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Jury to Begin Deliberations in Trial of Former Va. Gov. McDonnell, Wife
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Jury to Begin Deliberations in Trial of Former

A federal jury is hearing instructions from a judge before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. U.S. District Judge James Spencer began reading his instructions to the seven-man, five-woman jury Tuesday... Read »

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Former Staffers Blamed for Break-In at DeMaio Office: Source

Former Staffers Blamed for Break-In at DeMaio Office: Source

Two former staff members are being blamed for a May break-in at Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio‚Äôs San... Watch »

Aug 31, 2014

"Gun Violence Restraining Order" Bill Approved

The bill comes as a response to the Isla Vista shooting spree that left six UC Santa Barbara students dead. Read »

Aug 29, 2014
California Legislature Passes 'Yes Means Yes' Bill

California Legislature Passes 'Yes Means Yes' Bill

State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Lawsuit Filed Over Common Core

Lawsuit Filed Over Common Core

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant... Read »

Aug 28, 2014
Former Fla. Gov. Crist Clinches Democratic Nomination

Former Fla. Gov. Crist Clinches Democratic Nomination

Florida Democrats selected former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Watch »

Aug 27, 2014
Pols Skip Mexican Prez Lunch Over Jailed Marine

Pols Skip Mexican Prez Lunch Over Jailed Marine

At least three Republicans have rejected Tuesday's lunch invite from Gov. Jerry Brown to protest... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
Former Va. Governor Questioned About Dealings With Executive

Former Va. Governor Questioned About Dealings With Executive

Cross-examination of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended Tuesday afternoon in the corruption trial of McDonnell... Watch »

Aug 26, 2014
California Lawmakers  Reject Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Bill

California Lawmakers Reject Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Bill

The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use... Read »

Aug 26, 2014
WATCH: Ben Hueso Released from Police Custody

WATCH: Ben Hueso Released from Police Custody

State Sen. Ben Hueso was met by reporters and photographers after his release from police custody on Friday, August... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated

Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
New Calif. Bill Allows Dogs at Restaurants

New Calif. Bill Allows Dogs at Restaurants

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday allowing dogs to dine with owners if seated in an outdoor section... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Family of Slain Rider: Change Lanes to Pass Cyclists

Family of Slain Rider: Change Lanes to Pass Cyclists

A Chula Vista couple is trying to get the word out about a new law requiring California drivers to stay at least... Watch »

Aug 21, 2014
Former San Ysidro Supe Pleas Guilty

Former San Ysidro Supe Pleas Guilty

The former superintendent of San Ysidro schools has entered a guilty plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his corruption trial. He and his wife, Maureen,... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Formally Pleads Not Guilty

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Formally Pleads Not Guilty

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
GOP's Brightest Lights Dim: Scandal Dogs 2016 Hopefuls

GOP's Brightest Lights Dim: Scandal Dogs 2016 Hopefuls

More and more high-profile Republican governors are battling setbacks political and legal, from the former Virginia... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at an Austin courthouse Tuesday afternoon, to the applause of dozens of supporters, to... Watch »

Aug 19, 2014
GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator

GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at...

A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Governor, Cities Criticize Pension Board Proposals

Governor, Cities Criticize Pension Board Proposals

A committee of the California Public Employees' Retirement System is scheduled to vote Tuesday. Read »

Aug 19, 2014
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