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Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner (AP Photo)

Weiner gets started stumping in NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal. He found a much more supportive reception […]

05/23/2013

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Calif. environmental changes could aid Kings bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of the California Senate says changes he is seeking to the state’s environmental-protection law could help Sacramento’s effort to keep its professional basketball team.

04/24/2013

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Top Dem sees ‘train wreck’ for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.

04/17/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Brown sees tough path for environmental law reform

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown says he sees little support in the Legislature for overhauling California’s landmark environmental protection law, a comment that surprised the leader of the state Senate.

04/16/2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP File Photo)

Kamala Harris won’t comment on president’s compliment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris is declining to address comments this month by President Barack Obama that sparked a national discussion over whether compliments paid to a woman detract from her accomplishments.

04/15/2013

Mitch McConnell, US Senator of Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader

Liberal Ky. group tied to secret McConnell tape

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A liberal political fundraising group in Kentucky is being tied to a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in which his aides disparaged actress Ashley Judd.

04/12/2013

Anthony Weiner (AP Photo)

Comeback: Weiner says he may run for NYC mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — A bold comeback attempt or the height of chutzpah?

04/10/2013

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Obama apologizes to Calif. AG for comment on looks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has apologized to California’s attorney general for commenting on her looks at a Democratic fundraiser.

04/05/2013

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Obama: Calif. attorney general is ‘best-looking’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama praised California’s attorney general for more than her smarts and toughness at a Democratic Party event Thursday.

04/05/2013

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Late night: Senate Democrats work to pass budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats neared approval of their first budget proposal in four years on Friday, calling for almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering safety net programs targeted by House Republicans.

03/22/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown

Special election set to fill state Senate vacancy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a special election in May to fill a state Senate seat in the Central Valley that opened after a moderate Democrat quit to work for Chevron.

03/08/2013

Dems, GOP may be near end of filibuster dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. And it probably won’t require senators to debate like the actor Jimmy Stewart did in the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

01/23/2013

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