| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Granted, I'm no expert on foreign conflicts. But I did report briefly from the border area where Syria, Iraq and Turkey meet during the end of the first Gulf War. And I parachuted into Bosnia during that war in the early 1990s.
And those trips were just...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office.
There is, of course.
Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- The disclosure of a top secret internal audit that shows the National Security Agency has overstepped its legal authority repeatedly since 2011 is likely to further erode public trust in the beleaguered intelligence service and spur new...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:24 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.
The representatives -- all Democrats,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:26 PM
Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that’s most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:05 PM
President Obama honored the San Francisco Giants’ 2012 World Series championship on Monday, saying the team is “making this a habit.”
The Giants won their second world championship in three years in October, beating the Detroit...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will not travel to California next week so that he can press his case to members of Congress for a military strike against Syria, the White House announced.
Obama was scheduled to address the AFL-CIO’s quadrennial...
| Jul 28, 2013
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney spent eight years choking personal privacy to within an inch of its life. After they were done, Barack Obama showed up, expressed heartfelt sympathy and stood on its throat. But despite their efforts, it isn't quite dead....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The first thing to understand about Gilberton police Chief Mark Kessler's famous machine gun is that it's an honest-to-goodness assault rifle, making it unusual in the context of the gun control debate.
Going by the photograph on the front page of The...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama said he’ll launch an effort this week to “refocus” the attention of lawmakers on the concerns of middle class families, dismissing what he called “phony distractions” that have left his...