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  • Villaraigosa and Boxer are joined by GOP and business leaders in call for more federal transportation money

     
    The scene was highly unusual for hyperpartisan Washington: a Senate Democrat, a House Republican, and business and labor leaders gathered in the same room, all in support of the same issue. But that’s just the sight that Los Angeles Mayor......
  • Bin Laden death protects 'values of democracy,' Jerry Brown says

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement Sunday that the death of Osama bin Laden, the man behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is a victory for democracy. "Tonight, Americans can be grateful that President Obama brought Bin Laden to......
  • Casey's view from inside White House dinner

     
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey was among the congressional leaders in attendance at a bipartisan White House dinner with President Barack Obama Monday night, an attempt at political unity scheduled before the killing of Osama bin Laden. Casey greeted Obama,...
  • Bipartisan group of U.S. senators backs hefty boost in money to speed rail projects

     
    Los Angeles’ efforts to speed up the expansion of its public transit system received a boost in Washington on Wednesday, as a bipartisan group of senators backed a hefty increase in a federal loan program seen as a potential source......
  • May 27 buzz: Obama's to do list -- fix E-Verify, bring home our troops, learn to synch mouth with thoughts

     
    Most viewed: Obama's fast brain vs. slow mouth Meghan's Daum's column about the way President Obama addresses an audience has tongues wagging again Friday. Most commented: You can't rely on E-Verify E-Verify has too many flaws, writes the editorial board,...
  • Federal transportation bill offers mixed bag for Los Angeles

     
    A transportation bill rolled out Thursday by the Republican chairman of the House Transportation Committee offers a mixed bag for Los Angeles. On one hand, the proposal by Rep. John Mica of Florida would authorize $1 billion a year, up......
  • Report raises questions about EPA's 2008 perchlorate decision

     
    The Bush White House played a role in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's controversial 2008 decision not to regulate the drinking water contaminant perchlorate, according to a congressional watchdog agency. In a report released Tuesday, the U.S....
  • News Corp.'s U.K. troubles officially land on shores of U.S.

     
    Despite its best efforts to contain the fire that is sweeping through its British media holdings to one side of the Atlantic, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is officially on the defensive on both sides of the ocean. With the media......
  • U.S. awards $10.5 million to help homeless veterans in California

     
    On the eve of a summer season of Stand Down events for homeless veterans, the federal government Thursday announced that it had awarded $10.5 million in rental housing vouchers to more than 20 local agencies throughout California. The vouchers, announced....
  • Police arrest man for making threats against Sen. Barbara Boxer

     
    San Rafael police arrested a 47-year-old man Saturday morning for allegedly threatening Sen. Barbara Boxer. Kevin Joseph O’Connell of San Rafael was booked on one count of making criminal threats against Boxer and is being held in Marin County jail....
  • Villaraigosa: Cuts to transportation would be 'devastating blow'

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warned a Senate committee that federal cuts to transportation would be a "devastating blow." It would set back local projects and damage the nation's economic recovery....
  • 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...