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  • Senate panel advances bill to overhaul chemical regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved...
  • Neel Kashkari backs Rocky Chavez in race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

    Neel Kashkari backs Rocky Chavez in race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat
    The Republican field in next year’s U.S. Senate contest is still taking shape, but Neel Kashkari, the party’s 2014 candidate for governor, threw his support Wednesday behind state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez of Oceanside. Chavez, who spent most...
  • Public needs cold, hard numbers on use of deadly force

    Public needs cold, hard numbers on use of deadly force
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris wasn’t campaigning for U.S. Senate on Jan. 5, the day of her inauguration for her second term. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement announcement was still a few days away. But even as Harris was making...
  • Obama lobbies Congress on Iran; Dems seek changes to bill

    Democratic senators are intent on changing a bill that would give Congress a say in an emerging nuclear deal with Iran — tweaks that could make it more palatable to President Barack Obama, who called two key senators on Wednesday to lobby against...
  • State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run

    State's congressional leaders weigh risking their power for Senate run
    After 14 years in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff of Burbank is finally getting the kind of coverage that ambitious politicians crave: CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC and NPR have all come calling in recent weeks. Schiff's newly acquired media platform —...
  • Emily's List backs Kamala Harris' Senate bid

    Emily's List backs Kamala Harris' Senate bid
    Emily's List announced its endorsement of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' bid for the U.S. Senate on Thursday -- another nod for her candidacy from the Democratic establishment.   The group, which has a network of donors across the nation, is...
  • Kamala Harris speaks about U.S. Senate bid -- in Washington, D.C.

    Kamala Harris speaks about U.S. Senate bid -- in Washington, D.C.
    Democratic Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the sole major candidate thus far in the 2016 U.S. Senate race to replace the retiring Barbara Boxer, made her first public remarks about her bid at a campaign-style event Tuesday night – 2,300 miles away, in...
  • Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

    Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat
    Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark. “She’s going to sit this out,” Clark...
  • Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris

    Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris
    Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far....
  • Antonio Villaraigosa run for California governor? 'Future is wide open'

    Antonio Villaraigosa run for California governor? 'Future is wide open'
    A day after announcing that he would not run for Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had this to say Wednesday about a possible run for California governor: "The future is wide open." Villaraigosa was in...
  • Tom Del Beccaro forms Senate exploratory committee

    Tom Del Beccaro forms Senate exploratory committee
    Former California Republican Party chairman Tom Del Beccaro has formed a fundraising committee to explore a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “Our country -- and our state -- is in serious need of new leadership,”...