Ahead Of New Book, Comey Defends Handling Of Clinton Email Scandal

Updated at 6 a.m. ET Former FBI Director James Comey says he believed that the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton sent or received classified email from a private server while she was secretary of state was a "no-win" case for him that would further polarize an already deeply divided electorate. Speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos Sunday ahead of the release of his new book, A Higher Loyalty , Comey defended his characterization of Clinton's conduct as "extremely careless."...

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Seaside, CA – It's the hottest political scandal in Washington right now. The investigation into who leaked the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame has already led to the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and could bring more indictments in the coming weeks. Plame's husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, says the Bush Administration leaked her name as retribution for an op-ed piece Wilson wrote in The New York Times rebutting one of the administration's arguments for the war in Iraq.

Salinas, CA – The Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC) will ask voters to approve a half-cent sales tax at the June 2006 primary election. TAMC says it's part of a 14-year strategic plan for what it calls "important safety and congestion relief projects."

Incoming TAMC Chair and Monterey County Supervisor Butch Lindley tells KAZU's Ben Adler why he believes the tax is necessary.

Santa Cruz Republican McPherson to run for full term as Calif. Sec'y of State

Monterey Bay Aquarium

So two penguins walk out of an elevator...

Monterey, CA – The Monterey Bay Aquarium's annual "Meet the Penguins" event is a chance for visitors to see a couple of penguins without a pane of glass in the way ... and a chance for the penguins to get out and about.

Monterey County general plan battle heads for ballot box

Panetta: Schwarzenegger, Calif. Dems must work together

Pacific Grove, CA – Former Monterey Bay Area Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta joins KAZU's Ben Adler on Morning Edition to discuss the impact of the Nov. 8 special election on California politics

Maldonado, Laird on Calif. special election results

Pacific Grove, CA – California voters rejected all four of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's ballot initiatives at the Nov. 8 special election.

The Monterey Bay Area's representatives in the California legislature -- State Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) and Assemblyman John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) -- join KAZU's Ben Adler on All Things Considered to discuss the results.

Salinas libraries to stay open: Measure V passes

Salinas, CA – After a year of uncertainty (and negative national publicity), the city of Salinas will keep its public libraries open. About 60 percent of voters on Nov. 8 approved Measure V, a half-cent sales tax that will fund city services including libraries, police and fire.

Salinas Mayor Anna Caballero led the Yes on V campaign. She talked with KAZU's Ben Adler at the Yes on V election night party.

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