| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The doorbell rang at a spacious tract home on a quiet cul-de-sac near Cal State Bakersfield. Rep. Kevin McCarthy's wife, Judy, hushed the barking Australian shepherd inside and opened the door with a smile.
The post-mortems on House Majority Leader Eric...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:20 PM
A Republican first-time candidate and a Democratic state senator from the South Bay emerged from Tuesday's primary as the two fall contenders to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in a liberal, wealthy, Westside-dominated...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:44 AM
Two of Southern California's hottest congressional races were too close to call late Tuesday and may not be decided for days, incomplete election night returns showed.
Gang prosecutor Elan Carr, a Republican, narrowly led the pack in the crowded field...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:15 PM
If there were a club for candidates who raise more than $1 million, an increasing number of California congressional hopefuls would be joining.
Top candidates in some of the state's hottest House races have been collecting contributions at a breakneck...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Some of them won't even make it past the June 3 primary election, but leading Republican candidates in hot congressional races in California are getting hammered over their party's budget proposals.
The House Democrats' campaign arm has launched a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:36 PM
WASHINGTON – For Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the attack on a Syrian town that is home to descendants of the Armenian genocide was a painful reminder of the past.
"I can’t help but think, 'Here we are again,'" said Eshoo, whose grandparents...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Campaign contributions are flowing briskly to candidates in some of California's hottest congressional races, including two of the most vocal proponents of getting money out of politics.
Incumbents in races in the Sacramento area, Central Valley, Bay...
| Feb 3, 2014
As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now.
One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive...