| May 7, 2010
| 8:42 AM
San Diego's former school superintendent was back in town, this time, as President Barack Obama's "Border Czar."
Speaking at a town hall meeting at Point Loma Nazarene University, U.S. Customs and Border Commissioner Alan Bersin explained how he wants to...
| May 27, 2010
| 7:43 AM
Over the years, officials along the San Diego-Mexico border have seen some unusual attempts to smuggle people and drugs into the U.S., but one of the strangest cases has to be the man who was sewn into the seat of a van.
"That happened at the San...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would bar federal funding for National Public Radio -- a longtime target of conservatives irritated by what they consider the outlet's liberal bias.
The bill passed 228-192 in...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was formed with the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. As stated by President Lyndon Johnson when he signed the bill into law, while the CPB will receive support from the government, it will be...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:40 PM
If life is a banquet, playwright and actor Al Letson doesn't let a crumb go to waste.
"I do a lot of autobiographical work," said the author of "Crumbs," currently on the boards at Theatre Project. "I am concerned with the truth, if not the literal...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Only a few weeks into his six-year term as U.S. Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul has gone off the tracks. He’d been putting the coal to the engine of the crazy train throughout his campaign, piling one embarrassing media disaster upon another, but...
| Feb 6, 2011
Reality Is Broken
Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Penguin Press: 388 pp., $26.95
As a nongamer, avowed Luddite and mother of a 7-year-old who is mesmerically attracted to anything with a screen, I was...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 2:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to take a quick, $35 billion bite out of government, House Republicans called for termination of at least 60 federal programs Wednesday and cuts in hundreds of others, targeting education and the environment, food safety...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 3:31 PM
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster is analyzing a Republican proposal for sweeping budget cuts.
According to The Associated Press, 60 government programs would be eliminated and hundreds would see a cut in funding under the proposal.
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:47 AM
SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- A 25-year-old Mexican who signed up for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection plan aimed at speeding up frequent border crossings was caught with 637 pounds of pot, authorities said Wednesday.
The suspect was arrested about 10 a.m....
| Feb 21, 2011
| 6:48 AM
It was inevitable that the Congressional and presidential budget cutting would come at the expense of those who have little or no voice in Washington -- the poor and needy.
Whether it's home heating help and other measures to help the poor or a cutoff of...