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  • Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles

    Congress looks ahead to a year of pre-election battles
    WASHINGTON — Congress comes back to session this week with leaders of both parties planning a war of words in 2014 — dueling agendas that promise little substantive legislation but lots of messages aimed at establishing clear contrasts for...
  • Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers

    Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against Russian government officials, influential individuals and a Russian bank, threatening to come back with tougher penalties if Moscow does not deescalate the crisis in...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said. Lael...
  • Neel who? Again, a wealthy candidate reaches for a California win

    Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo. "Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared. And all around the state of California, political...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Preview of 2014: Fiscal restraint and poverty as political imagery

    The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014. The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
  • Kashkari acknowledges that he did not always vote

    Kashkari acknowledges that he did not always vote
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari responded to reports that he had a spotty voting record, acknowledging that he has not gone to the polls in every election. He pointed to his decision to leave a lucrative investment banking career to...
  • Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari calls Jerry Brown lazy

    Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari calls Jerry Brown lazy
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said Friday he was confident he could raise enough cash to defeat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. "It's going to cost tens of millions of dollars; there's no question we're going to be outgunned,"...
  • Two main GOP rivals of Brown didn't vote in many elections

    Two main GOP rivals of Brown didn't vote in many elections
    The two main Republicans hoping to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall have failed to vote in many elections, according to documents and interviews. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has cast a ballot in about half of the elections held since 1995, while former...
  • Obama MyRA proposal unlikely to boost retirement savings

    Obama MyRA proposal unlikely to boost retirement savings
    President Obama's plan to tackle the U.S. retirement crisis is ambitious and well-intentioned but unlikely to have much of an effect, experts say. In his State of the Union address, Obama proposed a new type of retirement account for the 4 in 10...
  • A look at Anthony Mann's fascination with desperate characters

     A look at Anthony Mann's fascination with desperate characters
    Where director Anthony Mann is concerned, there are two kinds of people: those who admire him extravagantly (Jean-Luc Godard, who called him "Supermann," is in that group) and those who are unfamiliar with his output. A new UCLA Film & Television...
  • Obama takes agenda on tour, urging boost in minimum wage

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — He has taken to saying he has a pen and a phone that he can use to work around Republicans in Congress, but President Obama also has a jet and a helicopter. He used them both Wednesday as he set off on a two-day traveling sales...