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  • EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

    The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months. Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups: “Today’s announcement is a dagger in...
  • Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

    Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
  • Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM

    Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM
    Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned his dress...
  • Gavin Newsom celebrates 10-year anniversary of first same-sex weddings

    Gavin Newsom celebrates 10-year anniversary of first same-sex weddings
    In a "Winter of Love" event at the California Democratic Party convention this weekend, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrated the 10th anniversary of his having flouted state law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “It’s an...
  • E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say
    WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released Monday by Democratic legislators. A survey of nine electronic-cigarette...
  • Standoff on U.S. roadway repairs becoming 'highway cliff'

    Without quick action by Congress, the U.S. Transportation Department may begin scaling back or halting work on thousands of roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects at the height of the construction season this July, when the nation's Highway...
  • Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.

     Does the term 'apartheid' fit Israel? Of course it does.
    The storm of controversy after Secretary of State John F. Kerry's warning that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" reminded us once again that facts, data and the apparently tedious details of international law often seem to have little bearing on...
  • California GOP sees Democrats Newsom and Harris as sitting pretty

    Republicans trying to unseat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of reelection that they're already laying ground to run for governor in 2018. "She's looking right past us,"...
  • Boxer wins GOP help in bid to boost funds for L.A., Long Beach ports

    Boxer wins GOP help in bid to boost funds for L.A., Long Beach ports
    In Congress, seniority still matters. Although lawmakers can no longer earmark funds for home-state projects, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written into a massive water bill a measure that promises to bring more money to the ports of Los Angeles and...
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to help Ready for Hillary 'super PAC' raise money

    Sen. Barbara Boxer to help Ready for Hillary 'super PAC' raise money
    Barbara Boxer is the latest U.S. senator to put her support behind an outside group that is urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016. The California Democrat will headline a fundraiser for the Ready for Hillary "super PAC" on June 19...
  • U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link

    U.S. to provide $670 million for downtown light-rail link
    A major downtown project aimed at closing one of the most frustrating gaps in Los Angeles' rapidly expanding rail network moved a step closer to reality Thursday when federal officials signed an agreement to provide $670 million in funding. At a...