Troops in key posts may be rechecked for sex offenses
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed with Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy leaders an Army review that disqualified 588 soldiers from posts as sexual assault counselors and whether those services should follow the Army's lead.
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed with Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy leaders about an Army review that disqualified 588 soldiers from posts as sexual assault counselors and whether Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
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The county's jobless rate rose in January 2009 by 1.2 percent to 7.2 percent - but still lower than nearly all of California, according to local data released the week of March 7, 2009, by the state.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Gillibrand Blames Obama for Failed Vote on Sexual Assault
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand blamed the White House's lack of support for the failure of her sexual-assault bill in the Senate on Thursday, and she vowed to keep fighting to reform the military justice system.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Speier: Issa like 'toddler in a sandlot'
Rep. Jackie Speier likened Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa to a "toddler" throwing sand Wednesday, backing her fellow Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings on the Oversight Committee after a heated exchange between the two men.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Republicans split on splicing California
Republicans from the Golden State say they are watching conservative venture capitalist Tim Draper's effort with "great interest."
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Small Muslim offshoot to get own caucus on Capitol Hill
A small branch of Islam often persecuted and called heretical by larger Muslim groups has always found friends on Capitol Hill.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Congressman Asks President for Funding, Support for National Ignition Facility at Livermore Lab
Information submitted by Office of Congressman Swawell- U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell and Zoe Lofgren led a letter to President Barack Obama urging strong and sustained funding for the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as he prepares his FY 2015 budget.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
New Opportunity for Political Work in Beverly Hills
Retiring Democratic Rep. Henry A. Waxman 's 33rd District covers some of the most prominent areas of California's Southland.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Working poor's plight a major issue in year's campaigns
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, found her night in a homeless shelter informative.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
PHOTO: Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in season 2 of Netflixs House of Cards.
"We can get done shooting on a day and I'll come home and turn on the news, and I'll think, you know, our storylines are not that crazy," Spacey said in a recent interview on ABC News' "This Week."
Sun Feb 16, 2014
More states likely to ban sexual-orientation change therapy
The push to ban sexual-orientation "change" therapy for children is growing as lawmakers in at least eight states have introduced bills to outlaw the practice and gay-rights advocates expect at least a few to become law this year.
Group shines a light on victim backlash in military sex assaults
Sexual assault in the military 'was an issue of human rights in our own country,' says Nancy Parrish, explaining her motivation to establish Protect Our Defenders.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Questions arise over lawmakers' pledge to forsake pay during government shutdown
In an exclusive Channel 2 investigation, we followed up with local members of Congress who vowed to stand with Americans by giving up their pay during the shutdown in October.
San Mateo Daily Journal
Officials aim to stop human trafficking: Latest effort focuses on outreach, enforcement
The growing epidemic of human trafficking in San Mateo County is prompting law enforcement agencies to increase outreach, promote a victim hotline and provide specific training for hotel and motel employees and other workers.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Congresswoman Spends Night In A Shelter To Learn More About Homelessness
Rep. Jackie Speier spent Friday night away from the comforts of her Bay Area home, instead sleeping in cramped quarters at a local homeless shelter to better understand what life is like on the margins.