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Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80

Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80

The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party... Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Defense to Begin in Corruption Trial Against Ex-Va. Governor

Defense to Begin in Corruption Trial Against Ex-Va. Governor

The defense is set to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
Prosecution Rests in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Prosecution Rests in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Aug 14, 2014
Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape

Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape

The campaign against medical marijuana in Florida is in high gear as it tries to link easier access to pot to... Watch »

Aug 13, 2014

"Six Californias" Wouldn't Help Republicans: Study

Would splitting up California into six states help the Republicans send a senator from Bakersfield to Congress? Not... Read »

Aug 13, 2014
San Francisco Voters

San Francisco Voters "Most Liberal": Report

Researchers at MIT and UCLA have uncovered the truth, or at least based it in fact: San Francisco is indeed... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Brother of Star Witness Testifies

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Brother of Star Witness Testifies

Prosecutors presented Tuesday afternoon what they say is another example of gifts the former first couple... Watch »

Aug 12, 2014

"Tiger Selfies" Banned in New York

New York's Internet Romeos will have to find new ways to attract mates now that it's illegal to pose for photos with... Read »

Aug 12, 2014
Examining the Latest Proposal to Ban Plastic Bags in CA

Examining the Latest Proposal to Ban Plastic Bags in CA

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston tells us whether the current effort to ban plastic bags in... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Aide Says He Had No Idea About Businessman's Gifts

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Aide Says He Had No Idea...

The onetime chief of staff to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he had no idea at the time that his boss... Watch »

Aug 11, 2014
Cap and Trade Will Hit Californians January

Cap and Trade Will Hit Californians January

For most Californians, cap and trade refers to a vague method that businesses deal with pollution. But cap and trade Watch »

Aug 10, 2014
Jean Quan to Leave Driving to Staffers: Report

Jean Quan to Leave Driving to Staffers: Report

It appears Oakland Mayor Jean Quan will not be behind the wheel this election season. Read »

Aug 9, 2014
McDonnell Trial: Colleague Had Misgivings About CEO's Dealings With McDonnells

McDonnell Trial: Colleague Had Misgivings About CEO's Dealings...

An associate of the wealthy businessman at the center of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case... Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
New Revelation: Undercover FBI Agent Removed from Yee Probe

New Revelation: Undercover FBI Agent Removed from Yee Probe

A new revelation in the corruption case involving suspended state Sen. Leland Yee: One of the FBI’s... Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
McDonnell Corruption Trial: Gov.

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Gov. "Worshipped" Ground His Wife...

The woman who ran the Virginia governor's mansion under Bob McDonnell said the governor worshipped the ground... Watch »

Aug 7, 2014
Nixon Tapes Released on 40th Anniversary of Resignation

Nixon Tapes Released on 40th Anniversary of Resignation

Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president sat down with his one-time aide... Watch »

Aug 5, 2014
Backlog of Bills in Sacramento

Backlog of Bills in Sacramento

NBC Bay Area’s political analyst Larry Gerston breaks down the backlog of bills in Sacramento right now and... Watch »

Aug 4, 2014
Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18

Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives... Read »

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lives as Homeless Person for Week

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Lives as Homeless Person for Week

California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

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... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
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