Politics

Mill Valley's mayor apologizes for insensitive comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Megan Goldsby/KCBS Radio
Megan Goldsby
June 04, 2020 - 4:20 pm
An angry group of Mill Valley residents gathered Thursday night in the town's Depot Plaza for a chance to meet with the mayor who has come under fire for controversial comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Congressman Eric Swalwell addresses his ideas on policing reforms in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
June 04, 2020 - 3:37 pm
An East Bay Congressman is calling for immediate reforms to American policing in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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Standing near a statue of Frederick Douglass, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., left, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., center, and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,, right, pause during a prayer Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 4, 2020, during an event to commemorate the life of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP News
June 04, 2020 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of African Americans. Raw feelings were evident as Sen. Rand Paul — who is...
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Jacquie Cadorette
June 03, 2020 - 5:25 pm
On Wednesday evening, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program reform bill by voice vote. The bill was previously passed by the House and now awaits President Donald Trump’s signature.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
AP News
June 02, 2020 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump toured a Catholic shrine on Tuesday in his second straight religious-themed appearance as the nation grappled with widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Critics said the president was misusing religious symbols for partisan...
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RADIO.COM Staff
June 01, 2020 - 8:40 pm
Former President Barack Obama penned an essay today focusing on making the protests over the death of George Floyd into a true turning point for change.
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AP News
May 29, 2020 - 9:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a shelter-in-place order for all of California, beginning March 20, 2020.
Office of Governor of California
Doug Sovern
May 29, 2020 - 6:31 pm
An emotional Governor Newsom briefly set aside the coronavirus crisis today to talk frankly about race relations in the death of George Floyd. Newsom waved of President Trump’s continued attacks on California’s election process as a side-show and distraction. Speaking unscripted, Newsom spoke...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP News
May 29, 2020 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of Minneapolis “under control,” calling violent protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody “thugs” and reviving a civil-rights era phrase fraught with...
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Doug Sovern
May 28, 2020 - 4:00 pm
The ranks of the unemployed continue to swell, with more than 40 million Americans now out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began, almost five million of them here in California. Meanwhile, homeless camps keep spreading and growing around the Bay Area, with one study projecting a 20% rise in...
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