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70 Percent of Americans Dissatisfied With Economy: Poll

70 Percent of Americans Dissatisfied With Economy: Poll

On the eve of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, 68 percent of Americans say the country is either stagnant... Read »

Jan 28, 2014
What to Expect from Obama's State of the Union Address

What to Expect from Obama's State of the Union Address

Faced with underwhelming approval ratings and a stagnant Congress, President Barack Obama will likely use his State... Read »

Jan 27, 2014
Three Ways Obama Can Break Through Congress Gridlock

Three Ways Obama Can Break Through Congress Gridlock

When Obama stands before lawmakers Tuesday night for his State of the Union speech, he's likely to emphasize... Read »

Jan 27, 2014
Guns Hurt or Kill 10K U.S. Kids Each Year

Guns Hurt or Kill 10K U.S. Kids Each Year

Injuries from firearms send over 7,000 kids to the hospital annually, an average of 20 per day, a new study finds. Read »

Jan 27, 2014
Hagel Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear Force

Hagel Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear Force

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday ordered a sweeping review of the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons... Read »

Jan 23, 2014
FBI Questions Hoboken Mayor's Aides Over Sandy Probe

FBI Questions Hoboken Mayor's Aides Over Sandy Probe

FBI agents are a part of the investigation into whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's aides threatened to cut off... Read »

Jan 23, 2014
Toni Atkins Named Speaker of the Assembly

Toni Atkins Named Speaker of the Assembly

San Diego Assemblymember Toni Atkins was selected as Speaker of the Assembly Wednesday, making her the first openly... Read »

Jan 22, 2014
Lawmaker Introduces Tougher Hit-and-Run Punishment

Lawmaker Introduces Tougher Hit-and-Run Punishment

Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill, AB 1532, that would enforce tougher penalties on hit-and-run drivers... Watch »

Jan 22, 2014
Brown: California

Brown: California "Not Out of the Woods"

Gov. Jerry Brown outlines his vision for California Wednesday in an annual State of the State address. Watch »

Jan 23, 2014
2 Schemed to Use Foreign Funds to Influence SD Elections: Feds

2 Schemed to Use Foreign Funds to Influence SD Elections: Feds

A tech CEO and a former San Diego police detective are accused of illegally funneling more than $500,000 in foreign... Watch »

Jan 22, 2014
New Calif. Bill to Expedite Rape Kit Testing

New Calif. Bill to Expedite Rape Kit Testing

State Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced new legislation in Oakland on Tuesday that would... Watch »

Jan 21, 2014
Neel Kashkari to Run for California Governor

Neel Kashkari to Run for California Governor

Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and architect of the nation's bank bailout, says he is running... Read »

Jan 21, 2014
Timeline: New Jersey's George Washington Bridge Scandal

Timeline: New Jersey's George Washington Bridge Scandal

Here is a timeline of events relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge: Read »

Jan 21, 2014
Obama to Meet With Pope Francis in March

Obama to Meet With Pope Francis in March

President Barack Obama will pay a visit to Pope Francis on March 27, the White House announced. Read »

Jan 21, 2014
N.J. Gov. Christie Sworn In for 2nd Term Amid Scandal

N.J. Gov. Christie Sworn In for 2nd Term Amid Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sworn into office Tuesday for a second term, saying he had a mandate to stay the... Watch »

Jan 21, 2014
Obama: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

Obama: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

President Barack Obama commented on marijuana and concussions in the NFL during a lengthy profile in the... Read »

Jan 20, 2014
American Jailed in N. Korea Appeals to U.S.

American Jailed in N. Korea Appeals to U.S.

Kenneth Bae, an American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year, has appeared... Read »

Jan 20, 2014
Christie Faces GOP Donors in Fla. This Weekend

Christie Faces GOP Donors in Fla. This Weekend

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose administration is embroiled in a widening scandal over politically... Read »

Jan 18, 2014
Houston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner

Houston Mayor Weds Longtime Partner

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony Thursday at a... Read »

Jan 17, 2014
Ex-Official Would Talk About NJ Bridge Closing -- For Immunity

Ex-Official Would Talk About NJ Bridge Closing -- For Immunity

The former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie who directed lane closures that backed up traffic for hours in one... Read »

Jan 17, 2014
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