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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy
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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The California native was selected for the position in June, after Cantor was handed a surprising defeat by a... Read »

2 hours ago
Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Charge

Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Charge

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Thursday - as he did before to previous allegations... Read »

32 minutes ago
CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man

Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man

Artists, radicals, free-thinkers -- and one anti-tax conservative. It's going to be quite the Burning Man. Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say her marriage had broken down by the time a former... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Minimum Wage Push Triggers Shove by Mayor, Business

Minimum Wage Push Triggers Shove by Mayor, Business

A minimum wage higher than the state’s has just been adopted by San Diego's City Council -- setting the stage... Read »

Jul 29, 2014
Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Brown Calls Border Crossing Humanitarian Issue

Brown Calls Border Crossing Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Escondido Denies Immigrant Children Housing Permit

Escondido Denies Immigrant Children Housing Permit

The City of Escondido has denied a permit for a temporary shelter for undocumented immigrant children. Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Tempers Flare Over Shelter for Undocumented Immigrants

Tempers Flare Over Shelter for Undocumented Immigrants

Tempers flared in Escondido Tuesday between pro-immigrant activists and opponents of a proposed shelter... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Worker to Mayor: Don't Take Minimum Wage Hike From Me

Worker to Mayor: Don't Take Minimum Wage Hike From Me

Dozens of San Diegans who say they live paycheck to paycheck are asking Mayor Kevin Faulconer to sign the... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Prop 47 Aims for Softer Sentences, School Funding

Prop 47 Aims for Softer Sentences, School Funding

A new proposition slated for California’s November ballot would make thousands of criminals eligible... Watch »

Jul 19, 2014
Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear

Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear

A ban on edibles and hash oil did not make it through San Diego’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee... Watch »

Jul 17, 2014
Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered

Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered

A San Diego City Council committee is considering banning edible marijuana products like cookies and brownies... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
New Plan for Horton Plaza Park Cost

New Plan for Horton Plaza Park Cost

It's been a year and a half since a couple of major retail and restaurant buildings were demolished to make way for... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions

Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions

California is running dry -- and state regulators are moving to crack down on people's outdoor water use. Watch »

Jul 19, 2014
Effort to Split California Into 6 States Could Head to Ballot

Effort to Split California Into 6 States Could Head to Ballot

A campaign to put a measure that would turn California into six distinct states on the ballot has collected... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
SD Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

SD Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

The polarizing issue of a citywide minimum wage hike higher than the state’s new $9 per hour comes to a Council vote... Watch »

Jul 15, 2014
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