| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:11 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democrat Matt Dababneh of Encino has won the special election for the vacant 45th Assembly District by a narrow margin, restoring a Democratic supermajority in the lower house, according to the final vote canvass completed Friday....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:22 AM
Encino Democrat Matt Dababneh on Tuesday held a narrow lead over Republican Susan Shelley of Woodland Hills in a special election for a state Assembly seat vacated earlier this year when Bob Blumenfield left the lower house to join the Los Angeles City...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:44 AM
A special election is being held today for a state Assembly seat mostly in Los Angeles County that was vacated when Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) was elected to the L.A. City Council.
The runoff election in the 45th Assembly District pits...
| Nov 17, 2013
With exquisitely bad timing, a group of House members is urging the Senate to approve new sanctions against Iran in the middle of negotiations on a deal in which the Islamic Republic would suspend its nuclear program.
On Thursday, 63 members, led by...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
| 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 7, 2012
| 12:41 AM
WASHINGTON — Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:05 AM
Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes.
The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Rep. Howard Berman slammed fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman for earning interest on loans he had made to his own campaign. The practice is legal and not uncommon but the Berman campaign believes it will turn off voters....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has cruised to victory in a special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
Mitchell received 80....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Rep. Howard Berman announced backing from former secretaries of State George P. Shultz and Madeleine Albright. Berman's rival for a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman, has been critical of Berman's...