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  • Senators accuse GM of coverup in delayed ignition-switch recall

    Senators accuse GM of coverup in delayed ignition-switch recall
    WASHINGTON -- Senators aggressively questioned General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday about the years of delays in recalling vehicles with faulty ignition switches, accusing the company of a coverup to hide the problem that caused at...
  • U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link

    U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link
    A major downtown project aimed at closing one of the most frustrating gaps in Los Angeles' rapidly expanding rail network moved a step closer to reality Thursday when federal officials signed an agreement to provide $670 million in funding. At a...
  • West Virginia chemical company files for bankruptcy after leak

    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. Freedom Industries...
  • Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies

    Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies
    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. The opinion...
  • 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...
  • Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge

    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...
  • The stunning CPAC gender gap: Where are the women, Al Cardenas?

    The stunning CPAC gender gap: Where are the women, Al Cardenas?
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.--I took the Al Cardenas Challenge … and won! Cardenas, an attorney and former head of the Florida GOP. is the chairman of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors CPAC. On Friday, he was asked why women were so badly...
  • Gavin Newsom celebrates 10-year anniversary of first same-sex weddings

    Gavin Newsom celebrates 10-year anniversary of first same-sex weddings
    In a "Winter of Love" event at the California Democratic Party convention this weekend, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrated the 10th anniversary of his having flouted state law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “It’s an...
  • Senators plan all-nighter to spotlight climate change

    WASHINGTON-- You could look at it as a filibuster without the bill. After the last round of votes concludes Monday night, 28 senators plan to talk the night away in series of speeches delivered on the chamber floor, focused on climate change. Although...
  • Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage

    Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s pitch to women in his State of the Union address Tuesday night was, without question, an opening shot in the 2014 contests. At a time when Republicans have struggled to build support among women, Obama's pledge to...
  • Davis, Democrats sneak past inconvenient realities of abortion

    Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman's right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a...
  • More campaigns pit one political party against itself

    More campaigns pit one political party against itself
    The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility. Four of California's Democrats in...