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2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

The Buzz: Dianne Feinstein continues push against Internet poker

CalPERS board member Priya Mathur has lost a fight over whether her challenger, Leyne Milstein, made a misleading statement when he said "recent CalPERS board decisions" resulted in "what could easily be 55% increases or greater in pension costs for more than 400 participating local agencies over the next six years..." Mathur protested that the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Games, Poker, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Lindsey Graham

6 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: The dog days of summer bring us speculative scenarios

They called the period, from the first week of July to the second week of August, dies caniculares because a particularly bright star, dubbed the "dog star," became invisible during midsummer and, they believed, made the sun even hotter than usual.

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Related Topix: August, CA, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jerry Brown, US Governors

10 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Should Obama Fire His CIA Chief for Misleading the Public About the Senate Spying Scandal?

On March 11, Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, strode on to the Senate floor and made a shocking charge : the CIA had spied on committee investigators who were examining the CIA's past use of harsh interrogation techniques .

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

10 hrs ago | ABC News

Who Wore It Best? Senate Seersucker Thursday Is Back

After a two year hiatus, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday returned to the Senate today with lawmakers donning their finest seersucker suits.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barbara Boxer, Trent Lott, Johnny Isakson

11 hrs ago | SFGate

Leland Yee pleads not guilty in corruption case

Yee entered his plea in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to a new federal grand jury indictment issued last week that added to charges originally lodged by the same panel in April against Yee, alleged Chinatown gang leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

15 hrs ago | McClatchy

CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General’s Office “include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI and the CIA in 2009,” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Evan Bayh, Criminal Defense Law, Law

19 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Midday open thread: NSA domestic spying costs us more than personal privacy, no hope from El NiAħo

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered surveillance of our digital lives.

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Related Topix: Privacy, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

23 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Jeremy Scahill: White House Censoring What US Public Can Know About Torture Program

In response to news that the very same Central Intelligence Agency officials involved with the CIA torture program are being allowed access to the still classified U.S. Senate torture report, journalist Jeremy Scahill said Tuesday that "the White House, at the highest levels, is basically going through and editing what the American people can and ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

CNN

Tensions prompt Cold War fears

Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Air Accidents

SanLuisObispo.com

Feinstein pushes against internet gambling

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein continued her push against expanding gambling in California, writing a letter Wednesday urging Attorney General Eric Holder to support a bill to ban internet gambling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Games, Poker

Roll Call

HOH: Seersucker Thursday: Ladies' Fashion Do's and Don'ts

After two years, Seersucker Thursday finally returns to the Senate. Back in June, when the House side hosted its own seersucker celebration, HOH ran an item Seersucker Day: Trent Lott's Fashion Do's and Don'ts .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito

Switched

For At Least A Few Hours, California Has Its First Gay Governor

California has never elected a woman or LGBT individual as governor. But on Wednesday, one state politician will make history on both counts -- albeit for only a few hours.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, California Government, Gay/Lesbian, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom

Politico

Drought relief talks heat up -- Court sides with COOL, again -- NCBA: House bill would rein in ESA

DROUGHT RELIEF TALKS HEAT UP: "Senate and House staff are working furiously to reach compromises on two bills that take widely different approaches to address the drought crippling farmers and ranchers in California and other western states," Pro Agriculture's Bill Tomson reports.

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Related Topix: Cool, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, US Senate, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Agriculture, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary To Be Declassified

The White House in the next few days is expected to declassify the long-awaited summary of a U.S. Senate committee study of a CIA program that used "enhanced interrogations" and secret prisons to extract information from captured militants, several officials familiar with the matter said.

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The Daily Caller

Colorado's Experience Soundly Refutes Common Anti-gun Talking Point

Last month, while addressing a group of Colorado sheriffs , Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper spoke on the topic of the state's 2013 measure outlawing almost all private transfers of firearms.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Guns, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Conservative Political News

News Max

Report: US-Russia Trade Increased After Sanctions

The Obama administration's economic sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict may be having the opposite effect.

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Related Topix: Robert Menendez, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Carl Levin

Roll Call

Trent Lott: Happiest Man Alive Over Return of Senate Seersucker Day

The man who created Seersucker Day back in the late 1990s has been on a bit of a tear ever since the Senate ditched the tradition two years ago.

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Related Topix: Trent Lott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

The Hill

First Latina Senate chief of staff banks on Hispanic turnout to oust Valadao

The first Latina chief of staff in Senate history, Amanda Renteria, is hoping she can convince voters her government experience and personal background are enough to pick her over a tough GOP incumbent.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative David Valadao, Agriculture, Science, Debbie Stabenow

Wired

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered surveillance of our digital lives.

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Related Topix: Privacy, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Computers

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obamacare at center of debate over California health insurance initiative

As state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones has the power to regulate rates for car and homeowner insurance.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, Healthcare Law, Law

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