| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON — For the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency, Rep. Kevin McCarthy traveled the country recruiting and coaching anti-establishment, tea party-backed candidates for the 2010 election.
Many of the candidates recruited by McCarthy...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:27 PM
More than 1,000 activists ended their hours-long rally and march through Hollywood on Saturday on a high note after getting word that Gov. Jerry Brown had signed several bills that would ease conditions for immigrants.
Just before noon on Saturday, a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:26 PM
WASHINGTON — To Wall Street, the partial government shutdown is another unfortunate economic speed bump caused by partisan political fighting.
Failure to raise the debt limit, triggering a first-ever federal default, would be a brick wall on the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes was a low-profile Republican from California's Central Valley, perhaps best known for his battles with environmentalists over water, including once bringing a bowl of fish to a Capitol Hill hearing to argue that their...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — California House Republicans on Wednesday split over a measure to end the government shutdown and lift the U.S. borrowing authority, highlighting divisions within GOP ranks over the strategy for reining in federal spending.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval late Wednesday to a budget compromise, ending a 16-day government shutdown and averting the possibility of a default on the nation's bills, as a bitter partisan stalemate concluded with Republicans conceding...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At a rally in Los Angeles on Tuesday a coalition of groups seeking to pressure the House of Representatives to act on an immigration overhaul put its message in terms politicians can understand: votes.
House Republicans who refuse to take up a Senate...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:40 AM
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy briefly laid out a Republican agenda that touched on tax reform, energy policy and changes to regulatory agencies during a visit Tuesday to Newport Beach.
"We're in the middle of a philosophical battle that's been a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:46 AM
A caravan of protesters departed Los Angeles Wednesday morning, bound for a march in Bakersfield that organizers are billing as one of the largest protests in the nation in support of an immigration overhaul.
The march, which is expected to draw...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:29 PM
BAKERSFIELD -- As more than a thousand immigrant rights activists marched outside his district office, U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) issued a statement Wednesday that cast further doubt on the likelihood that he will support an immigration...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced more endorsements this week in her campaign for the 45th Congressional District. The election is set for next June.
Walters, whose 37th District includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and portions of Huntington Beach and...