Politics

George Clooney may run for governor of California in 2018

Popular Hollywood actor George Clooney has plans to run for governor of California before launching a campaign for the presidency, according to the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror.

Citing a close friend of the blockbuster film star, the tabloid reported that Democrats are... read more

Senate committee approves ridesharing legislation

A committee of the California Senate on Tuesday approved bills that would make it more complicated as well as expensive for ridesharing companies to operate in the Golden State.

Companies like Lyft and UberX, which allow passengers to summon paid rides using apps on their mobile devices... read more

Texas Governor Rick Perry may move to California next year

Texas Gov. Rick Perry could move to California in January next year after finishing his stint running the state, according to a recently published article.

Writer Mark Leibovich claimed in the article that Mr. Perry told him about his love for the Golden State, and about the possibility... read more

Democrat De Leon elected as Senate’s new leader

Democrats-controlled California's Senate on Monday selected Senator Kevin De Leon as its new leader. De Leon, a Democrat representative of part of Los Angeles, will succeed current Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, who will step down on October 15 this year.

De Leon, a former... read more

New budget to pump more money into social programs

California's newly approved $156.4-billion budget for the fiscal starting July 1 will pump more money into the state's social services system, including education.

The budget will provide more money for expanding preschools for children of low-income families, for public universities as... read more

Thousands of late-arriving mail-in ballots invalidated

California's election authorities have invalidated late-arriving mail-in ballots, prompting many experts to caution that even small numbers can make a big difference in tight races.

Thousands of mail-in ballots for the state's primary held on June 3 failed to reach destinations in time;... read more

RGA Chairman Chris Christie to visit Facebook headquarters

Chris Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), will pay a visit to widely-popular social-networking site Facebook's Palo Alto, California-based headquarters on Friday.

Christie has been traveling across the U. S. for the last six months campaigning for Neel... read more

Russia is trying to taunt US: says Rep. Mike Conaway

Russia is trying to taunt the United States with acts like sending its nuclear-capable bombers too close to its borders, House Armed Services Committee member Representative Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) recently confirmed that four... read more

America needs both California & Texas to be incredibly competitive:Gov. Perry

There is need to promote a good, healthy competition between Texas and California to make the two states as well as the whole nation prosper, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said.

Addressing members of the Commonwealth Club at a grand hotel atop Nob Hill on Wednesday night, Mr. Perry stressed that... read more

House votes against high speed rail

Daring a presidential veto, California House Republicans on Tuesday approved an amendment that aims to block any money from the $52 billion bill for the state's high-speed rail program.

The amendment by Representative Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) to Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill will... read more

GOP candidate Peterson launches online platform to fix needs of small businesses

Pete Peterson, the GOP candidate who will vie against Democrat Alex Padilla for the post of California's secretary of state in November this year, on Thursday launched a new online platform to fix the needs of small business owners.

Peterson called the new platform an 'idea aggregation... read more

GOP gubernatorial candidate Kashkari faces tough task ahead

GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari, who will face California's incumbent Governor Jerry Brown in the November general election, has admitted that the race for the governor is tough but he will run because he wants to rebuild the state's middle class.

Kashkari won the right to... read more

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