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Michael Calderone

Lawmakers Pledge To Crack Down On Leaks | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Four top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committees condemned recent national security leaks during a Thursday news confe...

Michael Calderone

NYT Editor Defends Coverage Amid Leak Controversy | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Dean Baquet, managing editor of The New York Times, defended his paper's national security coverage after members of Congress called for a...

Conservative Legislator Fights To Demolish Historic Yosemite Dam

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Environmentalists sometimes come in unlikely shapes. Take Congressman Dan Lungren, for example. A Republican representing Sacramento's eastern subu...

Protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund: A Win for the Environment, a Win for the Economy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

Protecting the great outdoors is good for our economy, helps create jobs, and ensures that the scenic landscapes that millions of people enjoy in California each year will be here for generations to come.

Diane Feinstein On West LA Subway Extension

Patch | Anne Louise Bannon | Posted 10.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Sen. Diane Feinstein expressed doubt about the availability of federal funding for the city's public transportation revamp in an interview with Patch ...

To Run Or Not To Run?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Should Ed Lee run for reelection? Right now, that's the single most loaded question in all of San Francisco politics. When Lee was selected by ...

Power to the Congress

Craig Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Barnes

The president has met with Republicans and put together a tax deal that was, he said, the best he could get from them. Despite the outraged cries of liberal democrats, this may actually be a very good thing.

Lung Cancer Kills, So Does Indifference

Rob Densen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rob Densen

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Somebody ought to tell Congress. Maybe you.

Ignorance and Intimidation = Delay Not Defeat in March Toward Pot Legalization

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For several months California's Proposition 19 appeared headed for victory. That it lost yesterday is a tribute not only to youth-voter impassivity but to the power of ignorance and coercion.

Lucia Graves

Boxer Calls NRSC's Ads 'Outrageous And Nasty' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer at a press conference Monday called ads targeted against her "outrageous and nasty," adding that this week the National ...

Dear Sen. Feinstein & Sen. Hatch, Let's Stop Sending Our Kids to Prison!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

While the average incarceration rate in the United States is 7 times the international average, for blacks the average rate is over 22 times the international average. The Youth PROMISE Act aims to address that.

So to Speak: California Queen'in

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

Jerry Brown appeared to be time traveling again when he went on KGO-radio this week and launched an attack on... Gavin Newsom? Yo Jerry! The dude dropped out. Give it a rest, man.

Sam Stein

Feinstein: If We Don't Deliver On Health Care 'We've Got A Problem' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) warned her fellow Democrats on Sunday that if they failed to pass health care reform in the weeks ahead, the opportun...

Time to Ban BPA from Food and Beverage Containers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

No responsible parent would expose their infant to cigarette smoke or car exhaust. But every day in America, millions of infants are exposed to dangerous chemicals hiding in plain view.

Vision Testing Time for Congress

Caroline Myss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Myss

We are a nation confounded by predicaments, and predicaments do not have solutions. They require transformations.

Sam Stein

Gavin Newsom Warns of Dire Results Without Health Care Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom warned on Friday that local governments throughout the country would find themselves bankrupt if the current health c...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Knife Play

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What's been playing out in California could be the stubborn last gasp of the "Republican Revolution." What began in California might have to end in California.

What To Do With the Enablers?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

We must also work to ensure that the name on the door to the Oval Office isn't the only thing that has changed, and that Mr. Cheney's enablers have, once and for all, left town.

What 60 Democratic Senate Votes Really Means: Welcome to the Age of Ben Nelson

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe lost a huge amount of power yesterday. The battle to get to 60 votes was focused primarily on them, but now the focus will be on moderate Democrats rather than moderate Republicans.

Sam Stein

Exclusive: MoveOn Targets DiFi On Healthcare In New Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Intensifying efforts to keep recalcitrant Democrats in line on health care, the progressive activist organization is launching a new televi...

Senate Probe Could Target Cheney For Interrogation Briefings

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney, as vice president, was once the president of the Senate. Now he could become the target of a Senate investigation, for the Senate intelli...

Feinstein Defends Pelosi; Says CIA Briefings Are Intentionally Vague

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday became the latest high-profile Democrat to defend Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) fr...

Feinstein, Specter Compromises Pave the Way for Passage of Employee Free Choice Act

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

With 900,000 union members in the state of Pennsylvania, the Arlen Specter firewall appears to be crumbling.

Pelosi Harman

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Danziger


Sam Stein

EFCA Backers Step Up Efforts, Begin Calling Out Democrats, Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whether out of despair, frustration, or the political calculus that more sheer aggression is needed, labor officials and progressives are taking a far...