| Nov 18, 2014
| 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON Beauty born from gratitude and horror, the Armenian Orphan Rug went on long-awaited public display Tuesday at the White House Visitor Center.
The storied rug's nearly weeklong display two blocks from the White House culminates a lobbying...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:03 AM
Buffeted by lackluster turnout and President Obama's sagging ratings, three of California's first-term Democrats were locked in congressional contests too close to call Tuesday night. But a fourth Democratic freshman, Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:54 PM
SAN DIEGO — After GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari wrapped up his pitch to about two dozen young conservatives on the patio of a wing-and-beer joint, attorney Kerry Schlossberg had a question.
The 29-year-old said she found the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Candidates in some of California's hardest-fought congressional races continue to raise cash for campaigns that are costing millions, reports filed Thursday showed.
Campaign finance reports, covering the period from Oct. 1-15, were due at the Federal...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON In his recent column, "Weak GOP Candidates May Need More Than a Good Year," Stu Rothenberg pointed out how a handful of underperforming Senate candidates could cost Republicans the majority. Similarly, though the House of Representatives is not...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Incumbents have out-raised challengers in at least three hot congressional races in California, reports filed tonight with the Federal Election Commission show.
Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) reported raising a total of $3.391 million for his campaign....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center from Nov. 18 to 23, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Wednesday.
The exhibit – titled...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year.
With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests.
On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
When Rep. Julia Brownley aired the first television ad of her fall reelection campaign, she aimed the 30-second spot directly at women.
"I believe we are strongest when women are in charge of their own decisions," the Westlake Village Democrat says in...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The Democratic Party's dominance of California is close to a historic peak. But strength can draw trouble.
Although all signs point to an easy reelection for Gov. Jerry Brown in November and million-vote victories for some of the party's other statewide...