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Feinstein Joins Brown Against Making Recreational Pot Legal

March 19, 2014 | 3:43 pm

Feinstein Joins Brown Against Making Recreational Pot Legal

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Senator is concerned about stoned drivers and gateway drug issues in California.

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Our November Anniversaries: Season of Sorrow and Hope

November 27, 2013 | 3:44 pm

Our November Anniversaries: Season of Sorrow and Hope

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Remembering the determination that followed one of the darkest moments in San Francisco history.

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Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

March 1, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Audio and Transcript: Feinstein Says Sequester Hurts California the Most

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KQED’s Scott Shafer talked with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein this morning about the politics of automatic federal budget cuts taking effect today–”the sequester,” in Beltway speak–and the impact those reductions will have in California. “California, overwhelmingly, is affected the most,” Feinstein said. “We’re almost double anyone else.” She then went through the litany of impacts […]

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Hearing Probes Drone Strikes Against Americans

February 7, 2013 | 11:33 am

Hearing Probes Drone Strikes Against Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous actions, firmly defending the controversial attacks that have killed three Americans and an unknown number of foreigners. “Nothing could […]

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December 16, 2012 | 12:22 pm

Dianne Feinstein Says She’ll Introduce Assault Weapons Ban; Video of Panel Discussion

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Below is a panel discussion on “Meet the Press” on Sunday in which Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. “It’s a first-day bill I’m going to introduce in the Senate. And the same bill will be introduced in the House … It will ban the sale, the transfer, […]

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September 10, 2012 | 11:39 am

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Assault Rifles, Mitt Romney, and the Republican Agenda

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is up for reelection this year, facing Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken. Belva Davis, host of KQED’s This Week in Northern California, sat down with Feinstein during last week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Feinstein sounded off about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the Republican agenda and banning assault rifles. […]

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July 21, 2011 | 3:34 pm

Debate on Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act

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Yesterday on KQED Radio’s Forum, host Michael Krasny and guests debated the Respect for Marriage Act, a repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which legally defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, which has the effect of denying a range of benefits to same-sex married couples that are afforded […]

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Video Replay: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

July 20, 2011 | 9:06 am

Video Replay: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act

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C-SPAN has posted the last 50 minutes of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that legally defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and precludes any requirement that one state recognize same-sex marriages that are legal in another. The repeal […]

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Morning Splash: Big Fine for PG&E; SJ’s Reed Delays Pension Reform Bid; DiFi Support Dives

June 21, 2011 | 7:09 am

Morning Splash: Big Fine for PG&E; SJ’s Reed Delays Pension Reform Bid; DiFi Support Dives

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$26 million fine for PG&E in Sacramento area blast (SF Chronicle) California’s pipeline regulators intend to levy a $26 million fine against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for federal and state safety violations that the company committed in connection with a fatal explosion in a Sacramento suburb in 2008, state officials said Monday. The fine, […]

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Steve Li to Be Released From Detention; Deportation on Hold After Feinstein Intervenes

November 20, 2010 | 8:14 am

Steve Li to Be Released From Detention; Deportation on Hold After Feinstein Intervenes

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From the San Francisco Chronicle: It seemed that all odds were against Steve “Shing Ma” Li, a City College of San Francisco student who has been incarcerated for more than two months, awaiting deportation to a country where he had no friends or family. But Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced plans to […]

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