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  • California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling

    California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling
    Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling striking down limits on what wealthy donors can contribute to political campaigns overall drew a lot of hand-wringing from good government groups and some candidates. But at least one Republican operative saw the...
  • GM chief deflects lawmakers amid new revelations on ignitions

    WASHINGTON In her first head-on questioning from Congress, General Motors' new chief executive, Mary Barra, sought Tuesday to quell a furor over the automaker's failure for over a decade to fix defective ignition switches blamed for contributing to 13...
  • Barra: Poor decisions in past do not reflect the GM of today

    WASHINGTON General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday told a congressional subcommittee investigating a widening recall that while she could answer few specific questions about what happened, decisions made in previous years not to address the situation...
  • GM victims' families, lawmakers blast recall delay, want tougher law

    GM victims' families, lawmakers blast recall delay, want tougher law
    WASHINGTON -- Families of victims of fatal crashes of General Motors Co. cars with faulty ignition switches on Tuesday sharply criticized the automaker for delays in recalling the vehicles and called for legislation to prevent a repeat. About two...
  • Regulator says it lacked key information on GM defect

    WASHINGTON The nation's top auto regulator on Tuesday will defend his agency's handling of General Motors Co.'s recall of more than 2 million vehicles, telling congressional investigators it could have acted sooner if GM had provided data linking bad...
  • House candidate Matt Miller combines policy plan, money plea

    Most candidates talk about what they would do if elected and many of those seeking a coveted office need to ask for campaign money. Matt Miller, a Democrat and one of 21 candidates vying to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), has killed two...
  • Former WGA Prez Patric Verrone's Senate Campaign Raises Less, Spends Less Than Rivals

    Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone has raised nearly $44,753 for his campaign for the California State Senate and spent $12,052 -- far smaller amounts than his rivals. Verrone announced earlier this month that he was seeking...
  • Honda challenger Ro Khanna takes his campaign to TV with ad

    Honda challenger Ro Khanna takes his campaign to TV with ad
    Democrat Ro Khanna, who is mounting a same-party challenge this year to longtime Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose), has launched his first television ad, the Khanna campaign announced Tuesday. In the ad, Khanna, who formerly worked in the U.S Commerce...
  • Rep. Schiff sends letter expressing concerns about lack of progress reducing helicopter noise

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter...
  • Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized

    Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized
    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....
  • U.S. lawmakers ask Gilead to justify hepatitis C drug's $84,000 price

    U.S. lawmakers ask Gilead to justify hepatitis C drug's $84,000 price
    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company Thursday, Rep....
  • Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race

    Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican, has thrown his support behind state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Riordan, a moderate and pragmatist who has sometimes...