| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - A broad five-year farm bill went down to a surprise defeat in the House on June 20 when Republican conservatives revolted against the legislation, arguing that it would cost too much, while Democrats defected, saying it would not spend enough...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke outlines what he expects for U.S. growth in the coming year as the central bank releases its policy statement. He'll also face TV cameras and reporters during a quarterly news conference.
Reporters, editors and...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open.
House GOP leaders will hold...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's pick for prisons chief is a vocal advocate of alternative sentencing laws that move non-serious criminals into community treatment programs rather than state lockup....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:53 PM
State Sen. Kevin De Leon proposed that California adopt tough new rules covering the sale of ammunition....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 2:14 PM
More Californians cast their ballots by mail than at the ballot box this fall, the first time that has ever happened in a statewide general election. In all, 72% of the state’s 18.2 million registered voters cast ballots in the......
| Jan 1, 2013
Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
| Jan 27, 2013
A well-organized retreat is said to be one of the most difficult military maneuvers: You're under enemy fire, your troops are likely to be demoralized, and you've got to avoid a rout.
That why House Republicans' orderly withdrawal last week from an...
| Jan 22, 2013
On the eve of Inauguration Day, White House political strategist David Plouffe promised that President Obama's inaugural address would include a call for bipartisan cooperation.
"He is going to say that our political system does not require us to...
| Dec 16, 2012
It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why?
It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:14 AM
State Senator proposes legalizing Online gambling...