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Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18
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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 months earlier than expected, The Associated Press reported. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported early Friday that Cantor will step down 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
Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man

Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man

Artists, radicals, free-thinkers -- and one anti-tax conservative. It's going to be quite the Burning Man. Read »

Jul 30, 2014
CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

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... Watch »

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

Gov. Brown on Trade Trip to Mexico

NBC Bay Area Political Analyst Larry Gerston delves a little deeper into Gov. Brown's trip to Watch »

Jul 30, 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
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