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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.

Victoria's Secret Lingerie Line Targeting Teens

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Surely logic would dictate that however misguided the President's comments about Kamala Harris, they are utterly insignificant compared to the ongoing campaign to make our girls into sexually active women well before it is healthy or appropriate for them to be so.

Beauty Is a Beast

Lisa Gray | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Lisa Gray

Because I want more for myself and my daughter than to be chasing the whimsical tail of perceived good looks, I want more from my president whose own girls are watching and listening.

Arianna Talks Obama's Kamala Harris Comments On ABC's 'This Week'

Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

Arianna discussed the controversy surrounding comments made by President Obama on California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Obama had called Harris "...

Kamala Harris Accepts Obama Apology Over 'Best-Looking' Remark

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris accepted President Barack Obama's apology for calling her "by far the best-looking attorney general," the Sa...

Friday Talking Points -- What the Media Missed

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've got a lot to cover this week, so we're going to try to get through everything in a rather foreshortened format. At least, that's the goal.

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, April 5, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The post-Roger Ebert era likely will be less enjoyable and snappy, but we've got to try. Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the week's news.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Apologizes For Distracting Praise Of Kamala Harris | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for "the distraction" he caused by calling her "by fa...

Kamala Harris and the Minefields of Political Attractiveness

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

If you are in a professional setting and thinking in your head, "Now that is one attractive man/woman/person..." this is what you must do from this day forward -- Keep. It. To. Yourself. This is especially important if you are the President of the United States

Obama Thinks Kamala Harris Is 'The Best-Looking Attorney General'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama cozied up to California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday, during a speech at a Democratic National Committee fundrais...

Jose Anotnio Vargas Receives Prestigious Award

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-turned-activist Jose Antonio Vargas will receive the National Council of La Raza Public Service Award on March 5...

A Love Letter to Leading Ladies: Five Women Who Deserve a High-Five This Valentine's Day

Barbara Lee | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

This year, in lieu of a traditional valentine, I am penning this online love letter to some of the most inspiring women in public service. Women leading from Congress to the Cabinet? That's sweet.

California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Mobile App Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris released new guidelines targeted at mobile application developers to ensure consumer awareness of privacy and data practices. This trajectory could be influential in creating federal policy around privacy, data and consumer notice.

Kamala Cracks Down On Social Media

San Jose Mercury News | Brandon Bailey | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco

Building on her campaign to improve privacy for mobile phone and tablet users, California's top law enforcement officer on Thursday issued a list of r...

Secure Communities Now Optional In California: Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices

Secure Communities is optional in California, according to the state’s Attorney General Kamala Harris. Harris told local law enforcement Tuesday...

California State Bar Leaves Homeowners to Fend for Themselves

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business
Richard Zombeck

In an unprecedented move that can only be described as stunning ignorance, the California State Bar recently released a legal opinion that will effectively deny legal representation to millions of homeowners faced with foreclosure.

Observations on Jerry Brown's Prop 30 Win: From the Notebook

William Bradley | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The dust is still settling from Governor Jerry Brown's big win with his Proposition 30 revenue initiative. While it may be premature to say that the Prop 13 era has given way completely to the Prop 30 era, this is clearly a very big deal, with ramifications that will play out over a period of years.

New Democratic Supermajority Vows Not To Abuse New Power

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov and Andrew Edwards | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Fueled by a Democratic supermajority and a bumper crop of new faces, California lawmakers launched their new two-year session on Monday, planning to t...

Is Obama's Foreclosure Settlement Working?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

On November 19th, the core of the Obama "Justice" Department's "49 State Settlement," of the millions of fraud claims by the suing mortgagees against ...

Kamala Harris Takes On Fastest Growing Criminal Enterprise

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and other law enforcement officials vowed Friday to crack down on human trafficking -- both sex trafficking ...

Aaron Sankin

Are The Koch Brothers Buying California's Election? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.06.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- After a bitterly partisan legal fight, an Arizona-based nonprofit that contributed $11 million to a California pro-business group fig...