| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
"Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt." — Tacitus, The Annals III.27
Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in for much ridicule for his televised failure to remember which three federal agencies he has pledged to eliminate if elected...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:05 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday in filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. involvement in Libya, alleging that the White House overstepped its constitutional authority when it launched the...
| Sep 29, 1998
Bowing to public concerns about fairness, the House Judiciary Committee chairman announced yesterday that a bipartisan legal team will review 20 boxes of evidence that Kenneth W. Starr did not send to Congress with his report on President Clinton.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career umatched in its longevity and...
| Mar 1, 2014
There was a time, not too long ago, when Republicans decried "activist judges." Now they're lamenting that judges are not being activist enough.
"Unfortunately, the courts have been reluctant to exercise their constitutionally conferred power," House...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Michigan Rep. John Dingell, the dean of the House and the most tenured lawmaker in the history of Congress, will retire at the end of his current term, he announced Monday.
Dingell told newspapers in his Detroit-area district that he won'...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise.
Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Nearly three decades after Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader, was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices, the slaying remains unsolved.
At the time, the White House condemned the killing as an act of terrorism....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Twenty-eight years ago, more than 1,000 people gathered at a Catholic church in Orange to mourn Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader who was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices.
Odeh, who was 41 and the father...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:45 PM
For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement.
Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a heated confrontation over domestic spying, members of Congress said Wednesday they never intended to allow the National Security Agency to build a database of every phone call in America. And they threatened to curtail the...