There is increasing pressure for Gov. Newsom to choose a woman of color to succeed Kamala Harris in the Senate.
Senators chose party leaders Tuesday, but it's unclear who will be the majority leader in the new Congress with no party having secured control of the Senate until a January runoff election in Georgia.
Ginsburg ruled on cases, including gender equality, civil rights and gay rights.
The White House was making preparations to select a nominee for the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the inspectors general to protect government whistleblowers amid President Donald Trump’s ouster of key government officials in the impeachment probe.
The US Senate has postponed a vote to approve healthcare reform. Allie Rasmus has the latest.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. Jana Katsuyama reports.
Protesters disrupted Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general on Tuesday, including two men wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes and a woman wearing a pink crown. Lauren Blanchard reports.
San Francisco Chronicle political writer Joe Garofoli talks about the latest developments in the race for president and the race for California U.S. Senate seat.
The bank executive faced tough questioning from U.S. Senators over how the bank handled new accounts for customers who didn't request them.