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  • Reactions to Alan Gross release and Cuban policy change came fast, furiously and along party lines

    Reactions to Alan Gross release and Cuban policy change came fast, furiously and along party lines
      A sampling of reactions to the release of Alan Gross and President Obama’s speech on normalizing relations with Cuba. As expected, the reactions split mostly along party lines: “Alan Gross should never have spent one day in prison and we...
  • Lawmakers look to 2015 for drought legislation

    WASHINGTON California lawmakers' failure to pass water legislation this Congress raises questions about strategy, tactics and the ability to learn from falling short. It also sets the stage for next year, when the whole anti-drought drama returns for...
  • House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto

    House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto
    The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns. The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
  • House passes GOP California drought bill, but Senate approval unlikely

    WASHINGTON Legislation addressing California's drought reached an inconclusive high-water mark Tuesday, passing the House on a largely party line vote before trickling off to a bleak fate in the Senate. While the Republican-controlled House approved...
  • House-passed drought bill likely to sink in the Senate

    WASHINGTON House Republicans who have scrambled all year to complete a California water bill throw a Hail Mary pass Tuesday, with legislation that ha s drawn a presidential veto threat and resistance from the state's two senators. Hatched without full-...
  • Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide

    Would ethanol help the environment? Obama administration can't decide
    As President Obama looks to take legacy-defining actions while facing a hostile Congress, one of his more challenging decisions involves what goes into the fuel tanks of America’s cars. For months, the administration has dismayed innovators and...
  • Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California

    Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California
    Officials are planning the first major rollout of California's earthquake early warning system next year, providing access to some schools, fire stations and more private companies. The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in...
  • At drought talks on Capitol Hill, behind-the-scenes maneuvering

    WASHINGTON Late Thursday morning, while the Capitol Hill spotlight was pointed elsewhere, three Northern California congressmen paid a quiet call on the state's junior Democratic senator, Barbara Boxer. They wanted to talk water. For upward of 40...
  • Obama's immigration announcement draws praise and bitter criticism

    President Obama's announcement that he would take executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally to stay and work drew quick reaction across the political spectrum Thursday. Here's a sampling: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.):...
  • Capitol Hill talks on drought bill dry up, to resume next year

    WASHINGTON Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year. Feinstein's unexpected...
  • Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem

    Are Feinstein and Boxer too old to serve California? No, but they pose another problem
    Many Californians, and not just Republicans, would like to see fresh faces representing the state in the U.S. Senate. At ages 81 and 73, respectively, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are not only some of the most senior among the senior citizens...