| Apr 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts.
In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled what is likely to be the first public forum for scrutinizing the details of Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) announced...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:20 PM
SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California’s ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.
Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who...
| Apr 24, 2014
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.
Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Netflix is again sounding warning bells about Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable.
In a letter to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who is one of the most vocal opponents of the deal, Netflix said a Comcast-Time Warner Cable marriage would...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:21 AM
On a straight party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved civil rights lawyer Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
Adegbile, a longtime voting-rights specialist for the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON — A Target Corp. official told a Senate committee that a massive security breach affecting up to 110 million holiday shoppers lasted three days longer than previously thought.
Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan disclosed the latest...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Last month, in endorsing President Obama’s nomination of veteran litigator Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, a Los Angeles Times editorial noted the possibility that Republicans would line up against the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In a surprising defeat for President Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked his pick to head the Justice Department's civil rights division, the first time in his presidency that one of his nominees failed to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) again took to the airwaves to criticize the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable, telling "CBS This Morning" on Monday that the combination will see customers paying more.
"I think consumers will end up paying more,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a closeup of a telephone and a bizarre voice message:
“Good morning, Anita Hill. It’s Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider...