| 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 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...
| 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&...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Past and perhaps future presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton pressed Congress on Saturday to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which has been bottled up in the Republican-held House.
“You go around the world, we are so lucky as a...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism." During George W. Bush's term that sentiment was often seen, usually with a statement of support for Democratic Party candidates. Now that President Barack Obama is in office, those who dissent are vilified...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states.
Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:02 PM
SAN DIEGO -- In a "Dear Bob" letter, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Friday called on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign amid accusations that he sexually harassed women.
While numerous politicians have called on Filner to step down, few have...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:26 PM
SAN DIEGO -Mayor Bob Filner will complete his behavioral therapy treatment Saturday, earlier than previously announced, his lawyers said Friday.
Filner will take "personal time" next week and be unavailable for comment, said a statement from lawyer...