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Leland Yee

Things Just Got Way Worse For Leland Yee

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Indicted California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) faces additional charges that he tried to extort several sports figures, according to a ne...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 6/6/14

John Zipperer | Posted 08.06.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While Europe pauses to remember the turning moment of World War II, see how much you know about the significant events of the past week in our latest Week to Week news quiz.

An Absurd Number Of People Voted For State Senator Under Federal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Despite his arrest in March for several public corruption charges, including an alleged conspiracy to traffic firearms, suspended state Sen. Leland Ye...

California Lawmakers Weigh Revoking Suspended Senators' Salaries

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6 (Reuters) - California state senators, embarrassed by not being able to more hars...

Yee's Defense Team Accuses FBI Of Entrapment

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an...

It's Time to Drain the Swamp in Sacramento

Derek Cressman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Derek Cressman

If the scandals involving California state senators Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, and Roderick Wright have proven anything it is that the existing system ...

California State Senator Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Corruption Charges

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

BY PAUL ELIAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee has pleaded not guilty to all charges for his...

State Senator Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Leland Yee and the Democrats who bowed to pressure from some Asian groups did grave harm by giving added fodder to the bitter opponents from legislators to Supreme Court justices that are bound and determined to do away with all programs that help all underserved minorities, and that includes Asian-Americans.

Leland Yee Indicted On Corruption, Gun Trafficking Charges

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

April 4 (Reuters) - A grand jury in San Francisco has indicted a prominent Democratic California state senator on charges of corruption and conspira...

Leland Yee's Political Consultant Freed On Bail

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A political consultant playing a key role in a San Francisco political corruption scandal that has ensnared a state senator has...

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...

FBI Searches Embattled State Senator's Office Following Arrest

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 1 (Reuters) - FBI agents searched a legislative office in California's capital on Tuesday...

Paul Blumenthal

Bombshell Corruption Case Shines Merciless Light On How Politicians Raise Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat running for secretary of state, was arrested March 26 as part of a wide-ranging federal inv...

Defense For Embattled Senator May Be Funded By Campaign Contributions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

More than half a million dollars that donors intended to support suspended state Sen. Leland Yee’s (D) now defunct campaign for California Secretary...

Embattled Lawmaker's Debts Believed To Be Root Of Criminal Behavior

The Sacramento Bee | Jim Miller | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

In more than a decade of campaigns for the California Legislature, San Francisco mayor and secretary of state, state Sen. Leland Yee raised in excess ...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 3/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 05.28.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

From ominous moves in Russia to the frontiers of science, find out how much you know about the week's events by taking the latest Week to Week news qu...

State Senate Suspends Three Democrats

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BY DON THOMPSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democratically controlled California Senate has voted to suspend three Democrats ...

Yee Withdrawing From California Secretary Of State Race Following Arrest

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) is withdrawing from the secretary of state race following his arrest on public corruption charges, the embattled ...

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 ...

FBI Public Corruption Probes Lead To Raids, Arrests In Three Separate States

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Federal law enforcement agents arrested California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) and Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (D), and raided the offices of New Yor...

State Senator Arrest For Corruption, Bribery

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was arrested at his home Wednesday morning and indicted on public corruption and bribery charges, s...

Inmate Convicted As Teen Resentenced Under New Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A youth offender who was serving life without parole has been resentenced under a California law that allows those tried as minors to request a resent...

Aaron Sankin

Will This State Introduce Saturday Voting? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

For over 150 years, citizens across the United States have traditionally voted on Tuesdays. However, for many voters, scheduling this most fundamental...

Senator Steinberg Stands in Way of Laura's Law

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.15.2013 | San Francisco
DJ Jaffe

Laura's Law helps the most seriously mentally ill Californians: people who are so ill, they don't know they are ill and therefore won't accept voluntary treatment.

Does This Trend Mean Doom For The GOP?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco

California Democrats did something the party hasn't managed to accomplish since 1883 this last November--gaining a supermajority in both houses of the...