| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners' plans to do short sales this year?
Medical devices? What connection could heart pacemakers, dentures and Lasik eye surgery machines possibly have with...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The tea party, joined by right-wing populists who just don't want to take it anymore, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week, and they didn't even get a lousy T-shirt for their trouble.
Before you could say "Beltway," the third-ranking...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
President Obama arrives in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon for a series of events, including a fundraiser for Democratic House and Senate candidates at the home of Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, and a speech before the USC Shoah Foundation.
| May 13, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Judged strictly as strategy, and not, say, for its morality, Karl Rove’s blast at Hillary Clinton on Tuesday demonstrated how the game of political trickery manifests itself in the Internet age. Allegation reported, allegation denied, outrage from...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in the fall mid-term elections by what he called “ideologically rigid” Republicans.
Donors paid as much as...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:02 AM
President Obama arrived in Los Angeles early Wednesday evening for a three-day trip to California stacked with fundraisers to help his fellow Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November.
Before touching down in Los Angeles, the president...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Polling hasn't brought much good news to Democrats this spring. In the latest blow, a Pew Research survey for USA Today reported Monday that 47% of voters said they expect to vote for Republican candidates in November's congressional election, against...