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California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Buy Health Insurance

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange cr...

California Might Raise Its Minimum Wage To $11 An Hour

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1 (Reuters) - California's minimum wage would rise to $11 per hour next year under a bill passed by the state senate on Monda...

Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez Makes Disparaging Gesture About Native Americans

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) stumbled out of the gate in the race for the Senate on Saturday, after a video posted online showed the congresswoman ...

Loretta Sanchez Denies Report She's Running For California Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

UPDATE: 8:04 p.m. ET -- Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) denied a report that she will announce her intentions to run for Senate this week, telling the...

Kendrick Lamar Receives 'Generational Icon' Award From California State Senate

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.14.2015 | Black Voices

In less than 10 years, Kendrick Lamar has managed to ascend through music as one of today’s most revered hip-hop lyricists. On Monday, the 27-ye...

Condoleezza Rice Leads Potential 2016 U.S. Senate Hopefuls In California

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Feb 18 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice polled at the head of a crowded pool of potential candidates to succeed long-time...

First Republican Lawmaker Wades Into 2016 California Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

California Assemblyman Rocky Chávez announced Tuesday that he is exploring a bid for the Golden State's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016, becoming the f...

Another Dem Rep. Giving 'Serious Consideration' To California Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff is the latest California Democrat to eye retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat, saying he is giving "serious consideration" to running i...

Congressman Joins List Of Democrats Eyeing California Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) says he's taking a "very close look" at running for retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. According to the Washington...

Former LA Mayor 'Seriously' Considering Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa posted on Facebook Saturday that he is "seriously" considering a run for Senate in California now that S...

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats Unveil 2014 Strategy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

House Republicans now say it's just too late to pass an extension of unemployment benefits. This, after they spent time this week trying to strip President Obama of the power to create national monuments. Way to prioritize, guys...

State Senate Report: California Schools Misspent Millions

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 02.06.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California school districts have misspent tens of millions of dollars intended to provide subsidized meals to low-income students, ac...

Birther Queen Flops

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

Orly Taitz, a dentist and lawyer who has built her political profile on promoting conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama's alleged ineligibi...

CA-Sen: 50% Boxer (D), 46% Fiorina (R) (PPP 10/29-31)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling (D) 10/29-31/10; 882 likely voters, 3.3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone PPP release California 2010 Senate 50% Boxer (...

CA-Sen: 53% Brown (D), 41% Whitman (R) (Angus-Reid 10/4-6)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Angus-Reid 10/4-6/10; 501 registered voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Internet (Angus-Reid release) California 2010 Senate 55% Boxer (D), 39% Fior...

CA-Sen: 49% Boxer (D), 45% Fiorina (R) (Rasmussen 10/3)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/3/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) California 2010 Senate 49% Boxer (D), 45% Fiorina...

CA-Sen: 46% Boxer (D), 43% Fiorina (R) (SurveyUSA 10/3)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SurveyUSA, sponsored by KABC-TV/KPIX-TV/KGTV-TV/KFSN-TV 9/30/10 - 10/3/10; 670 likely voters, 3.9% margin of error Mode: Live phone interviews (Survey...

Chronicle's Boxer 'Endorsement' Reasserts Its Irrelevance

Larry Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Womack

Choosing not to endorse Boxer is a perfectly respectable statement -- or it would be, for a paper that actually disagreed with her in substantive ways. But the Chronicle's feeble rationalizations couldn't appear more desperate.

Mark Blumenthal

Barbara Boxer Rebound Confirmed By Another California Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It may just be the bouncing ball of randomness at work but new polls in California, Nevada, Ohio and Kentucky released over the weekend gave Democrats...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Lift Barbara Boxer And Jerry Brown In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Are the Democrats experiencing a rebound on the Pacific Coast? Three new surveys, two in California and one in Washington State, indicate small gains ...

Sam Stein

Fiorina Attacks Boxer's 'Arrogance' In First General Election Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her first television advertisement of the general election, California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina chose to attack incumbent Democrat...

Elections: The Success of Women

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

I wish I felt more inclined to celebrate the success of women in Tuesday's political primaries. I would be celebrating, heartily, if I felt that this success were a harbinger of greater feminine energy in our political life.