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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

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Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, during the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Half Moon Bay, California.

Newsom: While Brown’s Away, Lieutenant Plays Well — Though Patient

Fresh off a two-week stint as California’s acting governor, Gavin Newsom says he’s interested in leading the most-populousstate full-time — just not for a few years. Newsom, the 45-year-old lieutenant governor, says Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat 30 years his senior,...

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Ro Khanna, an Indian-American lawyer who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Commerce Department, talks with supporters at a restaurant in Milpitas, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2013.

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Ro Khanna, an Indian-American lawyer who served as a deputy assistant secretary in the Commerce Department, talks with supporters at a restaurant in Milpitas, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2013.

Sandberg, Mayer Help Fund California Challenger’s Campaign

Silicon Valley leaders including Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer are backing California Democrat Ro Khanna’s seven-figure bid to unseat a Democratic congressman. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., donated $1,000 on June 14 and Mayer, the chief executive officer...

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Invited to Gay Wedding: ‘OK’ to Couple on Courthouse Steps

Talk about a proposal. Paul Katami, a plaintiff in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, wasted no time in making his intentions known after the Supreme Court issued a ruling today allowing gay marriage to be reinstated in California....

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

SCOTUS: DOMA Done, Prop 8 Dead

Updated at 10:35, 10:55 and 11:31 am EDT The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law restricting benefits for same-sex couples. The court also has cleared the way for gay marriage in California, the first state to legalize it....

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Nonprofits: Cayman Islands of Political Money

Social welfare nonprofits, which can keep their donors secret, are a lot like Russian nesting dolls: Open one, and you’ll find a smaller version inside. That’s what courts in California discovered last year when they tried to figure out who...

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Two of four 1,060-foot catwalks connect to the 525-foot main tower from the eastern end of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Two of four 1,060-foot catwalks connect to the 525-foot main tower from the eastern end of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Jerry Brown Channels Forrest Gump

So dozens of over-sized bolts built into the soon-to-be-opened $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge snapped when they were tightened earlier this year. What does California Gov. Jerry Brown have to say about it? “Look, s— happens,” Brown said when...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with fans prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with fans prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas to Chicago: Send Us Your Overtaxed, Underemployed Masses

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has  picked Chicago as his latest job-recruitment target, running print and Internet advertisements through a weekly business newspaper urging Illinois companies to move to the second-most populous state. In February, radio ads launched by Perry asked...

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President Barack Obama walks with California Attorney General Kamala Harris after arriving at San Francisco International Airport.

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President Barack Obama walks with California Attorney General Kamala Harris after arriving at San Francisco International Airport.

Obama’s Apology to Kamala Harris: Phone Call to an Old Friend

Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general, got an apologetic phone call last night from the president of the United States — for calling her good looking. Not only good looking — “the best-looking attorney general,” President Barack Obama called Harris, during...

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Kamala Harris, attorney general of California, waves before speaking during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

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Kamala Harris, attorney general of California, waves before speaking during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

Obama: California’s AG ‘Best Looking’ — and Beau Biden?

President Barack Obama, in California for some party fundraising, caught his audience’s attention with his notice of the state attorney general: Obama just riffed in how hot Cali AG Kamela Harris is. “By far, the best looking attorney general…(audience: “oh’s”)…C’mon,...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

Obama’s Post-Election Fundraising: Replenishing a Party

With a quartet of California fundraisers, President Barack Obama will test his ability to replenish his party’s campaign accounts without the threat of his defeat to motivate Democratic donors. Obama leaves Washington today for a Western trip that is four...

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