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  • San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress

    San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.  The veteran Democrat’s...
  • West Virginia spill spurs congressional call for a regulatory hearing

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Monday called for a hearing into "regulatory gaps" highlighted by a chemical spill that has contaminated the water supply to 300,000 West Virginia residents. "As we begin to consider ideas to reform the Toxic...
  • Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm

    Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm
    It was a Thursday night, normally a slow time for churches and synagogues, but the sanctuary of The Source Spiritual Center in Venice was packed. When a diminutive woman stepped to the front of the room, people paused in their scramble for a chair or...
  • L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise

    L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise
    WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
  • Rep. Waxman raises questions about future of Los Angeles Times

    Rep. Waxman raises questions about future of Los Angeles Times
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), expressing concern about the future of the Los Angeles Times, is asking Tribune Co. executives to explain the company’s move to spin off its newspaper operations into a separate company....
  • Waxman fears Tribune publishing spinoff may hurt The Times

    Waxman fears Tribune publishing spinoff may hurt The Times
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles), expressing concern about the future of the Los Angeles Times, is asking Tribune Co. executives to explain the company's move to spin off its newspaper operations into a separate company. "I am...
  • Schiff sends letter to appropriations subcommittee about helicopter noise

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Reps. Brad Sherman, Henry Waxman, Tony Cardenas and Alan Lowenthal, wrote to the chairman and ranking member of the Transportation Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday, urging...
  • Congress makes history for the wrong reasons

    Congress makes history for the wrong reasons
    This congressional session is historic: It's the least productive, most unpopular in memory, and makes the 80th Congress, famously labeled "do nothing" by President Harry Truman, appear prolific. For the first time, public approval of Congress is...
  • Nine Californians in Congress vote against House budget deal

    Nine Californians in Congress vote against House budget deal
    WASHINGTON — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles liberal, on the same side of an issue? The Ripley's Believe It or Not moment came Thursday in a House vote to pass a budget deal designed to...
  • Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors

    Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors
    WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
  • Former Clinton aide John Podesta to join Obama White House

    Former Clinton aide John Podesta to join Obama White House
    WASHINGTON -- With his approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency. John Podesta, the former White...
  • Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco

    Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco
    Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work. A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...