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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, accompanied by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, about the Supreme Court¹s decision in the McCutcheon vs. FEC case, in which the Court struck down limits in federal law on the aggregate campaign contributions individual donors may make to candidates, political parties, and political action committees.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to benefit the […]

04/03/2014

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, center, D-Sacramento, flanked by fellow Senate Democrats, including Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, left, and Mark Leno, of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Scandals plague Democrats in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San […]

03/27/2014

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DNC narrows RNC savings lead, still laden in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 million in debt. The Democratic National Committee raised $7.5 million last month and […]

03/20/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

GOP blocks Dem effort to chastise Issa’s conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise California Republican Darrell Issa (EYE’-suh) for his conduct at a committee hearing. Issa abruptly adjourned a hearing of the House Oversight Committee […]

03/06/2014

Dec. 9, 2013: Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a CGI Clinton Global Initiative Latin America event at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Bill Clinton takes 2014 surrogate role to help Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton, popular in territory unfriendly to President Barack Obama, is reprising his role as a super-surrogate for Democrats battling to keep their Senate majority and win other races. In the long […]

02/24/2014

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RNC raises $8 million in January, topping Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee raised almost $8 million dollars in the first month of the year, while its Democratic rival brought in $6.6 million. That’s what the parties announced Thursday. The RNC […]

02/20/2014

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Dems’ Senate committee outraises GOP in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ committee trying to keep the party’s majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counterpart. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Wednesday it raised almost $6.6 […]

02/19/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Melvin Reynolds announces that he's joining the increasingly crowded field running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former US congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Just over a year ago, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds tried to shed past disgrace with a potent campaign slogan: “Redemption.” It didn’t work then and now Reynolds, once a rising […]

02/18/2014

President Barack Obama winks as he is welcomed before speaking to the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dems’ catch: Voters like their issues, not party

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party. This fall’s […]

02/14/2014

Nov. 25, 2013, President Barack Obama speaks during a DNC fundraiser at the San Francisco Jazz Center in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to hold more than 18 Dem fundraisers in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats this year, putting the full force of his political brand behind his party’s efforts to gain seats in […]

02/13/2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives […]

12/10/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Brown’s approval rating reaches new high

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year. A Field Poll released Thursday finds that nearly six of 10 registered voters […]

12/05/2013

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