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Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage
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Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say her marriage had broken down by the time a former CEO began to lavish gifts on her -- and he became her "favorite playmate." The bombshell was revealed Tuesday at the start of a corruption trial against Maureen and... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Gov. Brown on Trade Trip to Mexico

Gov. Brown on Trade Trip to Mexico

Gov. Jerry Brown is on a trade mission to Mexico. NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston delves a... Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Sen. Leland Yee Facing New Racketeering Charges

Sen. Leland Yee Facing New Racketeering Charges

The government has added new charges in the high-profile corruption case against suspended state Watch »

Jul 25, 2014
Gov. Brown Calls Border Crossings Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Brown Calls Border Crossings Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Not Everyone in Silicon Valley Happy to See Pres. Obama

Not Everyone in Silicon Valley Happy to See Pres. Obama

Protesters angered by the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to put an end to net neutrality rallied near... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

California's Death Penalty Declared Unconstitutional

Last week, a federal judge declared California’s death penalty unconstitutional because of the Eighth... Watch »

Jul 20, 2014
GOP Leader Rand Paul Visits Silicon Valley

GOP Leader Rand Paul Visits Silicon Valley

GOP Sen. Rand Paul, son of libertarian hero Ron Paul and champion of the Tea Party, is in Silicon Valley looking for... Read »

Jul 18, 2014
SF Supervisor Acknowledges Affair with Legislative Aide

SF Supervisor Acknowledges Affair with Legislative Aide

An aide to a San Francisco supervisor is on leave after it was revealed Wednesday that she was romantically involved... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Examining Recount for State Controller

Examining Recount for State Controller

NBC Bay Area's political analyst Larry Gerston examines a first of its kind recount for a statewide office. Watch »

Jul 14, 2014
Reality Check: What Led to Immigration Crisis?

Reality Check: What Led to Immigration Crisis?

President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security will ask Congress for $2 billion to help immediately stem a... Watch »

Jul 8, 2014
Obama Is Silicon Valley's Only Hope For Immigration Reform

Obama Is Silicon Valley's Only Hope For Immigration Reform

Border states have their needs, but Silicon Valley is looking to President Obama to change immigration policy... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
Dispensaries to Provide Free Marijuana to Low-Income Members

Dispensaries to Provide Free Marijuana to Low-Income Members

The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday approved a plan that includes dispensaries providing free marijuana... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
New California Laws Take Effect

New California Laws Take Effect

A host of new laws took effect Tuesday. Here is a look at some of them. Read »

Jul 1, 2014
California High Speed Rail Criticized by Key Democrat

California High Speed Rail Criticized by Key Democrat

For years, the proposed high speed rail project has been attacked by Republicans. But now, Gov. Watch »

Jun 29, 2014
Court Deciding if Private Emails are Public Record

Court Deciding if Private Emails are Public Record

The California Supreme Court will decide if private emails and other electronic communications of... Read »

Jun 29, 2014
Hillary Clinton's Book Tour Stops in San Francisco

Hillary Clinton's Book Tour Stops in San Francisco

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Bay Area as part of a national tour promoting her... Watch »

Jun 26, 2014
AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic... Watch »

Jun 25, 2014
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