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Audit Seeks Investigation of CA Inmate Sterilizations

Audit Seeks Investigation of CA Inmate Sterilizations

California state auditors found 39 cases where female state prison inmates may not have understood they... Read »

Jun 21, 2014
5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen by his House peers Thursday to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
California's Teacher Tenure Debate

California's Teacher Tenure Debate

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston examines the recent decision that makes California's teacher tenure law... Watch »

Jun 16, 2014
Larry Gerston on 2014-2015 California State Budget

Larry Gerston on 2014-2015 California State Budget

On Sunday, the state legislature will pass the 2014-2015 state budget. And for the second year in a row, the... Watch »

Jun 15, 2014
California Legislature Approves $108 Billion State Budget

California Legislature Approves $108 Billion State Budget

Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Legislature on Sunday approved California's $108... Watch »

Jun 15, 2014
In SF, Chris Christie Distances Himself from Rick Perry

In SF, Chris Christie Distances Himself from Rick Perry

In the second visit to the Bay Area by a nationally prominent Republican this week, Chris Christie was in... Watch »

Jun 14, 2014
California Democrats Replace 'Spend' with 'Invest

California Democrats Replace 'Spend' with 'Invest"

As billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue pour into California, Democratic lawmakers have proposed all kinds... Read »

Jun 12, 2014
Tex. Gov. Rick Perry Compares Being Gay to Alcoholism

Tex. Gov. Rick Perry Compares Being Gay to Alcoholism

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was invited to Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco to speak about biofuel, solar... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine,... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political Read »

Jun 11, 2014
Examining House GOP Leader Eric Cantor's Loss in Primary

Examining House GOP Leader Eric Cantor's Loss in Primary

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his GOP primary to a tea party challenger, in a stunning upset that... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
President Barack Obama Set to Return to Bay Area

President Barack Obama Set to Return to Bay Area

The president is scheduled to anchor a pricey Silicon Valley luncheon at the Los Altos Hills home of Judy and George... Read »

Jun 11, 2014
NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham avoided a runoff and easily coasted to victory against tea party challengers in South... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his GOP primary to a tea party challenger, in a stunning upset that... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Examining Political Endorsements

Examining Political Endorsements

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston discusses how the political game has changed and examines... Watch »

Jun 9, 2014
What to Take Away From 2014 Primary Election

What to Take Away From 2014 Primary Election

What lessons might one learn beyond Tuesday’s California primary election results? NBC Bay Area Political... Watch »

Jun 9, 2014
Obama Moves to Extend Student Loan Payment Relief

Obama Moves to Extend Student Loan Payment Relief

President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday that lets borrowers pay no more than 10 percent of their... Read »

Jun 9, 2014
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed Endorses Sam Liccardo

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed Endorses Sam Liccardo

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has announced his endorsement for the city's next mayor. Watch »

Jun 9, 2014
Texas GOP Set to Back Conversion Therapy for Gays

Texas GOP Set to Back Conversion Therapy for Gays

The Texas GOP would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new... Watch »

Jun 7, 2014
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