| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 12:38 PM
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.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:07 PM
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...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:25 PM
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...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:03 PM
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,"...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:13 PM
On a recent trip to the nation's capital, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made sure to call on Jo-Ellen Darcy.
As assistant Army secretary for civil works, Darcy is critical to the city's efforts to win federal approval for a costly and ambitious plan...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:05 PM
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...