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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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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Wins Race For State Assembly

A Democrat has won a special election for a vacant L.A.-area legislative seat, bolstering the party’s supermajority in the state Assembly.

12/04/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jerry Brown Set To Become Longest Serving Governor

California’s colorful and unpredictable governor, Jerry Brown, is preparing to pass another milestone: the state’s longest serving governor.

10/04/2013

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Pres. Obama To Return To Southland For $32K-A-Person Roundtable Discussion

President Barack Obama will be back in Southern California next month for a pricey roundtable discussion with a group of Democratic supporters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2013

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Calls For Bob Filner’s Resignation

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the latest Democrat to call for the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner over allegations of sexual harassment.

07/28/2013

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FBI Looking At State Sen. Ron Calderon’s Water Legislation

A Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into the alleged criminal wrongdoing of California state Sen. Ron Calderon was reportedly in connection to legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that used his brother as a consultant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2013

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Gov. Brown ‘Great’ After Cancer Treatment

Gov. Jerry Brown said that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/08/2013

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wins Fourth Term By Wide Margin

California voters decisively endorsed long-serving U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, sending the powerful Democrat back to the nation’s capital for a fourth term.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2012

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Community Activists Get Out The Vote Before Election Day

Republican and Democratic community activists were getting out the vote Monday to make sure every last person turns out to the polls on Election Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2012

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Candidates In Tight 41st Congressional District Race Get Out The Vote

Candidates for California’s newly created 41st Congressional District are hitting the phones hard to get out the vote a week before Election Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2012

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More Than 17M Californians Registered To Vote For Presidential Election

The secretary of state’s office reports that more than 17 million Californians are registered to vote ahead of the November presidential election, or nearly 73 percent of those who are eligible to cast a ballot.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/21/2012

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House Ethics Committee Fines Long Beach Representative $10K

Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) Wednesday was fined $10,000 by the House Ethics Committee for misusing her staff.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2012

Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.

07/16/2012

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Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.

07/13/2012

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