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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Panel mulls pay hikes for governor, other top pols

The panel has been meeting for several weeks and already has sent strong signals that it will recommend bumping up the current $151,800 salary for the governor, and possibly other offices such as attorney general ($130,582); treasurer ($127,917); and House Speaker and Senate President ($102,279). The panel's chairman says he wants to ensure top government jobs attract highly qualified candidates ...

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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone

(AP) — In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu's failure to get the vote needed for pipeline passage — though he never names Landrieu.

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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama: From 'deporter in chief' to 'gracias'

Obama summoned three Hispanic lawmakers to the Oval Office to say he was ordering Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to study how the administration could enforce immigration laws "more humanely." Obama would ultimately postpone his actions until after the midterm elections, unveiling sweeping measures Thursday to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. In private conversations, ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Clinton: Obama immigration effort 'historic step'

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports President Barack Obama's executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, calling it a "historic step" and urging Congress to pursue a measure approved by the Senate last year. Clinton placed the efforts aimed at changing immigration policy in the context of families, many of ...

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16 HOURS AGO - New York Times

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Reid Is Unapologetic As Aide Steps on Toes, Even the President’s

David Krone, a former cable executive who works for the Senate majority leader, astonished even veteran Capitol Hill staff members this month by criticizing President Obama on the record.

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