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Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated
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Rick Perry in N.H.: Indictment Politically Motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly. Perry was in the key early voting state on Friday... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

Va. Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has taken the stand in his corruption trial. He and his wife, Maureen,... Watch »

Aug 20, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Formally Pleads Not Guilty

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Formally Pleads Not Guilty

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try... Read »

Aug 20, 2014
GOP's Brightest Lights Dim: Scandal Dogs 2016 Hopefuls

GOP's Brightest Lights Dim: Scandal Dogs 2016 Hopefuls

More and more high-profile Republican governors are battling setbacks political and legal, from the former Virginia... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked, Vows "We Will Prevail"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at an Austin courthouse Tuesday afternoon, to the applause of dozens of supporters, to... Watch »

Aug 19, 2014
GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator

GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at...

A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire... Read »

Aug 19, 2014
Campaign Snag for Gov. Jerry Brown?

Campaign Snag for Gov. Jerry Brown?

It was once thought to be an insurmountable lead. But now Jerry Brown's campaign to keep the governor's office... Watch »

Aug 18, 2014
NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups

NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced via Twitter Sunday that she had "high-risk HPV" in an effort to... Read »

Aug 18, 2014
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
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