| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise.
Republicans said Wednesday they would not approve the money...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Even as Californians prepare to elect — or, more likely, reelect — a governor in November, some of the state's top political minds are turning to the question of what comes after Gov. Jerry Brown. In one sense, it's a difficult question:...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The Justice Department has announced that it won’t pursue a criminal investigation of a dispute between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA over whether agency staffers poached on the committee’s turf and vice versa.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Congressional Republicans are proposing a rare increase in federal funding to help states like California pay for jailing immigrants in the country illegally.
A GOP-led House appropriations panel on Wednesday approved a spending bill that would...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:09 PM
With tens of thousands of vulnerable children crossing into the United States from Mexico without their parents, border states are facing a humanitarian crisis.
Many of the children being apprehended at the border are fleeing unspeakable violence in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...
| Jun 26, 2014
To the editor: Your recent article on the energy efficiency of set-top boxes claims the devices are the second-biggest energy users in many homes. Actually, the total energy use by set-top boxes ranks below many other home energy uses, including heating,...