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  • California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post

    WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
  • Warner Bros. picks Dee Dee Myers for top communications job

    Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers is taking her West Wing experience to the West Coast. Warner Bros., Hollywood's largest studio, has named Myers head of corporate communications, replacing longtime studio executive Sue Fleishman. Myers,...
  • The CIA's moral black hole [Editorial]

    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to declassify portions of its report on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to extract information from terrorist detainees, but portions of the work that have been leaked appear to confirm...
  • Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations

    Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
  • Obama taps L.A.'s top federal prosecutor for district court bench

    Obama taps L.A.'s top federal prosecutor for district court bench
    André Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday. Birotte, who has served as...
  • In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer

    In a first for the Senate, the Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer
    WASHINGTON--The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide humanity's actions. In his saffron robe,...
  • Democrats hoping to succeed Miller will battle over party backing

    Democrats hoping to succeed Miller will battle over party backing
    Hoping to pick up an Inland Empire congressional district in this year's elections, Democratic campaign officials got behind Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar from the start and hoped party voters would do the same. But the three other Democrats in the race...
  • Feinstein, CIA spar over alleged spying on Senate staff

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and CIA Director John Brennan sparred Tuesday over the lawmaker's allegation that agency officials secretly had searched Senate computers, an act she said had undermined...
  • CIA spying on Capitol Hill? Lawmakers' reactions track party lines

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...
  • Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast

    Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument. It is the first onshore addition to the...
  • L.A.'s top federal prosecutor nominated to serve as U.S. district judge

    L.A.'s top federal prosecutor nominated to serve as U.S. district judge
    Andre Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday. Birotte, who has served as...