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'Six Californias' Mastermind Defends Plan Amid Skepticism

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind the Six Californias initiative, defended his plan Monday, insisting the idea is not a publici...

Split In Democratic Party Establishment As Xavier Becerra Endorses Eloise Gomez Reyes

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) broke with his party's political establishment Friday, and announced his endorsement of attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes, wh...

Birther Queen Running For Office, Because Nobody Has Paid Attention To Her In A While

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Orly Taitz, who gained notoriety with her lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president, is running for office again....

Activists Petitioning To Split California Into Six States

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 (Reuters) - California's top election official said activists seeking to split the most populous U.S. state into six states can ...

California Lawmakers Look To Combat Devastating Drought

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

Feb 19 (Reuters) - California lawmakers are set to unveil legislation on Wednesday to combat a devastating drought, a month after Governor Jerry Bro...

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...

Sandra Fluke 'Strongly Considering' Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student who became a national figure after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut...

The Education of Marshall Tuck and the Making of a Run for California's Chief Education Office

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Melanie Lundquist

Marshall Tuck was the CEO of one of the largest school turnaround efforts in the nation, a non-profit called the Partnership for LA Schools, serving 15,000 kids across the most impoverished neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Honda Campaign Hits Back At Ro Khanna As Progressive Showdown Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) fired back Thursday after his opponent for 2014 asked him to sign a "people's pledge" to prevent outside spending from undu...

How Jerry Brown Is Harming California's Seniors And Disabled -- And The People Who Care For Them

Capital and Main | Gary Cohn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

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

Former Obama Official Reports Big Haul In What Could Be The Most Expensive Dem Primary Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, a Democrat, raised more than $400,000 in the last fundraising quarter for his bid to oust...

Brown Says He Won't Run For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

California Governor Jerry Brown says he will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Speaking at a Tuesday news conference in Riv...

Democratic Civil War Heats Up In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna announced the launch of a "Truth Squad" to disseminate facts about his background and reco...

How Chuck Reed's Pension 'Reform' Scheme Doesn't Add Up

Dave Low | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Dave Low

California's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst, the state office responsible for analyzing the impact of proposed ballot measures, sent up a large red flag. It said that an initiative that would eliminate the Constitutional vested rights of public employees to retirement and retiree health care could cost "billions of dollars."

California Voters Think Secession Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

Most Californians don't want two of the states' northernmost counties to secede, despite the counties' desire to do so. A Field Poll released Wedn...

The Re-Ruination of the Waterfront

Terence Clarke | Posted 12.24.2013 | San Francisco
Terence Clarke

Those of us who lived in San Francisco at the time well remember the ruination of the waterfront by the double decker freeway that ran its length. A monstrosity, the freeway successfully blocked the city from its own bay shore.

Latinos Demand Probe Of Alleged California Pyramid Scheme

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2013 | Latino Voices

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss Oct 18 (Reuters) - Latino civil rights activists on Friday appealed to California's attorney general to probe t...

California, Here We Come: A Republican Nightmare Offers Our Country a Path Forward

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Right-wing activists like to point to California as an example of what could happen to America if progressives have their way. They're right to be worried -- for their own political futures, that is.

California Compromise a Lesson for Congress

Darrell Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Darrell Steinberg

The work we did in 2009 was painful for those on both sides of the aisle, but critical for California's future. It's time for Congressional Republicans to demonstrate that same resolve by putting good governance ahead of gamesmanship.

Trust Act Could Be Another Immigrant Win

The Los Angeles Times | Cindy Chang | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of peopl...

Pro-Immigrant Legislation Pulled In California

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.13.2013 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: The California Assembly changed course and passed the driver's license bill on Thursday, and it is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. He has i...

Commemorating The Chicano Moratorium March

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The end of August in Los Angeles has historically been a time of sad recollections for Latinos, especially activists who remember a triumphant civil r...

Jury Duty May Open Up To Immigrants In This State

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Opponents to a California bill that would allow legal permanent residents to serve on juries are trying to dissuade Gov. Jerry Brown (D) from signing ...

The Strong Arm of California Labor Unions

Bob Williams | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Williams

The reforms in California will not solve all of the Golden State's pension problems -- there is a long way to go, but reforms are progress and the federal government should not stand in the way of the states attempting to be fiscally responsible.

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...