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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

California Ethics School — For Lawmakers

California’s state Senate, which has suspended three of its 40 members for alleged infractions ranging from lying about residency to brokering an international arms deal, suspended its normal business today to talk about ethics. Senate President Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg, a...

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Folsom Lake Marina is at 17% of its total capacity in California.

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Folsom Lake Marina is at 17% of its total capacity in California.

California’s Drought Hung on Senate in Nunes TV Ads

Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, ran campaign ads hundreds of times early this year in Fresno. He didn’t do it from a position of political urgency or vulnerability. Nunes is secure in his Republican-friendly district, having won at least...

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco.

California Democrats Skip Lobbyist Golf Tour as Yee Case Plays Out

California’s Senate Democrats won’t  be spending this weekend on the grounds of the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course near San Diego, home to an annual outing known as the “Pro Tem Cup” where high-priced lobbyists pay $65,000 to pal up...

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

Kashkari: Climate Change Not Causing California Drought

As California grapples with water-use restrictions, worsened smog and idled farmland following the driest year on record, Neel Kashkari says climate change isn’t to blame. While the former U.S. Treasury official running for the Republican nomination in California’s gubernatorial race...

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A photographer takes pictures next to a Google logo during a launch ceremony  in Changhua, central Taiwan.

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A photographer takes pictures next to a Google logo during a launch ceremony in Changhua, central Taiwan.

Google Aids Hometown Eshoo’s PAC

Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who’s seeking the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee, has received a political donation from a company she knows well: Google Inc. While Google, owner of the world’s biggest search engine, donates...

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Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in Los Angeles.

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Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in Los Angeles.

Silicon Valley Not Only a State of Mind – State of its Own, per Draper

Silicon Valley is known for innovation, for thinking outside the box. It brought us the iPhone. But will it give us six new states? Menlo Park venture capitalist Tim Draper — whose firm bet early on Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, and...

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President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2014, before boarding the Marine One helicopter to travel to the Democratic House members retreat in Cambridge, Md.

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President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2014, before boarding the Marine One helicopter to travel to the Democratic House members retreat in Cambridge, Md.

Obama: Government ‘Hostage’ No Longer

President Barack Obama is taking a victory lap with the debt deal approved by Congress this week — suspending the ceiling on the federal debt until March 2015. Obama heralded “the fact that we are no longer going to see,...

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., in his office on Capitol Hill in this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo.

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., in his office on Capitol Hill in this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo.

Miller Retirement Opens Republican Seat to Democrats

California Republican Gary Miller won’t seek a ninth term, he said today. Miller, 65, said he’ll leave the House at the end of the 113th Congress to help raise his three grandchildren. “While family circumstances dictate that I must leave...

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right, before speaking to the media flanked by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), left, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), center, in Washington, DC.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right, before speaking to the media flanked by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), left, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), center, in Washington, DC.

California Capitol Pipeline to Congress

Updated at 12:55 pm EST No sooner had Rep. George Miller announced his retirement Jan. 13 than another California Democrat, state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, announced plans to succeed him. DeSaulnier’s interest is understandable. Miller has been in the House since...

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