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Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a
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Obama Calls in to Governor's Final Show With a "Few Complaints," Praise...

Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded hundreds of calls during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this one was different. "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville," one caller said Thursday. The president was indeed calling in to the show on WGBH-FM... Watch »

Dec 18, 2014
Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jolted the 2016 Republican primary race with his Tuesday announcement that he is... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Jeb Bush: I'll

Jeb Bush: I'll "See If My Message Can Resonate"

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took his most definitive step yet toward running for president Tuesday, saying he will... Watch »

Dec 16, 2014
Congress Gives $5M to CA Earthquake Warning System

Congress Gives $5M to CA Earthquake Warning System

California received funding to help build an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide... Watch »

Dec 15, 2014
Proposed State Takeover of UC System

Proposed State Takeover of UC System

A lot of people are unhappy about the UC tuition hikes, and it's not just students. Larry Gerston reports. Watch »

Dec 15, 2014
Race Relations in the United States

Race Relations in the United States

The recent treatment of African-Americans by white police officers has led to a national debate on basic civil... Watch »

Dec 14, 2014
California Marching in its Own Political Direction

California Marching in its Own Political Direction

While the nation became redder in the November 2014 election, California remained blue. Watch »

Dec 7, 2014
Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

Arnold Schwarzenegger Portrait Goes Up at State Capitol

The portrait of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hung alongside past governors at the state Capitol nearly... Read »

Dec 5, 2014
Activist Urges Peaceful Protests After Garner Decision

Activist Urges Peaceful Protests After Garner Decision

Andrew Young, a former diplomat who worked closely with Dr. Marin Luther King Jr., says addressing economic issues... Watch »

Dec 4, 2014
Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe

Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas...

The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a... Read »

Dec 4, 2014
Jeb Bush Condemns Obama Immigration Order

Jeb Bush Condemns Obama Immigration Order

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday condemned President Barack Obama's recent immigration order for going... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Group Works to Repeal CA Plastic Bags Ban

Group Works to Repeal CA Plastic Bags Ban

A move is underway to overturn a state law before it even takes effect. Larry Gerston reports. Watch »

Dec 1, 2014
California Voters Likely to Face Tax Questions in 2016

California Voters Likely to Face Tax Questions in 2016

California voters made some big decisions in early November, but far more significant decisions may lie ahead. Watch »

Nov 30, 2014
Obama Shops to Support 'Small Business Saturday'

Obama Shops to Support 'Small Business Saturday'

President Barack Obama has done his part to support independently owned businesses as the holiday shopping season... Read »

Nov 29, 2014
San Jose Councilman Opposes Oil-By-Rail Idea

San Jose Councilman Opposes Oil-By-Rail Idea

Ash Kalra of the San Jose City Council is against shipping crude oil by rail through the Bay Area en route to a... Read »

Nov 26, 2014
Push To Outlaw Pedestrian Tolls On Golden Gate Bridge

Push To Outlaw Pedestrian Tolls On Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge would remain henceforth and forever free for walkers and cyclists seeking to cross between... Read »

Nov 26, 2014
How Will Republicans Respond to Obama's Immigration Policy?

How Will Republicans Respond to Obama's Immigration Policy?

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston examines President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration and... Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
Illinois Pension Overhaul Ruled Unconstitutional

Illinois Pension Overhaul Ruled Unconstitutional

An Illinois judge ruled Friday that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates... Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
Obama Heads to Vegas on Immigration Sales Mission

Obama Heads to Vegas on Immigration Sales Mission

President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president's... Watch »

Nov 21, 2014
Obama's Immigration Action Will Likely Energize GOP: Political Expert

Obama's Immigration Action Will Likely Energize GOP: Political Expert

Political observers say around the country President Barack Obama's immigration policy will likely energize the GOP... Watch »

Nov 20, 2014

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