| 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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In a surprising plot twist in Hollywood's largest labor union, Ned Vaughn, a key figure in the campaign to merge Hollywood's actors unions, is resigning as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA to run as a Republican candidate for the California Assembly....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:05 AM
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas acted like a “maestro” to orchestrate a new farm bill on the House floor, according to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. But still, over two days with dozens of opportunities to amend the bill, the Oklahoma...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Republicans have an opportunity for a get-out-of-jail moment with the fastest-growing slice of the electorate, Hispanics.
An immigration bill is likely to pass the Senate by the end of the month. The size and shape of the measure and the tone of the...
| Sep 19, 2010
State Sen. Terry Link compares it to winning the lottery.
Local government executives get fat bonuses and retire. Their pensions also are inflated by the bonus amounts, and so their retirement checks get fatter, to the point that they make more from...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 6:39 PM
Two Illinois lawmakers on Monday called for hearings to look into local government pension practices after learning how officials with the Park District of Highland Park intentionally used large bonuses to hike the pension of a district executive by...