Former Assembly Speaker Returns With Ambitious Tax OverhaulHis nicknames include Huggy, Herztie and Hugsberg, child-like monikers that when combined with his freshman status in the state Senate might make it seem Bob Hertzberg is a back-bencher.
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.
Kamala Harris' Senate Bid Backed By LA Police UnionU.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris has picked up the support of the Los Angeles police union.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Raise Money For California Governor Bid In 2018California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018.
Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer RetiringEnvironmental 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.
Sen. Barbara Boxer Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2016Democratic 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.
Former New York Governor, Democratic Icon Mario Cuomo Dead At 82The elder Cuomo passed away just six hours after his son was sworn in for his second term.
Viewed As 'Conscience Of Congress,' Environmental Advocate Henry Waxman RetiresWhen 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.

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