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Election 2010: U.S. Senate Race

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Microsoft has filed suit against the Department of Justice over requests for customer information, saying people have a right to know when the government gets a warrant to read their emails. Microsoft says it has received more than 5600 federal demands for data in the past 18 months, and in nearly half, the government forbade Microsoft from informing the customer. The suit comes as Congress wades into the issue with a bill that would require tech companies to provide access to data when served by a court order.

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The California Report | Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014, 8:50 AM

No Deal on Prison Overcrowding Between State Officials, Inmate Lawyers

Federal judges say California corrections officials and inmates' lawyers have failed to reach a long-term agreement to deal with overcrowding in the state's prison system. The two sides were in talks over how to comply with the judges' order to reduce the headcount in the prisons. Now the two sides have until January 23 to submit competing proposals to bring the state into compliance by April 18.

Forum | Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010, 9:00 AM

Election Results

Our election coverage continues with a discussion of local and state results from Tuesday's balloting.

The California Report | Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010, 8:50 AM

Boxer Will Return to Senate for Fourth Term

This was Barbara Boxer's fourth and toughest senate race. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina ran a competitive campaign.

The California Report | Friday, Oct 29, 2010, 4:30 PM

Boxer-Fiorina Race Widens

A new Field Poll shows voters may have more tricks than treats for Republican candidates at the top of the ticket. The poll shows incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer pulling away from former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

THIS WEEK in Northern California | Friday, Oct 22, 2010, 8:00 PM

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California voters were given a clear choice in the debates between Democratic and Republican candidates for governor and U.S Senator. Proposition 20 would expand the power of a Citizens Redistricting Commission in determining congressional districts, while Prop 27 would eliminate the CRC and return the task of redistricting to the Legislature. And executions in the updated death chamber at San Quentin Prison are on hold until next year.

The California Report | Thursday, Sep 30, 2010, 8:50 AM

Boxer-Fiorina Debate Highlights Differences

Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina held their second and likely final debate yesterday. The two candidates staked out opposite positions on just about every issue.

The California Report | Friday, Sep 24, 2010, 8:50 AM

New Poll Shows Boxer and Fiorina in Tight Race

With only six weeks to go before Decision Day, the latest Field Poll shows that Barbara Boxer is in a tight race with Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.

The California Report | Friday, Sep 03, 2010, 4:30 PM

Political Bloggers Look Ahead

As the campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate kick into high gear, we talk with two prominent political bloggers about the upcoming election.

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Protestors Outside Boxer-Fiorina Debate

California's two leading candidates for U.S. Senate are now on the record about a host of issues after debating at Saint Mary's College last night. Protestors and activists gathered outside the event, as did third-party candidates and their supporters who objected that the debate rules barred them from participating.

The California Report | Thursday, Sep 02, 2010, 8:50 AM

U.S. Senate Debate Showed Clear Difference of Positions

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina met in their first -- and possibly only -- debate last night in the Bay Area suburb of Moraga.

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St. Mary's Students Watch Debate

Last night's Senate debate was hosted by St. Mary?s College in Moraga, and students who won the lottery to be in the audience, including first-time voters, watched it with great interest.

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Senate Candidates On Afghanistan War

The ongoing war in Afghanistan was one of many topics that came up last night in the US Senate debate between Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and Republican Carly Fiorina.

KQED News | Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010, 10:04 AM

Small Business Lobbying Group Endorses Fiorina

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has scored another pro-business endorsement. This one comes from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a lobbying group for small business interests.

KQED News | Monday, Aug 09, 2010, 7:05 AM

US Chamber of Commerce Endorses Fiorina

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this morning. Fiorina has pledged to shrink government and cut taxes, falling well in line with the Chamber of Commerce's aims.

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