| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:50 AM
POINT ARENA, Calif. Life is quiet along this remote northern California coastline, unless you walk the craggy bluffs where surf pounds high against a rugged shoreline and seals honk from their rocky patios below.
The world-class vistas boast...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's choice to become the next surgeon general spent much of his confirmation hearing Tuesday deflecting criticism from Republicans, who attacked him for his political activism, ties to the president and relative...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers took to the airwaves Sunday to argue about extending long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans who were cut off last month, a politically sensitive issue in an election year.
Democrats urged their...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON - A senior aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography.
Law enforcement officials took Ryan Loskarn, chief of staff in Alexander’s Washington office, into...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:10 PM
The Federal Communications Commission took a key step toward allowing cellphone calls on planes, but other government officials don't expect travelers will be chatting from 35,000 feet any time soon.
Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on Thursday to allow...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:49 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON -- The standoff over the federal budget moved toward at least a temporary end as Speaker John A. Boehner announced Thursday that House Republicans would agree to a six-week extension of the federal government’s ability to borrow to pay...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The federal budget standoff moved toward at least a temporary end Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner announced that House Republicans would agree to extend the government's borrowing authority for six weeks, setting up late-night...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON – For the first time since a political impasse shut down the government, the Senate’s top Republican and Democrat have started negotiations to try to resolve the stalemate.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
| Oct 13, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
| Oct 18, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It’s divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law. It hasn’t been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP&...