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  • Penn State scandal: Senators demand stronger child abuse laws

     
    As Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Washington lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger child-abuse reporting laws. They were appearing at the first Capitol Hill hearing growing out of the Penn State...
  • Penn State scandal spurs California legislation

     
    As former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges begins this week, California lawmakers are rushing to introduce legislation aimed at preventing similar scandals here. Critics have said Penn State officials &#...
  • Pipeline safety bill clears Congress, headed to president

     
    A pipeline safety bill is headed to President Obama for his expected signature after Senate approval Tuesday night....
  • California's congressionally favorite word

     
    Blah blah blah deficit blah blah blah tax … Exactly how you expect members of Congress to sound, right? You would be surprised how wrong that can be. The Sunlight Foundation tracks word use on Capitol Hill, like how often......
  • Long-stalled downtown courthouse plan gets green light

     
    The General Services Administration is moving ahead with plans to build a long-stalled federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, even though the project has drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans eager to reduce the federal budget deficit. But...
  • Santa Monica businessman to challenge Dianne Feinstein

     
    Santa Monica businessman Al Ramirez says he plans to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this year. No big names have stepped up yet....
  • 2 key aides leave Beutner's campaign for L.A. mayor

     
    Two high-level political consultants have quit the 2013 campaign of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Austin Beutner, just days after he gave a major policy speech attacking City Hall. Sean Clegg and Ace Smith, who belong to the San Francisco-based firm SCN...
  • Let's socialize contraceptive services and be done with it

     
    Democratic U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer, Calif.; Patty Murray, Washington; and Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire published an editorial in today's Wall Street Journal (read the whole thing on the San Francisco Chronicle's website) defending mandatory free...
  • House Republicans push new oil drilling to fund road projects

     
    Oil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
  • Issa's House hearings on contraception: Where were the women?

     
    Let me look at that calendar -- what year is it again? 2012? Because, if you ask the Democrats, on Capitol Hill this week it was really looking like 1991. That was the year that an all-white, all-male Senate committee......
  • Barbara Boxer endorses Howard Berman, knocks Brad Sherman mailer

     
    Sen. Barbara Boxer has endorsed Rep. Howard Berman. She cited a mailer by Rep. Brad Sherman's campaign as the reason for her decision....
  • California officials say jobs riding on transportation bill

     
    State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...