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Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested In Eric Holder's Job

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she's not interested in taking Eric Holder's job. Shortly after Holder announced that he would leav...

California's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, But The AG Won't Give It Up

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty uncons...

Kamala Harris Stays Mum On Pot While GOP Challenger Backs Legalization

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

While her Republican opponent gave a full-throated endorsement for legalizing marijuana, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) declined to say...

California's Death-Penalty Regime Ruled Unconstitutional: It Should Have Been Buried More Than 50 Years Ago

Sanford Jay Rosen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
Sanford Jay Rosen

In 1960 the Supreme Court could have kept Caryl Chessman from being executed in San Quentin's death chamber. He was executed more than 11 years after his conviction, following countless state and federal post-conviction proceedings and appeals. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not seize that opportunity.

Instead of "One Size Fits All" Justice That Hurts Communities, Let's Get Smart on Crime

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

I firmly believe there must be swift and certain consequences for all crime, but I also believe that the way our system deals with low-level, nonviolent and non-serious offenders wastes resources needed to fight more serious crime.

90,000 Californians Voted For Birther Queen Orly Taitz As Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Birtherism is alive and, well, alive, in California. Orly Taitz didn't come remotely close to advancing her bid for California attorney general in ...

Harris Finishes First In Attorney General Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Democrat Kamala Harris finished first in the open primary race for California Attorney General held Tuesday. Harris, the incumbent, topped a field ...

Kamala Harris Is Engaged

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is engaged to be married to Los Angeles lawyer Douglas Emhoff. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, E...

AG Calls California A Major Target For Cyber Criminals

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 (Reuters) - California has become a major U.S. target of cyber crimes committed by outlaw gro...

California Republicans Struggle to Prep for Primary 11 Weeks From Now

William Bradley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

California Republicans gathered over the weekend just past for the first of their two annual state party conventions, this one conveniently located for a quick getaway near the San Francisco airport.

Requests To Carry Concealed Guns Flood State's Sheriff Offices

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians have flooded several sheriff offices with applications and inquiries for permits to carry concealed guns. Sheriff...

California Challenges Concealed Weapons Ruling

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general on Thursday appealed a federal court decision that overturned San Diego County's concealed w...

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....

California Elections: The Fights to Lose to Jerry Brown and Succeed Henry Waxman Come Into More Focus

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a rather quiet year, some of the more significant races in California are coming into greater focus.

Indians A Rising Force In California Politics

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari's announcement last week that he is running for governor makes him the latest Californian of Indian descent ...

Who Owns The Awful Corinthian Colleges? Wells Fargo, Marc Morial, Pension Funds

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

We have a disturbing portrait of a company preying on vulnerable people and then covering up its misdeeds with lies. So who is Corinthian Colleges? Who are the owners of this predatory institution?

Attorney General Alleges Major For-Profit College Lied To Students

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing a for-profit college company of misrepresenting job placement r...

How California's Prop 8 Anti-Gay Marriage Initiative Was Finally Defeated, Four Years Ago

William Bradley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Bradley

Four years ago in California, the decisions by Schwarzenegger and Brown created the context in which Prop 8 was ultimately defeated and same-sex marriage made legal in the nation's largest state. Sometimes it really is what you DON'T do that makes all the difference.

Kamala Harris To 9th Circuit: Lift The Stay

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2013 | Los Angeles

California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave a triumphant press conference Wednesday morning in reaction to the Supreme Court's decision to effectiv...

Why Kamala Harris Was Given $24 Million

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov and Doug Saunders | Posted 07.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Bringing together district attorneys and law enforcement officials from throughout the state, Attorney General Kamala Harris convened a working group ...

Will Bankers at JPMorgan Chase Finally Pay for Their Misdeeds?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Will California Attorney General Kamala Harris hang tough in her new lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase, the first to target individual bankers accused of defrauding the public? If so, it would be the first time in five years that executives at a major bank have personally paid a price for their misdeeds.

Black Politicians Stymied In Obama Era | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

More than five years after Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses and demolished the notion that white voters wouldn’t support a black presidential cand...

The Effects of Media's Focus on Women Candidates' Appearance Aren't Pretty

Karin Agness | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Karin Agness

As Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners explains, "Women candidates pay a real price when they are covered in a way that focuses on their appearance."

Avoiding the "Big Stick" Approach: Regulators Seek to Aid Transparency for App Developers

Christina Gagnier | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The issue is not necessarily that the information is being collected. The issue is that users must have information about what is being collected and be put in a position to make a meaningful choice about the tradeoff of using the application or not.

A 5-Step Guide on How Not to Be a Sexist Politician

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Sandip Roy

Here are five simple commandments on how to avoid the sexism trap when you are a male politician who feels the need to charm a woman in public.