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Police take complaint D.A. Zellerbach tears down campaign signs

The Indio Police Department is investigating a complaint alleging Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach was seen tearing down a campaign sign in Indio belonging to his opponent in the D.A.'s race, Mike Hestrin.

  • More drug offenders eligible for clemency

    Jail cell, prison


    More federal prisoners serving sentences for non-violent crimes can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency...

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  • Georgia law OKs guns in schools, bars

    Man shoots at gun range gun control

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    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.

    House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 -- which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" -- spe...

  • Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan

    Obama, Shinzo Abe

    Pete Souza/The White House

    President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

    Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a weeklong tour that will a...

  • Christie knocks Letterman for fat jokes, backs Colbert

    Chris Christie

    State of New Jersey

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a shot Wednesday on Twitter at David Letterman over the retiring comedian's jokes about the governor's weight.

  • Mitt Romney's new starring role

    Mitt Romney headshot

    Steve Marcus/Reuters

    Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

  • Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency


    The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves.

  • Rand Paul in Chicago: School choice is 'the great equalizer'

    Rand Paul

    Eric Thayer/Reuters

    Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."

  • GOP primary to fill seat after cocaine scandal


    Four Republican candidates are facing off Tuesday in a primary in southwestern Florida for a seat left open by the resignation of a congressman following a cocaine scandal.

  • 15 cities in running for 2016 Democratic convention

    2012 DNC Convention 2

    Ben Kruger/CNN

    The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.

  • You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns


    Bitcoin enthusiasts may soon be able to use the digital currency to support political campaigns.

  • Christie on pot: Colo. law 'not the quality of life we want'

    Chris Christie out

    CNN image

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that - Colorado.

  • Another NJ bridge controversy brewing

    Christie town hall


    The George Washington Bridge may not be the only one used in an apparent act of political retribution by appointees of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and a familiar name in that scandal has surfaced anew.

  • GOP raises cash using George H.W. Bush's socks

    GOP raises cash using Bush's socks


    What's the GOP's latest weapon against Democrats? President George H.W. Bush's fashion.

  • Obama pushes back Keystone decision

    Keystone XL pipeline


    The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report -- a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely.

    The State Department's report found that t...

  • Obamas open up South Lawn for Easter Egg Roll

    White House Easter Egg Roll


    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama joined the Easter Bunny to welcome a crowd of children, parents and volunteers to the White House South Lawn on Monday for the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll.

  • Obama names new White House counsel

    W Neil Eggleston

    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    President Barack Obama has tapped Washington lawyer W. Neil Eggleston as White House counsel, the White House said Monday.

  • Senator nearly hit by train during safety event

    Richard Blumenthal blurb


    A Connecticut senator is nearly hit by a train during a commuter safety press conference.

  • GOP House group takes in $21 million, outraised by Dems in first quarter

    Republican, Democrat, political buttons


    The group working to keep control of the House in Republican hands raised $9.9 million in March and finished the first quarter of the year with $31 million cash on hand, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

  • Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

    Barack, Michelle Obama on Easter

    Joshua Roberts/Reuters

    President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated president in 2009.

    There were a number of similarities between Obama's 2009 and ...

  • Warren repeats she's 'not running for president'

    Elizabeth Warren

    Jason Reed / Reuters

    Days before the release of her new book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated that she's not angling for a White House bid.

  • Why are some Dems running from the Affordable Care Act?

    Barack Obama August news conference


    Recent figures from the Congressional Budget Office show that the Affordable Care Act will cost about $5 billion less to implement in 2014 than originally estimated.

  • Undocumented immigrant describes her 'glass ceiling' to Clinton

    Hillary Clinton


    When Nova Bajamonti walked into to the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York on Thursday, she knew the day would be different. Hillary Clinton, an inspiration of hers, was coming to speak, and she was one of 60 girls allowed to attend and possibly as...

  • What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

    Cliven Bundy

    REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

    When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a few hundred people traveled to his Nevada ranch to protest what they see as an overreach of the federal government.

  • Deport Bieber? White House declines comment

    Justin Bieber

    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    The White House has declined to comment on a "Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card" petition, saying the "We the People" petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments "to avoid the appearance of improper influ...

  • House lawmakers push back on Ukraine aid

    Ukraine protests 2

    Yaroslav Kryzhanivsky/iReport

    The White House is not going far enough in sending aid to Ukraine, say top Republicans and Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee in a letter to President Obama that was obtained by CNN.

    Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, ranking Democrat Adam S...


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