Politics

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign kickoff rally, May 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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May 28, 2019 - 7:34 pm
More than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates will invade the Bay Area this week for the California Democratic Convention at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
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May 27, 2019 - 11:53 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes. The Union-Tribune reports the Republican congressman made the comments during a town hall Saturday in...
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Margie Shafer
May 27, 2019 - 10:12 am
Gov. Gavin Newsom is still promoting the idea of building of more housing across the state, even though legislation tackling zoning restrictions has been set aside for the year.
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo rent control supporters march past the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Legislators have said repeatedly the state is in the midst of a housing crisis. But the biggest housing bill of the session, which would have overridden local zoning rules in some areas to allow for the construction of more homes, appears to be dead for the year but could be considered next year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 26, 2019 - 4:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature faces key decisions this week, including trying to reign in police use of force, prevent rent spikes, and alter labor laws affecting workers in the gig economy. Friday is the deadline for the Assembly and Senate to pass or reject bills that...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. Rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump has had little effect on the party’s presidential candidates, who mostly are avoiding calls to start such an inquiry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
May 26, 2019 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Most of the candidates running to succeed him seem to agree, for now. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2001, file photo, Norm Gissel smiles as he talks about the imminent dismantling of the former headquarters of the Aryan Nations in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Behind Gisel is a Nazi insignia painted atop the roof of the compound's cafeteria. Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations compound was demolished in Idaho, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 26, 2019 - 12:28 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott speaks during a news conference in San Francisco. The union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for its chief to resign over his handling of the police raid of a freelance journalist's home and office. Chief Scott acknowledged Friday, May 24, that the searches were probably illegal and apologized for the way his department handled the investigation into who leaked a confidential police report to Bryan Carmody. The police union fired back on Saturday, May 25, saying Scott ordered the investigation, knew Carmody was a journalist and deceived the sergeant who wrote the search warrant. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 25, 2019 - 4:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union representing San Francisco police officers demanded Saturday that its chief resign, accusing him of blaming officers for raids that he ordered to determine who leaked a police report to a freelance journalist. Chief William Scott acknowledged Friday that the searches...
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Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the California Chamber of Commerce's 94th Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said housing and inequality are two of the biggest issues facing state government and California businesses. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 24, 2019 - 4:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials...
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Downtown San Jose
Matt Bigler
May 24, 2019 - 10:12 am
A plan to increase security at San Jose City Hall is getting heavy pushback from local activists. Some city leaders have proposed installing metal detectors outside of the council chambers after a protest in December revealed what they call an oversight in the building’s security.
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr shake hands during a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2019 - 5:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr's inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled...
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