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Dianne Feinstein: father attended Taft

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, author of the nation’s first assault weapon ban, which expired during the Bush administration, expressed her condolences for victims of the Kern County shooting at Taft Union High School Thursday. Feinstein plans to introduce a new assault weapons ban in the new Congress. Her statement: “Today comes word of another tragic shooting [...] [Read More]

Congressional black caucus urging Obama to appoint Oakland’s Barbara Lee as Secretary of Labor

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President Barack Obama has been urged by the head of the Congressional Black Caucus to nominate Oakland Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee for U.S. Secretary of Labor, according to a letter released today. Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge mailed her letter this week to Obama, recommending that he nominate Lee to fill the post [...] [Read More]

Solar chief argues for natural gas exports

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With a huge fight heating up over whether to allow exports of U.S. natural gas, California solar executive Arno Harris argued that allowing exports would help the solar industry and reduce global carbon emissions. The U.S. shale-gas boom (fracking) has up-ended global energy markets, lowering energy costs in the U.S. and promising to make the [...] [Read More]

Going to the Oscars: Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s flick nominated for best documentary

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Expect California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to be hitting the red carpet at the Oscars this year — now that his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s film has been nominated for best documentary feature. The nomination of the film for which Siebel Newsom served as executive producer, “The Invisible War,” a highly praised investigation of rape [...] [Read More]

Slide show: More popular than Congress? Lice, cockroaches, root canals — even France

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According to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, Americans have higher opinion on head lice and colonoscopies than of our lawmakers. [Read More]