| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON A bitterly divided House approved a sweeping California water bill Wednesday that puts the Senate on the spot and splits the drought-ridden state into several competing camps.
Forgoing the usual oversight and hearings, Republican leaders...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday billed as a response to the California drought, but the measure is unlikely to go further in the face of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Bombarded by lawsuits and under federal investigation, the chemical company that spilled a dangerous solvent into a West Virginia river and fouled the drinking water of 300,000 people filed for federal bankruptcy protection Friday.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.
Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound.
Enacted by Congress in...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:05 PM
The frantic image-making by Democrats and Republicans as the 2014 elections loom rippled through the Senate debate Tuesday over whether to extend jobless benefits that expired late last year.
For Democrats, who unanimously supported a procedural vote on...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Monday called for a hearing into "regulatory gaps" highlighted by a chemical spill that has contaminated the water supply to 300,000 West Virginia residents.
"As we begin to consider ideas to reform the Toxic...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), a onetime western wear haberdasher who rose to become chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, is expected to announce Thursday that he will retire after more than two decades in...