Politics

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at the Wilmington train station Thursday April 25, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden announced his candidacy for president via video on Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 25, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he has "great affection" for former Vice President Joe Biden but isn't endorsing his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Reid, a Democrat...
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A migrant is taken into custody by Mexican police
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Doug Sovern
April 25, 2019 - 12:15 am
In recent days, Mexico has been cracking down on migrant caravans, arresting and deporting more of the immigrants moving through the country toward the United States. But in Central America, KCBS Political Reporter Doug Sovern found out that the Mexican government was already getting tough on those...
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FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. Hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccines are opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They plan to pack the first legislative hearing Wednesday, April 24, 2019 on a bill that proponents say would stem bogus exemptions granted in many cases by doctors who are paid to excuse students from vaccinations. Supporters say pockets of unvaccinated students help to spread measles. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 24, 2019 - 3:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of critics of mandatory vaccines were in Sacramento Wednesday opposing a California proposal to give state public health officials instead of local doctors the power to decide which children can skip their shots before attending school. They packed the first...
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Salvadoran student Luis depends on US aid for his coding education
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 24, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump is trying to eliminate U.S. aid to the three countries that make up Central America's "Northern Triangle," because he doesn't think they're doing enough to keep their people from migrating to the United States. But in El Salvador, KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern discovered...
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
April 23, 2019 - 3:03 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo informed city workers that he's rejecting a pay raise of nearly $60,000 that was approved for him by an independent commission. In a memo sent Tuesday , Liccardo said he doesn't think he or future mayor should receive more than 3 percent salary increases, similar to the...
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Matt Bigler
April 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is getting a nearly 30 percent raise while members of the City Council will see their salaries increase by 22 percent.
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers construction and maintenance conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 23, 2019 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday. The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-...
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Dozens of women, men and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
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Doug Sovern
April 23, 2019 - 12:15 am
SPECIAL REPORT: President Trump has been exaggerating the presence of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 in caravans bringing migrants to the U.S. border. But in the cities and towns of El Salvador, the gang is a disruptive force, driving migrants to seek asylum in America.Many people forget that...
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A woman lost her job after posting on Facebook about berating a man in a Make America Great Again hate in this Palo Alto Starbucks.
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Matt Bigler
April 22, 2019 - 12:56 pm
A woman who lost her job after boasting online about confronting a President Trump supporter in a Palo Alto Starbucks has gone missing, according to authorities in Northern California.
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Salvadoran Women Eke Out A Living By Selling Fruit In The Mayan Town Of Panchimalco
Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio
Doug Sovern
April 22, 2019 - 12:15 am
President Trump's frequent assertions that the migrant caravans trekking through Central America to the U.S. border are riddled with gang members are not true—and the White House knows it, two sources within his administration tell KCBS Radio.
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