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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Susie Garza displays the city provided debit card she receives monthly through a trial program in Stockton, Calif. Garza is participating in the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration. The program, which started in February, gives $500 a month to 125 people who earn at or below the median household income of $46,033. They can spend the money with no restrictions. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who initiated the privately funded program, says it could be a solution to the city's poverty problem. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP News
September 03, 2019 - 7:27 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to give cash to every American each month. Susie Garza has never heard of Yang. But since February, she's been getting $500 a month from a nonprofit in Stockton, California, as part of an experiment that offers something...
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Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer (L), a billionaire hedge fund manager and activist, poses for a selfie at the Iowa State Fair August 11, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Melissa Culross
September 03, 2019 - 9:01 am
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer said he's not giving up his campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president next year even though he failed to qualify for the debate later this month in Houston.
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September 03, 2019 - 3:25 am
DOONBEG, Ireland (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's staff is defending his decision to stay at one of President Donald Trump's properties while in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he's enriching Trump at taxpayers' expense. Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, said Tuesday that the decision...
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In this photo taken Aug. 28, 2019, a supporter of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors drives past the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Uber and Lyft threatened, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, to spend $60 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of gig workers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 4:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Uber, Lyft and DoorDash threatened Thursday to spend $90 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of their drivers and other so-called gig workers. "We remain focused on reaching...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo, former FBI Director James Comey speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Washington. The Justice Department’s inspector general says former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump, the Justice Department's inspector general said Thursday. The watchdog office said Comey broke bureau rules by giving one memo containing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters as he leaves a House Judiciary and Oversight Committee closed-door interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Issa has taken a step toward challenging indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter for a Southern California seat. Issa says on his website that he formed an exploratory committee to replace fellow Republican Hunter, who is scheduled to be tried in January for allegedly siphoning campaign money for personal use. The committee allows Issa to raise money. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta,File)
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 2:57 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Congressman Darrell Issa has taken a step toward challenging indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter for a Southern California seat, a campaign that would bring his strong name recognition, deep pockets and reputation as one of President Barack Obama's chief antagonists to a race...
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Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) at a press conference about sexual assaults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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Doug Sovern
August 29, 2019 - 9:28 am
The next Democratic debate in September will feature a much smaller group of candidates as many in the crowded field didn't qualify for a spot on the stage.
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California Governor Gavin Newsom made a surprise visit to Riverview Elementary School in Parlier, Calif. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
Ron Holman
All News KCBS Radio
August 29, 2019 - 7:54 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom has given up on a campaign promise to appoint a czar to handle the homelessness crisis that pervades California. He'd said during the campaign last year that such a czar would be a cabinet-level position within his administration. Rather than entrusting a single person with...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the “breaking point” in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society, saying he views "tribalism" as a greater risk to the nation's future than foreign adversaries. The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute...
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Doug Sovern
August 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
President Donald Trump went to Paradise to survey wildfire damage and he's been to the border, but for the first time since taking office, he will come to the Bay Area.
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