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Has California Fulfilled Its Obligation to Reduce Overcrowded Prisons?
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Has California Fulfilled Its Obligation to Reduce Overcrowded Prisons?

California has finally complied with a federal court order to reduce overcrowded state prisons. The order resulted from a lawsuit that contended the conditions subjected inmates to cruel and unusual punishment, a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. But has... Watch »

4 hours ago
Japan Prime Minister Gives Speech at Stanford Amid Protests

Japan Prime Minister Gives Speech at Stanford Amid Protests

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a speech at Stanford University Thursday amid demands by Korean-Americans... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016. Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Bernie Sanders:

Bernie Sanders: "I Am Running for President"

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described "democratic socialist" from Vermont, has jumped into the 2016... Watch »

Apr 30, 2015
Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

Is Now Obama's Chance to Be Blunt on Race?

This, NBC's First Read team writes, could be Obama's chance to confront race issues head-on, late in a presidency... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Clinton Calls for End to

Clinton Calls for End to "Mass Incarceration"

Pointing to a wave of violence in Baltimore, Hillary Clinton said in New York City Wednesday that the nation's crim... Watch »

Apr 29, 2015
Examining Beall's Proposal On Deferred Road Repairs

Examining Beall's Proposal On Deferred Road Repairs

California faces nearly $60 billion in deferred road repairs and the cost is going up every year. Now, a local state... Watch »

Apr 28, 2015
Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

Could High Court Give GOP Escape Hatch on Marriage?

The biggest political story Tuesday was the one playing out at the Supreme Court, which was hearing oral arguments... Read »

Apr 28, 2015

"Clinton Cash" Author: Yes, Evidence Is Circumstantial

The conservative author of the new book "Clinton Cash" has admitted in back to back interviews that he has no direct... Read »

Apr 27, 2015
Lawmakers Try to Curb Smoking in California

Lawmakers Try to Curb Smoking in California

New efforts are underway in California to snuff out smoking--or at least make it even more difficult for smokers to... Watch »

Apr 27, 2015
WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Cecily Strong's Best Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong levied her characteristically biting humor at Washington's... Read »

Apr 25, 2015
WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondent... Watch »

Apr 26, 2015
California Court Keeps Sex Offender Registration Ruling

California Court Keeps Sex Offender Registration Ruling

The California Supreme Court voted not to reconsider a ruling requiring mandatory lifetime sex offender registration... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

Sounds of Silence: GOP 2016 Hopefuls Mum on Drone

The men vying for the Republican nod for president in 2016 aren't usually mum on anything President Barack Obama... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

How Clinton Plans to Run as a Woman

Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the... Read »

Apr 24, 2015
After Delay, Lawmakers Approve CA Vaccine Bill

After Delay, Lawmakers Approve CA Vaccine Bill

A California Senate committee has approved a bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated. Watch »

Apr 22, 2015
Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Endorsement or No, Koch Has Backed Walker Before

Influential and multimillions-spending conservative donor David Koch has dismissed reports that he is backing Wisco... Read »

Apr 22, 2015
Clinton Expresses Qualms About Trade Deal in NH

Clinton Expresses Qualms About Trade Deal in NH

Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiati... Watch »

Apr 21, 2015
Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Wife of Ex-Va. Governor: Corruption Trial Was Unfair

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on seve... Read »

Apr 21, 2015
Jeb Bush to Visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June

Jeb Bush to Visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June

Republican Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe in June, to speak on the global economy and meet with busin... Read »

Apr 20, 2015

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