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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...

Potential Evidence Against Suspended Lawmaker Remains Sealed

AP | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grand jury testimony and other potential evidence against indicted California state Sen. Ronald Calderon should not be handed ove...

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 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 ...

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 Democrats Drop Below Supermajority As State Senator Takes Leave

The Sacramento Bee | JEREMY B. WHITE | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

After months of intensifying scrutiny, Sen. Ron Calderon will take an indefinite leave of absence while he fights felony charges. Calderon's departur...

State Senator Accused Of Corruption To Take Leave

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday eveni...

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Ryan J. Reilly

Federal Prosecutor: I'm Not The Leaker In California Political Corruption Sting | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal prosecutor assigned to a public corruption case against a California state senator denied he leaked a sealed search warrant af...

Lawmaker Says He Was Asked To Wear Wire Before Raid

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Embattled state Sen. Ron Calderon says federal authorities wanted him to wear a wire and record conversations with the Sen...

Real Life 'Argo!' Film Studio Was Cover For FBI Sting

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

United Pacific Studios worked out of a nondescript, white-colored low-rise warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, offering a cavernous space for film shoo...

State Senator Could Lose Committee Posts Amid FBI Probe

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 6 (Reuters) - The Democratic leader of the California State Senate sought on Wednesday to ...

FBI Looking At Lawmaker's Key Legislation After Raids

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSON | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — The FBI started seeking information about the business and political dealings of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom, a fo...

FBI Raids California Lawmaker's Offices

AP | DON THOMPSON and TOM VERDIN | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature's Latino caucus on Tuesday but would not disclose...

California Dreamin' Becoming Reality

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

When California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2, banning the extreme confinement of animals on industrial factory farms, they sent the message loud and clear.