| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him.
Backing their party&...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It's not every day that you step into an office where one wall is covered with posters of Papa Smurf, George of the Jungle and ALF and the opposite is lined with personal photos of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King. Then again, it's...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) attacked Republicans on Thursday for their repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare, saying threats to shut down the government or limit the debt ceiling are irresponsible and ineffective.
“The big problem we have are...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office.
There is, of course.
Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they did not increase the nation's borrowing authority.
"It is an American value...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Dana Rohrabacher has been around way too long. It troubles me that he keeps getting re-elected to my congressional district. He is a Republican representative who distinguishes himself more by demagoguery than accomplishment.
But you be the judge....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Capitol Hill sought to move climate change back to the front of the congressional agenda Thursday morning, after a long period of inaction.
But the testy back-and-forth at a hearing of the Senate’s Environment and Public...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters now carries the name of former President Clinton, who acknowledged Wednesday that the honor could have gone instead to his vice president, Al Gore, who is perhaps...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:20 AM
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner responded this week to a recall effort launched against him.
Join the Times San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a live discussion about Filner, the allegations against him and his political future....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday sent a letter to CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves and Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt, urging them to end the dispute that has resulted in CBS-owned channels being...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:26 PM
SAN DIEGO -Mayor Bob Filner will complete his behavioral therapy treatment Saturday, earlier than previously announced, his lawyers said Friday.
Filner will take "personal time" next week and be unavailable for comment, said a statement from lawyer...