| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have cited the operator of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded in April for 24 safety violations including the unsafe handling and storage of chemicals, and have proposed $118,300 in penalties.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate.
With the shutdown...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — A frantic police chase through the heart of Washington, from the White House to Capitol Hill down Pennsylvania Avenue, ended Thursday with a woman shot to death, two law enforcement officers injured and the Capitol complex under...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."
Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters now carries the name of former President Clinton, who acknowledged Wednesday that the honor could have gone instead to his vice president, Al Gore, who is perhaps...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
PIERRE - A group representing chemical manufacturers spent at least $100,000 on television ads in South Dakota in recent weeks promoting U.S. Sen. John Thune.
The Republican doesn't face re-election until 2016. He didn't have an opponent in 2010. He...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:02 PM
PIERRE — A group representing chemical manufacturers spent at least $100,000 on television ads in South Dakota in recent weeks promoting U.S. Sen. John Thune.
The Republican doesn’t face re-election until 2016. He didn’t have an...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him.
Backing their party&...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House faces the strong possibility of a defeat over Syria that could seriously damage the president for the rest of his tenure, a peril the administration will battle this week as members of Congress return to work and open...