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House Democratic Primary For California Seat Gets Pretty Ugly

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Democrat Ro Khanna, a former Commerce Department official under President Barack Obama who's looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), f...

Jerry Brown Steps Up Efforts For Rainy Day Fund In Constitution

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday stepped up his efforts to en...

Why 'Corporate Democrats' Are Taking Over California

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration...

California Democrats Cancel Signature Fundraiser Amid Corruption Scandals

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 1 (Reuters) - Stung by a string of corruption charges against state lawmakers, Californi...

Scandals Plague Dems In This State's Capital

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The ...

California Dems Have Their Eye On 2014

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

(Corrects to recreational from medical marijuana in paragraph 2) By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) - C...

California Democrats Back Marijuana Legalization In Party Platform

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

California Democrats have approved a party platform including a plank calling for marijuana legalization, marking a major shift for the state party. ...

California Dems Dodge Move To Oust Convicted Senator

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. Feb 27 (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers in California deflected a Republican resolution on Thur...

Democrats Make Minimum Wage Defining Issue In Election Year

The Sacramento Bee | Christopher Cadelago | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Democrats presenting a populist economic platform have settled on a reliable and potentially potent issue heading into the elections: raising the mini...

California Democrats Urge More Education Spending

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Democrats who control California's Assembly said on Wednesday their priorities for the next state budget include m...

Aaron Sankin

The Most Politically Polarized State Is... | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.06.2013 | San Francisco

When most people think about California politics, the word "liberal" often comes to mind. While California's Democratic Party is dominant, labeling...

Gavin Newsom's Liberal Wish List

The Sacramento Bee | Jeremy B. White and Torey Van Oot | Posted 06.14.2013 | San Francisco

Five months after a resoundingly successful election that included winning key congressional races and capturing a supermajority in the state Legislat...

The Supermajority Returns

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13 (Reuters) - California Democrats regained their supermajority in the state Senate on Wednesday following two special electio...

John Celock

Richard Boylan, Star Kids Project President, Declines California School Board Seat After Victory | John Celock | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

A man who has argued that aliens are interacting with human's reproductive systems in order to produce advanced children has declined to take a seat h...

The Single Most Important Thing To Happen In California Politics

Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles

California Democrats hitched their wagon to President Barack Obama's rising star this election season, a strategy that's paid off handsomely for the p...

Sacre Blue! Guess Which State Raised The Most For Obama?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.06.2012 | San Francisco

The New York Times's poll crunching wunderkind Nate Silver currently puts Barack Obama's chances at winning California at 99 percent. Two things: 1...

Former Campaign Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Looting Dem Candidates

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California campaign treasurer pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding at least $7 million from a high-profile roster of polit...

Embezzlement Scandal Hits California Lawmakers' Accounts Hard

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — California lawmakers who employed a treasurer facing federal embezzlement charges reported some steep financial losses to their cam...

California Democrats Facing Huge Challenges After Scandal

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Democratic politicians in California are facing huge challenges as they work to rebuild d...

Democratic Congresswoman: Fraudster Staffer Stole My Campaign Funds

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) discovered her campaign funds were wiped out after her treasurer, Kinde Durkee, was arrested on suspicion of mail frau...

Are California Republicans Leaning Left?

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

LOS ANGELES -- Conservative Republicans flexed their newfound muscle in Capitol Hill's chaotic debt showdown, but in left-leaning California, moderate...

No Budget? No Paycheck!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without getting too far into the weeds of the California budget process, here's what just happened.

California Lawmakers Pass Budget

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrats and Republicans both found something to dislike in California's newest spending plan, which passed with only Demo...

California: Where the Democratic Governor Triangulates Against Democrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

Governor Jerry Brown's veto of the budget passed by the Democratic majority in the legislature, (as draconian in terms of gutting public resources as any in the nation), has tipped his hand: Jerry's triangulating.

In California the Battle To Save Higher Education Continues

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

The budget constraints have led the CSU administration to put into overdrive its business model for higher education, to treat education like a "business," like a "product" that is "delivered" to a "customer."