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Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez wants to apologize for an anti-Islam tweet she made Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

California Assemblywoman In Hot Water For Anti-Islam Tweet

“Anyone who knows me knows I would never condemn someone based on their religion,” says Melissa Melendez.

02/12/2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks onstage on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)

Kamala Harris’ Senate Bid Backed By LA Police Union

U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris has picked up the support of the Los Angeles police union.

02/11/2015

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Raise Money For California Governor Bid In 2018

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018.

02/11/2015

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Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/08/2015

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Sen. Barbara Boxer Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2016

Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, one of the chamber’s most tenacious liberals, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term.

01/08/2015

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo attends a 2009 book party for Al Gore. (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Entertainment)

Former New York Governor, Democratic Icon Mario Cuomo Dead At 82

The elder Cuomo passed away just six hours after his son was sworn in for his second term.

01/01/2015

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Viewed As ‘Conscience Of Congress,’ Environmental Advocate Henry Waxman Retires

When the gavel signaled the end of the 113th session for the U.S. Congress this month it also marked the end of a 40-year career for California Congressman Henry Waxman.

12/26/2014

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Democrat Yee Elected As California Controller

Betty Yee, a Democrat who has made a career of understanding arcane state finance rules, will be California’s next chief fiscal officer.

11/04/2014

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

State Sen. Kevin de Leon (credit: CBS)

Senate Elects Los Angeles Democrat As Next Leader

By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year’s legislative session has ended.

06/16/2014

Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and former State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-San Jose), pictured right, look on as San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzalez speaks during a balanced budget rally in 2004. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former State Assemblyman, Visionary John Vasconcellos Dies At 82 In Santa Clara

Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.

05/25/2014

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FBI Searches Legislative Office Belonging To Embattled State Sen. Leland Yee

FBI agents on Tuesday searched a legislative office belonging to state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who was arrested and charged last week as part of a wider federal investigation into criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January of lying about his residence.(credit: CBS)

GOP Move To Expel State Sen. Rod Wright Fails To Gain Traction

A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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State Senator Accused Of Taking Kickbacks Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence

A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.

03/03/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright was convicted of perjury in January after lying about his residence. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Convicted State Senator Take Indefinite Leave

A state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud took an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday as he awaits sentencing in May.

02/25/2014

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