| Mar 14, 2014
Re "CIA denies Senate spying claim," March 12
Anyone who fails to appreciate the supreme irony of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) righteous indignation over the CIA's alleged spying on and undermining of the Senate Intelligence Committee (of which...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has not decided whether to formally investigate the conduct of CIA officers or Senate staffers in a high-profile dispute that has emerged from a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of now-banned CIA...
| Mar 20, 2014
Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California’s most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, has died. He was 71 and suffered a blood infection....
| Mar 21, 2014
Re "Young, alone and in court," Editorial, March 14
The circumstances facing unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States are often terrible. Many of these vulnerable children who may qualify to stay are deported.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday endorsed attorney Igor Birman, one of three Republican challengers hoping to take on the freshman Democratic congressman representing a Sacramento-area district.
Paul's endorsement should help Birman's efforts to...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:45 PM
NEW YORK — It took less than 13 months for Sulaiman abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, to be arrested, put on trial and convicted of terrorism charges for being the fiery mouthpiece of Al Qaeda in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001,...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a closeup of a telephone and a bizarre voice message:
“Good morning, Anita Hill. It’s Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider...
| 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...