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  • House Democrats agree to participate in GOP-led Benghazi probe

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) on Wednesday named a slate of Democrats to participate in the new select committee on Benghazi, despite reservations of many in her party about the mission of the GOP-led panel. Pelosi’s...
  • Sam Slom, party of one in Hawaii's Senate

    Sam Slom, party of one in Hawaii's Senate
    The clock was ticking and scores of bills hung in the balance, so Hawaii's Republican Senate caucus descended to the Capitol basement and an austere wood-paneled meeting room, sealing the door to plot strategy. Peering from behind silver reading...
  • House Democrats push to end congressional probe of Benghazi attacks

    House Democrats push to end congressional probe of Benghazi attacks
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are demanding that Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) end his “partisan” investigation of the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, which cost the lives of four Americans,...
  • Kansas educators upset over school funding bill

    It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the...
  • Gay marriage foes rally in Springfield

    Gay marriage foes rally in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD --- Religious groups opposed to gay marriage rallied Wednesday at the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to reject a measure that would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in Illinois. The gathering came one day after gay marriage...
  • California GOP Rep. McKeon joins congressional retirement parade

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) teared up Thursday as he formally announced plans to retire after more than two decades in Congress. “I should have Boehner here, right?” he joked, referring to House...
  • Dan Webster, Val Demings debate on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    Debates will be a hot topic this weekend in local public-affairs programming. The programs: ***”Flashpoint” offers an hour debate between the candidates in the U.S. House District 10 race: Republican Dan Webster and Democrat Val Demings....
  • ‘Face the Nation’ talks to David Baldacci, Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone

     
    On the Sunday morning circuit this weekend, “Face the Nation” will be doing something different. The CBS program offers its annual authors program. One panel features writers David Baldacci (“The Forgotten”), Gillian Flynn (“...
  • Goldberg: Fusion power on the right

    Goldberg: Fusion power on the right
    "At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed the Week magazine. Meanwhile, the New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Paul (Dylan Bruce)...
  • Koster to concede to DelBene in 1st Congressional District race Friday

    Koster to concede to DelBene in 1st Congressional District race Friday
    Snohomish County Councilman John Koster said Thursday he plans to call Democrat Suzan DelBene on Friday to concede the race for the congressional seat in the redrawn 1st District that runs from Redmond north to the Canadian border. As of 10:26 p.m....
  • Congressional candidate's plane crash lands at Spanaway Airport

    Congressional candidate's plane crash lands at Spanaway Airport
    A plane piloted by Republican congressional candidate Jim Postma crash-landed Monday evening at the Spanaway Airport. No injuries were reported. The plane attempted to land at 7 p.m. when Postma experienced problems with the landing gear, officials said....