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Near $1B In Medical Malpractice Payouts To Veterans Paid By Federal Funds, Not VA

Thousands of payouts to veterans who have claimed to be victims of medical malpractice have recently been uncovered, and the money may not be coming from where you might expect.

11/24/2014

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LMU Prof. Michael Genovese Weighs In On Controversy Surrounding Executive Order On Immigration

Loyola Marymount University Professor Michael Genovese stopped by KCAL9 Saturday to discuss the context surrounding the issue.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2014

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Congress Members Back Los Angeles For Olympics

Four local Congressional members — Xavier Becerra, Julia Brownley, Tony Cardenas and Judy Chu — sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee, according to reports.

11/15/2014

KCAL9's Political Reporter Dave Bryan hosted a debate Thursday between the men vying for the 33rd Congressional seat. (credit: CBS)

KCAL9 Hosts Debate Between Candidates Vying For Hotly Contested 33rd Congressional District

The district runs from Malibu to Palos Verdes to Hollywood.

10/23/2014

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Washington Vote Could Bring West Coast Closer To Full Earthquake Warning System

Congressman Adam Schiff, of Burbank, has pushed to secure $5 million from the federal government for a system that could give people a few seconds to a minutes notice depending on how far you are from the epicenter.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/14/2014

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Proposed Mandatory Curfew At Bob Hope Airport Narrowly Defeated

Lawmakers in Washington have narrowly defeated a proposal to impose a mandatory curfew that would prohibit overnight flights at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

06/11/2014

Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman has held the 33rd Congressional seat since 1974. (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ex-Gang Prosecutor To Face Off Against Lieu For Waxman Seat

The race to replace retiring Congressman Henry Waxman in a predominantly Democratic Westside-South Bay-San Fernando Valley congressional district is now down to two candidates.

06/04/2014

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Republican Carr Reports 24 Percent, State Sen. Ted Lieu Reports 20 Percent Of Vote For 33rd District Seat

Of the 18 candidates, State Senator Ted Lieu was reported to have 20 percent of the vote, while the only republican in the race, Elan Carr, reportedly had 23 percent.

06/03/2014

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CBS2’s Dave Bryan Speaks With Leading Candidates In Race To Replace Rep. Henry Waxman

The 33rd congressional district, represented by Waxman for 40 years, stretches from the west San Fernando Valley into Beverly Hills and down through coastal communities from Malibu to Rancho Palos Verdes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2014

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Burbank Lawmaker: Keep Guns Away From Mentally Ill Americans

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker called on Congress Tuesday to keep guns out of the hands of emotionally disturbed Americans in the aftermath of the Isla Vista shootings.

05/27/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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LA To Receive $2.1 Billion To Extend Subway Into Beverly Hills

Federal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles’ growing public transit network — this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.

05/20/2014

Sandra Fluke has decided to run for the state legislature - here she addresses the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 2012 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Activist Sandra Fluke Says She’ll Run For State Senate

The Los Angeles Times says Fluke will seek the seat held by Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat

02/05/2014

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Gov. Brown Calls Congressional Drought Bill ‘Divisive’

Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that a Republican effort in Congress to address California’s unprecedented drought is an “unwelcome and divisive intrusion” in the state’s efforts to address the crisis by pitting water users against one another.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/03/2014

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Former Controller Wendy Greuel Announces Run For Waxman’s Congressional Seat

Former mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel announced Thursday that she plans to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/31/2014

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