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Romney Is Mulling 2016 Run for President

Romney Is Mulling 2016 Run for President

Mitt Romney told donors Friday that he is considering a 2016 presidential run, NBC News has confirmed. Sources told... Read »

Jan 9, 2015
Boxer to Step Out of Senate Ring; Who's Next?

Boxer to Step Out of Senate Ring; Who's Next?

For the first time in a generation, California voters are poised to fill an open U.S. Senate seat after Sen. Barbara Watch »

Jan 9, 2015
Boxer Says She Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016

Boxer Says She Won't Seek Re-Election in 2016

Longtime Senator Barbara Boxer announced in a YouTube video Thursday that she will not seek re-election in 2016. Read »

Jan 9, 2015
Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate

Another Kennedy Takes Office as Ted Jr. Joins Connecticut Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. officially gained the title of Connecticut state senator Wednesday, becoming the newest member of... Read »

Jan 8, 2015
Christie Under Fire Due to Gifts From Cowboys Owner

Christie Under Fire Due to Gifts From Cowboys Owner

Critics of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are piling on after his office revealed that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry... Watch »

Jan 7, 2015
Jeb Bush Launches PAC Ahead of Possible 2016 Run

Jeb Bush Launches PAC Ahead of Possible 2016 Run

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush formally launched a fundraising committee that will allow him to raise cash ahead of a... Read »

Jan 6, 2015
Obama Seeks Help of Mexico's Pena Nieto on Cuba, Immigration

Obama Seeks Help of Mexico's Pena Nieto on Cuba, Immigration

President Barack Obama is hosting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his... Read »

Jan 6, 2015
Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing

Ex-Va. Governor Faces Decade-Plus in Prison at Corruption Sentencing

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell could be sentenced to more than a decade in prison Tuesday, months after he and his... Watch »

Jan 6, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown to Begin Historic Fourth Term

California Gov. Jerry Brown to Begin Historic Fourth Term

Gov. Jerry Brown will take the oath of office Monday to begin his historic fourth term as California governor. The... Watch »

Jan 5, 2015
Legal Contest Filed in Tight City Council Race

Legal Contest Filed in Tight City Council Race

A legal statement of election contest claims 15 invalid votes should have been counted in the very close Chula Vista... Read »

Jan 2, 2015
Md. Governor to Commute Sentences of Last 4 on Death Row

Md. Governor to Commute Sentences of Last 4 on Death Row

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will commute the capital sentences of the state's last four inmates on death... Read »

Dec 31, 2014
Signatures Submitted to Fight California Plastic Bag Ban

Signatures Submitted to Fight California Plastic Bag Ban

Business groups trying to overturn a new California law that bans single-use plastic bags said Monday that they've... Read »

Dec 30, 2014
Calif. Senator Introduces Ignition Interlock Bill

Calif. Senator Introduces Ignition Interlock Bill

California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) announced he is introducing legislation that would require... Watch »

Dec 29, 2014
Politically Speaking: Council President Lightner

Politically Speaking: Council President Lightner

San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner visits with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison on Politically Speaking. Watch »

Dec 24, 2014
NY Congressman Expected to Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud: Official

NY Congressman Expected to Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud: Official

New York Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to plead guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal... Read »

Dec 22, 2014
Sen. Ben Hueso to Serve 3 Years' Probation

Sen. Ben Hueso to Serve 3 Years' Probation

California State Sen. Ben Hueso will serve three years of probation and undergo a six-week alcohol program after he... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Padilla Ends Chula Vista City Council Race Recount

Padilla Ends Chula Vista City Council Race Recount

Democrat Steve Padilla suspended a recount request for a seat to opponent John McCann that he lost by two points... Read »

Dec 18, 2014
Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a

Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a "Few Complaints," Praise...

Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Lightner Elected as Council President in Revote

Lightner Elected as Council President in Revote

A second San Diego City Council president vote Tuesday ended with the same results as the last: Councilwoman Sherri... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jolted the 2016 Republican primary race with his Tuesday announcement that he is... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
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