrop for how our American political... »Read

In this article: Doug LaMalfa, Chris Parker
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 Health > Sick-leave law finalized > Most workers in California are now legally due three paid sick days a year.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature made Assembly Bill 1522 law on Sept. 10, guaranteeing California’s workers a few paid sick days each year. Currently, about 40... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Art Pulaski, sick leave
Bills: AB 1522,
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 Viewpoints: Women are watching what NFL does on domestic violence

If league stonewalls as it did on concussions, it could lose an important fan base. Singer/actress Jordin Sparks poses in front of her campaign image for the NFL women’s apparel line on Tuesday. Karen Skelton »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Nancy McFadden, Maria Shriver, Karen E. Skelton
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 Viewpoints: Cities need a new, improved redevelopment tool

Assembly Bill 2280 has safeguards to prevent past abuses. Brooke Peterson David Snow »Read

In this article: Luis A. Alejo, greenhouse gas, redevelopment agencies, state budget
Bills: SB 375, AB 2280,
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 Bruce Maiman: Bill would give attorney general too much power

Planned Parenthood is pushing measure on nonprofit hospital mergers. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Dietmar Grellmann, Kamala Harris
Bills: SB 1094,
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 Shawn Steel: Not your granddaddy's California GOP

This ain’t your granddaddy’s California Republican Party. For two decades, California Republicans have watched our voter registration numbers dwindle with the state’s changing demographics. Since the beginning of the decline, you’ve heard ... »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, James Brulte, California Republican Party, Ed Royce, Michelle Steel, Shawn Steel
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 PG&E facing big fine for judge-shopping in rate case

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. could face millions of dollars in fines for the lobbying campaign it waged with state regulators to assign its preferred judge to a rate-setting case stemming from the deadly San Bruno explosion, under a proposed order ... »Read

In this article: Michael Florio, Michael R. Peevey, John Wong
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 Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 ... »Read

In this article: Daniel Berlant, Jerry Brown, water
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 Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system

Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county's criminal ... »Read

In this article: Mike Feuer, Jackie Lacey, Zev Yaroslavsky
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 VA mismanaged West L.A. campus, GAO says

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has mismanaged its West Los Angeles campus by under-billing for land use agreements and by improperly diverting funds, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein
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 Derek Jeter ends second-worst slump of career as Yanks edge Rays

Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night. »Read

In this article: Chris Young, Chris Young
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 CalPERS picks Ted Eliopoulos to be investment chief

California's huge pension fund has turned to a trusted insider to take over the daunting job of directing almost $300 billion in investments, crucial to the retirement of more than 1 million current and former state and local government workers. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, Rob Feckner, Marcia Fritz, Bill Lockyer
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 The Buzz:

The traditional celebration of Constitution Day, which was Wednesday, involves naturalization ceremonies, proclamations and the occasional mention in speeches by political officeholders and candidates who happen to find themselves behind a ... »Read

In this article: Darrell Issa
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 L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change

A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state and national contests could deliver a special benefit to elected city officials: 18 extra months in office. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, water, Herb Wesson
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 L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets

More rush-hour construction projects could be permitted on Los Angeles’ smaller side streets, under a plan being considered by City Council members. »Read

In this article: Joe Buscaino, Gil Cedillo, Antonio Villaraigosa, water
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 Odd Coalitions, Unusual Fractures in Syria, Continuing Resolution Votes

The House fractured along untraditional lines Wednesday, voting 319-108 to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government and 273-156 to adopt an amendment arming Syrian rebels. »Read

In this article: John Campbell, Lois Capps, Sam Farr, John Garamendi, Janice Hahn, Duncan Hunter, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Doris O. Matsui, Jeff Miller, George P. Miller, Jeff Miller, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson
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 Knight tells Donnelly not to walk precincts for him

State Sen. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) said Wednesday he has told controversial GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly not to walk precincts for him in Santa Clarita this weekend. »Read

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Legislature, Howard P. Mckeon, Tony Strickland
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 Tribe's hopes for huge Madera casino to be battled out on ballot

For as long as anyone in Madera County can remember, the impoverished North Fork Tribe of Mono Indians has been scattered in trailers and apartments throughout a rugged mix of Sierra foothills and San Joaquin Valley flats, with no reservation to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, indian gaming, referendum
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 Ezell Ford's family files federal civil rights lawsuit against LAPD

The fatal shooting of Ezell Ford by Los Angeles police is now the subject of a $75 million claim and a federal civil rights lawsuit. »Read

In this article: water, Maxine Waters, Rob Wilcox
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 Senate Ready for CR Vote, as Larger Syria Debate Awaits

Stopgap spending bill looks headed for passage despite concerns. »Read

In this article: Dick Cheney, Kevin McCarthy, Howard P. Mckeon, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats, Jackie Speier
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 Election 2014: Paul Chabot fires back at Democratic ad with his own

Two weeks after Democrats targeted him with a television ad, Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot has »Read

In this article: Pete Aguilar, Paul Chabot, Gary G. Miller, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, John Thomas
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 UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence ... »Read

In this article: renewable energy, Charlene Zettel
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 House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group. »Read

In this article: Barbara Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi
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 Kevin McCarty talks arena, taxes, as he seeks Assembly seat

With the November election drawing closer daily, Sacramento City Councilman Kevin McCarty told reporters and editors in The Bee’s Capitol Bureau why he is running for the state Assembly. Below are some excerpts from our conversation. ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Steve Cohn, greenhouse gas, Legislature, Kevin McCarty, Chuck Reed, state budget, water, Lois Wolk
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 Convoluted residency law makes no sense

To steal from Charles Dickens, 'The law is an ass.' »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, George Skelton, Darrell Steinberg, water, Roderick Wright
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 Measure W: Claremont water bond is focus of discussion

CLAREMONT >> Those on both sides of the city's takeover of the local water system agree the issue is potentially years away from being resolved.The first test will come Nov. 4 when Claremont voters will decide whether the city should leverage a $135 ... »Read

In this article: eminent domain, Joe Lyons, Joe Lyons, water
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 Gov. Brown signs ride-sharing insurance bill into law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a pioneering ride-sharing bill that requires insurance coverage for substantial medical bills and property damage suffered by vehicle drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in accidents. »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, Dave Jones
Bills: AB 2293,
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 Dave Jones for state insurance commissioner

The two candidates running for state insurance commissioner present a stark contrast. The incumbent, Democrat Dave Jones, has used his regulatory authority to push insurers to slow the growth of premiums for auto, home and other property and ... »Read

In this article: Ted Gaines, Dave Jones, Legislature
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 California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said. »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown
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 In the Loop: Neil Bush slams Georgia's David Perdue

David Perdue, the Republican running for Senate in Georgia, doesn’t seem too bothered that he’s upset a member of the Bush family. Neil Bush, son and brother of former Bush presidents, skewered Perdue on Tuesday after the Republican sealed a ... »Read

In this article: John Duncan, Darrell Issa, referendum, Brad Sherman
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 Eliopoulos named investment chief at CalPERS

Ted Eliopoulos, a real estate investment specialist who’s overseen the CalPERS investment portfolio for much of the past year and a half, was named chief investment officer for the pension fund Wednesday. »Read

In this article: Phil Angelides, CalPERS, Rob Feckner, Brad Pacheco
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 Prosecutors Unite Nationwide To Fight Gun Violence

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer is teaming up with Manhattan's city attorney to rally prosecutors across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence. »Read

In this article: Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti
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 The State Worker: SEIU tests its mojo in CalPERS vote

CalPERS board candidate Theresa Taylor has 20 years of financial experience at the Franchise Tax Board and a personal commitment to preserving pension benefits, she says, fortified by watching her husband lose most of his retirement savings. »Read

In this article: CalPERS, David Miller, SEIU
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 Most Bay Area House members oppose ISIS plan

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jerry McNerney were the only greater Bay Area House members who voted Wednesday in favor of President Obama’s plan to beat back the Islamic State in part by training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels. ... »Read

In this article: Sam Farr, Michael Honda, Jared Huffman, Jerry McNerney, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, Mike Thompson
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 What do Rod Wright's constituents think?

To the editor: I served with state Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) for three years in the Legislature and found him to be the kind of thoughtful, bipartisan gentleman that Sacramento sorely needs. He served the Legislature with distinction, ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, Chris Norby, Roderick Wright
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 Brown signs ride-sharing insurance legislation

Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry minimum levels of insurance under legislation that will take effect next July. »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, William W. Monning
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 House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

The Republican-controlled House has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, John F. Kerry, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Loretta Sanchez
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 CPUC president's ousted aide may come back as judge

(09-17) 15:10 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The top aide to the head of the California Public Utilities Commission, forced from her post after e-mails showed she intervened in the selection of an administrative law judge to hear a Pacific Gas and Electric ... »Read

In this article: Michael Florio, Jerry Hill, Michael R. Peevey
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 Bay Area Dems dissent from House vote to aid Syrian rebels

(09-17) 15:22 PDT WASHINGTON -- Almost 12 years after approving the invasion of Iraq, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to grant President Obama authority to combat the latest offshoot of that war, the militant group known as the Islamic ... »Read

In this article: Amerish Bera, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, John Garamendi, Duncan Hunter, Barbara Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Jerry McNerney, Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier
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 Environmentalist's group targets Maine Gov. LePage

A California billionaire's political operation is entering Maine's three-way race for governor and will target 90,000 potential voters who it believes can help defeat Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the group's chief strategist said on Wednesday. »Read

In this article: Chris Lehane, Thomas F. Steyer, water
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 Ro Khanna attacks Rep. Mike Honda for pension 'double-dipping'

Democratic challenger Ro Khanna called out Congressman Mike Honda on Thursday for collecting hefty public pensions while he collects a House salary. »Read

In this article: CalSTRS, Michael Honda, Ro Khanna
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 New Uber, Lyft, Sidecar insurance rules signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown

Online ride-sharing companies will provide more insurance for drivers under a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, capping a year of intense wrangling between the nascent industry and lawmakers. »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, Armand R. Feliciano, Legislature
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 House OKs arms for Syrian rebels to combat ISIS

More Democrats voted against the proposal, which was put together at the request of President Obama »Read

In this article: Nancy Pelosi, Loretta Sanchez
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 Ex-VA doctor: Report on Phoenix facility tries to "minimize" scandal

A doctor who first exposed problems at the VA facility in Phoenix says an internal investigation was a 'whitewash' »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, water
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 House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes (Updated)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Howard P. Mckeon, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher
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 House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes (Updated) (Video)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Howard P. Mckeon, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher
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 Jerry Brown signs ride-sharing insurance bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring drivers in the burgeoning ride-sharing industry to carry more insurance, his office announced Wednesday. In this photo taken Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, from left, Gov. Jerry Brown, state Senator ... »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Sergey Brin, Jerry Brown, Alex Padilla
Bills: AB 2293,
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 House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes

After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address Islamic State ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Howard P. Mckeon, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Dana Rohrabacher
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 Syrian rebels: House votes to allow U.S. training and arming in war against militants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces 'do not and will not have a combat ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, John F. Kerry, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Loretta Sanchez
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 Governor signs much-debated ridesharing bill

A months-long Capitol battle over insurance requirements for drivers with upstart ridesharing companies ended Wednesday as Gov. Jerry Brown signed a compromise regulation into law. The battle over ridesharing was one of the most intensely watched ... »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, Jerry Brown, Legislature
Bills: AB 2293,
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