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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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Representative Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Representative Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Barbara Lee: Anti-Poverty Agenda Ripe

Rep. Barbara Lee, the California Democrat whose home town of Oakland has “blocks and blocks of vacant homes,” says it’s high time to revive that “war on poverty” that Lyndon Johnson declared 50 years ago. And in the pursuit of...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, reaches to shake a hand as he greets supporters during a campaign stop in Edison, N.J., on Oct. 8, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, reaches to shake a hand as he greets supporters during a campaign stop in Edison, N.J., on Oct. 8, 2013.

Jersey Loves Christie, Agenda Unclear

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s lightning rod of a Republican governor, got some good news in a Monmouth University poll out today. People like him.  A lot. They just don’t know what he plans to do with the second term that...

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