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  • For Obama, a lot is riding on Congress' decision on Syria

    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...
  • Californians balance support of Obama, anti-Syria strike stance

    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&...
  • Female vs. male senators

    As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
  • The double threats

    Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for...
  • Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'

    Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'
    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....
  • Boxer to push funding for health costs of uninsured immigrants

    Boxer to push funding for health costs of uninsured immigrants
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to push for Washington to provide $250 million and perhaps more to help local and state governments pay the cost of healthcare to uninsured immigrants who seek legal status under legislation now before the Senate....
  • Like Feinstein, Boxer urges federal inqury into high gas prices

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is following in her colleague Dianne Feinstein’s steps by calling for a federal investigation into record gas prices in California. Boxer is urging the Department of Justice’s Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working...
  • Boxer calls for congressional pay halt if debt limit is not raised

    Boxer calls for congressional pay halt if debt limit is not raised
    WASHINGTON -- As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they did not increase the nation's borrowing authority. "It is an American value...
  • Bill Lockyer says he won't run for office in 2014

    Bill Lockyer says he won't run for office in 2014
    SACRAMENTO -- Bill Lockyer, who has served in Sacramento for four decades as a legislator, attorney general and state treasurer, announced he will retire from elective office when his term expires in 2014. Lockyer, a Democrat who was first elected to...
  • EPA headquarters named for Bill Clinton

    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...
  • California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law

    California and other states fight changes in toxic chemicals law
    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...