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  • Scenes at the DNC: Senator duet

    Scenes at the DNC: Senator duet
    Leading up to a speech by former President Bill Clinton, California Senators Barbara Boxer (left) and Diane Feinstein mingle on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. -- Steve Appleford, Times Community News 
  • Sen. Boxer Endorses Wendy Gruel in L.A. Mayoral Race

    Sen. Boxer Endorses Wendy Gruel in L.A. Mayoral Race
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel's mayoral campaign has gotten a big boost. Greuel picked up an endorsement Thursday from Sen. Barbara Boxer, who called her a "proven leader" who can focus on creating jobs and improving...
  • Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer

    Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Matthew Kipling Fong, a former California state treasurer who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1998, died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena after a long bout with skin cancer. He was 57. Fong, a Republican, was the...
  • Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants

    Chemical companies are grilled about flame retardants
    — The world's leading manufacturers of flame retardants faced scathing criticism Tuesday from U.S. senators angered by what they called the industry's misuse of science, misleading testimony and creation of a phony consumer group that stoked the...
  • Boxer raises environmental concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

    Boxer raises environmental concerns over Keystone XL pipeline
    In a sign of hardening skepticism toward the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a top Senate Democrat has sent a letter to the Obama administration asking about a possible conflict of interest between the pipeline operator and a company handling the...
  • Boehner predicts bipartisan support for House payroll tax plan

    Boehner predicts bipartisan support for House payroll tax plan
    The GOP-led House is expected to push through a payroll tax cut package Tuesday that is dead on arrival in the Senate as Congress races a year-end deadline to keep the tax break for 160 million American workers that expires at the end of the year....
  • San Bruno authorities search for 2 people believed missing; PG&E says gas line was inspected last year

     
    Authorities are searching for two people who remain unaccounted for in the thunderous explosion that left four people dead in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, officials said Saturday. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) confirmed that authorities had...
  • Boxer says she expects federal help for San Bruno

     
    Calif. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who plans to tour San Bruno Saturday, called for a thorough investigation of the pipeline explosion and promised that the federal government would lend assistance to residents of the area. She noted that when the National......
  • Boxer and Feinstein ask federal regulators to order inspection of gas pipelines

     
    California's senators called Monday on federal regulators to order inspections of all interstate natural gas pipelines in the state, with a priority on those that run near residential areas. In a letter to the administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous.....
  • Feinstein, Boxer propose tougher gas pipeline regulation in wake of San Bruno blast

     
    California’s two U.S. senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would impose strict new pipeline safety standards and add federal inspectors in the wake of the Sept. 9 natural gas explosion in San Bruno that killed seven people and burned 37......
  • Proposition 23 poll shows a dead heat among California voters

     
    California voters believe global warming is a significant issue and are inclined to trust scientific views on the subject, but they remain closely divided on a November ballot measure that would suspend the state's global warming statute, according to a.....