February 4th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
2 months ago

A tale of two Republicans: A story of the GOP and immigration reform

Washington (CNN) – The similarities are plentiful.

Both congressmen are Republican. Both represent central California - their districts share a border. Both are recently elected to Congress. Both have outspoken positions on immigration reform.

And that's where the similarities end.

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Filed under: California • House Republicans • Immigration • Republican Party
Sandra Fluke asks for California Democratic Party endorsement
February 4th, 2014
10:34 AM ET
2 months ago

Sandra Fluke asks for California Democratic Party endorsement

Washington (CNN) - Sandra Fluke has asked the California Democratic Party for their endorsement in the race for an open 2014 congressional seat, but a spokeswoman for the women's rights activist says Fluke is still on the fence about a bid.

"It is not the same as filing to run or declaring that she is running," said Abigail Gardner, Fluke's spokeswoman, in an email. "It was something she felt she had to do on Friday to keep her options open due to CA Dem Party deadlines."
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Filed under: 2014 • California • Congress • House • Sandra Fluke
First lady says girls aren’t interested when President gets his ‘butt kicked’
January 30th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
3 months ago

First lady says girls aren’t interested when President gets his ‘butt kicked’

Washington (CNN) - The end of 2013 may have been rough going for President Barack Obama, but political strife over Obamacare’s botched rollout and NSA spying didn’t cross over into his family life, according to the first lady.

When Obama got his “butt kicked,” his daughters didn’t offer too much sympathy, Michelle Obama told Ryan Seacrest Thursday in a radio interview.

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Filed under: California • Michelle Obama
Rep. Waxman to retire at end of term
January 30th, 2014
11:11 AM ET
3 months ago

Rep. Waxman to retire at end of term

Updated 3:51 p.m. ET on 1/30/2014

(CNN) - Rep. Henry Waxman, a longtime Democrat from California, announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election to a 21st term this November.

“In 1974, I announced my first campaign for Congress," he said in a statement. "Today, I am announcing that I have run my last campaign. I will not seek reelection to the Congress and will leave after 40 years in office at the end of this year."
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Filed under: 2014 • California • Henry Waxman
Hillary Clinton set for California swing in April
January 22nd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Hillary Clinton set for California swing in April

Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a multi-day swing through California in April, speaking at events in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego that are sure to spark more talk about whether the former first lady will run for president in 2016.

The trip, which has Clinton appearing in front of an array of business and corporate groups, will likely happen behind closed doors, however, as all three appearances are closed to the press.
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Filed under: 2016 • California • Hillary Clinton
House Armed Services Committee chairman to retire
January 15th, 2014
05:20 PM ET
3 months ago

House Armed Services Committee chairman to retire

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Washington (CNN) - Longtime Rep. Buck McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, will announce Thursday that he won't seek re-election this year and will retire at the end of his term, a Republican source with knowledge of McKeon's thinking tells CNN.

McKeon's office neither confirmed nor denied reports about retirement. But  it put out an e-mail release saying the 11-term Republican from California would make a statement before cameras at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday.

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Filed under: 2014 • Buck Mckeon • California
No fourth White House run for Jerry Brown
January 15th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
3 months ago

No fourth White House run for Jerry Brown

(CNN) - It looks like we won't have another Brown vs. Clinton Democratic presidential primary battle come 2016.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who made bids for the Democratic nomination in 1976, 1980 and 1992, is ruling out a fourth run for the White House.
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Filed under: 2016 • California • Jerry Brown
Major donor to Obama: Where's the White House valet?
November 26th, 2013
03:06 PM ET
5 months ago

Major donor to Obama: Where's the White House valet?

(CNN) - The host of a fundraiser and major donor to the Democratic Party complimented President Barack Obama for his hospitality back in Washington but joked about the lack of valet parking at the White House, offering to pay for the addition.

Billionaire Haim Saban, and his wife Cheryl, hosted the President and a group of Hollywood and political elites at their estate in Beverly Hills Monday night for a fundraiser for Democratic House and Senate campaign committees.
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Filed under: California • Democrats • Fundraising • President Obama
Obama's Hollywood searchlight finds firm of major donor
Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of Shrek The Third at Clearview Chelsea West Cinemas May 14, 2007 in New York City.
November 26th, 2013
07:26 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama's Hollywood searchlight finds firm of major donor

Update 4:58 p.m. ET, 11/26/2013

Glendale, California (CNN) – American moviemakers have helped fuel a recovering economy, President Barack Obama told some of Tinseltown's most powerful players on Tuesday.

Delivering remarks at the animation studio headed by one of his top financial backers, Obama called the entertainment industry "one of the bright spots of our economy," employing thousands of Southern Californians who create a top American export.
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Filed under: California • President Obama
Obama visits family of slain TSA officer
November 25th, 2013
11:47 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama visits family of slain TSA officer

(CNN) - President Barack Obama visited Monday with the family of TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.

The President also met with Tony Grigsby and James Speer - two other TSA officers who were wounded in the November 1 shooting incident.

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Filed under: California • President Obama • TSA
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