| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Facing one of the toughest campaigns of any Republican congressman in the country, Rep. Gary Miller announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection to his Inland Empire seat, increasing prospects for a Democratic pickup....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Democrats are starting to shed their old guard, leaving behind a party perceived as liberal and strong largely on the two coasts images that cause the party big problems in more moderate and conservative areas.
As the Democratic leadership...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.
Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will order companies that do business with the federal government to pay their workers a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour as part of his effort to advance his agenda without cooperation from Congress.
The president will...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:01 PM
It was kind of cute, actually.
Two men who, between them, have served about 80 years in Congress — and one of them ran for president — stood there beaming at each other like schoolboys after President Obama gave them a shout-out during the...
| Jan 29, 2014
The month that a TV game show called "Wheel of Fortune" made its debut, a 29-year-old Californian named George Miller was taking his new seat in Congress. Both the show and the congressman are still around, but Miller has decided that he's taken his final...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The surprise retirements of Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and his California colleague, Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) are fueling speculation about the political future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the San...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:01 AM
Henry Waxman has been elected to Congress 20 times, to serve 40 years. He became an Atlas to House Democrats and of the California delegation, shouldering power in a system that rewards many things, including tenure — or tenacity, which in D.C....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-3rd, says he'd like to become ranking member -- the top Democrat -- on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, with the upcoming retirements of Rep.s George Miller and Rob Andrews.
"I have enjoyed serving with...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON A bitterly divided House approved a sweeping California water bill Wednesday that puts the Senate on the spot and splits the drought-ridden state into several competing camps.
Forgoing the usual oversight and hearings, Republican leaders...