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  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage

    Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s pitch to women in his State of the Union address Tuesday night was, without question, an opening shot in the 2014 contests. At a time when Republicans have struggled to build support among women, Obama's pledge to...
  • Davis, Democrats sneak past inconvenient realities of abortion

    Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman's right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a...
  • Field guide to departing lawmakers -- and possible successors

    Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...
  • California's Democratic politicians: The logjam cracks, soon to break

    The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...