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How the Top-Two Primary Played Out in Congressional Races

June 4, 2014 | 7:53 am

How the Top-Two Primary Played Out in Congressional Races

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New voting system created a free-for-all in some districts and a few contests to watch in November.

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Next Up for Honda, Khanna — Round 2 of Congressional Tussle

June 4, 2014 | 12:01 am

Next Up for Honda, Khanna — Round 2 of Congressional Tussle

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Two Democrats, a veteran of South Bay politics and a tech-funded insurgent, are on November ballot.

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Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

April 9, 2014 | 9:47 am

Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

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Peninsula congresswoman calls for change after latest disclosure of impropriety involving a House member.

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Rep. Henry Waxman, Liberal Democrat from Los Angeles, to Retire from Congress

January 30, 2014 | 9:41 am

Rep. Henry Waxman, Liberal Democrat from Los Angeles, to Retire from Congress

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Twenty-term congressman is fourth member of state’s House contingent to announce he won’t seek re-election.

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Congress Raises Privacy Concerns With Google’s New Glasses

May 17, 2013 | 10:48 am

Congress Raises Privacy Concerns With Google’s New Glasses

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Members of Congress are asking whether Google’s Internet-connected glasses “could infringe on the privacy of the average American.” Eight members of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Google co-founder Larry Page yesterday, requesting answers to a number of key questions: “What proactive steps is Google taking to protect the privacy of non-users […]

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December 3, 2012 | 1:24 pm

Interview: New Congressman Eric Swalwell Hits Washington

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Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and transportation projects will fill a large space on the agenda of newly elected California Congressman Eric Swalwell, he told KQED’s Scott Shafer on This Week in Northern California on Friday. Shafer caught up with Swalwell during his second week of orientation in Washington, D.C. Swalwell¬† served as an Alameda County assistant […]

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May 10, 2011 | 8:46 am

Watch Now: Apple Defends its Location Tracking in Congress

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This morning on Capital Hill, Apple and Google are testifying about how their products track and store user locations. You watch live right here. Lawmakers want more information about how some mobile applications gather and share users’ location information. Federal prosecutors and consumer advocates are addressing the Senate subcommitte as part of today’s proceedings. The […]

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January 8, 2011 | 6:25 pm

Calif. Politicians React to Giffords Shooting

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California’s elected leaders and congressional delegation are reacting to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords and others were shot at a shopping area in her home district this morning, while she held a “Congress On Your Corner” public gathering. Several Democratic heavy-hitters attended House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s New Year’s celebration for residents […]

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Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot; At Least Six Dead

January 8, 2011 | 5:00 pm

Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot; At Least Six Dead

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A gunman nearly unloaded a semiautomatic weapon at a busy supermarket Saturday during a public gathering for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wounding the Democrat and killing Arizona’s chief federal judge and five others

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