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  • Time running out for California water bill

    WASHINGTON Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that has tested some political alliances. The state's Democratic senators are struggling to balance sympathy for Central Valley...
  • Mark Purdy: A's move to San Jose not drawing support from judges

    SAN FRANCISCO Joe Cotchett, the attorney representing San Jose, saved his best pitch for last. Standing at the courtroom podium, he waved a baseball autographed by Joe DiMaggio and an infielder's glove toward the bench. "What this really is about,"...
  • In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

    WASHINGTON The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration's objectivity in handling the study's public...
  • Expect Napa quake to rattle D.C. efforts on seismic alerts

    WASHINGTON The Napa County earthquake will have political aftershocks on Capitol Hill. The big question is how long they'll last. Prompted by California's weekend temblor, lawmakers are renewing their push for earthquake warning programs. The most recent...
  • Obama to press Congress for action on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants. Obama...
  • Drought-stricken California communities seek help from Congress

    WASHINGTON Seventeen California cities and counties urged Congress on Tuesday to complete drought legislation that's hung up in secret negotiations. The municipal resolutions passed in recent weeks by small towns like Dos Palos and counties like Kern and...
  • Obama officials, Senate intelligence panel spar over deletions from torture report

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration and the Senate Intelligence Committee are sparring over the administration's deletions of fake names from the public version of a long-awaited report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods on suspected...
  • Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Republican lawmakers seized on Obama's comment...
  • Citing redactions, Feinstein delays release of report on CIA interrogations

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration censored significant portions of the findings of an investigation into the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods on suspected terrorists, forcing the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to delay their...
  • Lawmakers have competing ideas about expanding Yosemite

    WASHINGTON Two veteran California lawmakers are at loggerheads over how to expand Yosemite National Park. A House Republican and House Democrat now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park's boundaries. They...
  • CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief's ouster

    WASHINGTON An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency's detention and interrogation...