Politics

Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, is leaving after a closed-door interview with House investigators as House Democrats proceed with the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
AP News
October 04, 2019 - 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a "crazy" swap that risked vital U.S...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington. The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket. The justices have agreed to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic. The justices won’t hear arguments until the winter. A decision is likely to come by the end of June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP News
October 04, 2019 - 7:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket, agreeing to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic. The justices won’t hear arguments until the winter and a decision is likely to come by the end of June, four months...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Medicare at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP News
October 03, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly encouraged China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared at the...
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San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has sealed the marijuana convictions from 9,300 cases in the city going back to the 1970s.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
October 03, 2019 - 5:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (KCBS Radio) - San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has announced that he will resign from his office before his term concludes at the end of the year. Gascón submitted a formal letter of resignation to San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Public Defender Mano Raju, Sheriff...
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Ocean Beach in San Francisco is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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KCBS Radio Morning News
October 03, 2019 - 10:33 am
The Trump administration’s feud with San Francisco escalated further Wednesday when the Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice to San Francisco accusing the city and county of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
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CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO FRIDAY FROM THURSDAY- President Donald Trump speaks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP News
September 27, 2019 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump on Friday, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for other State Department officials. At the end of a...
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Photo credit: Chuck Kennedy/MCT/Sipa USA)
KCBS Radio Morning News
September 27, 2019 - 11:46 am
California Senator Dianne Feinstein is asking the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s oversight body to investigate after the agency threatened to withhold transportation funding from the state.
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President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, as he returns from attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AP News
September 26, 2019 - 8:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials took extraordinary steps to "lock down" information about President Donald Trump's summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a politically explosive complaint that...
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Former congressman Darrell Issa, left, speaks with a reporter after a news conference Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in El Cajon, Calif. Issa, a former congressman, announced he will attempt a return to Congress to replace fellow Republican and longtime-U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is running for re-election while under indictment on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
AP News
September 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Wealthy former congressman Darrell Issa says he retired from the U.S. House of Representatives because the Southern California district he served for 18 years had grown too moderate and no longer fit him. But Issa says he now sees an opportunity to return to Congress in a...
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Medical marijuana advocates were hoping for passage of a bill on Sept. 26, 2019 that would eliminate taxes on cannabis given to patients through 'compassion" programs.
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Matt Bigler
September 26, 2019 - 1:51 pm
There's been an unintended consequence of legalizing recreational marijuana in California. Some medical pot shops are shutting down because they can't pay state taxes. But a bill on the Governor's desk could keep those pot clubs open for patients who are sick or dying.
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