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  • Mitt Romney backs Elan Carr, long-shot contender for Waxman seat

    Mitt Romney backs Elan Carr, long-shot contender for Waxman seat
    Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has lent his support to gang prosecutor Elan Carr, the long-shot candidate to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman this fall. Carr, a first-time candidate, military veteran and...
  • U.S. is said to probe GM recall

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire after four decades in Congress

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
  • Papers offer peek into Hillary Clinton's failed healthcare initiative

    Papers offer peek into Hillary Clinton's failed healthcare initiative
    WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business...
  • Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm

    Marianne Williamson follows spiritual path into the political realm
    It was a Thursday night, normally a slow time for churches and synagogues, but the sanctuary of The Source Spiritual Center in Venice was packed. When a diminutive woman stepped to the front of the room, people paused in their scramble for a chair or...
  • San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress

    San Francisco area Rep. George Miller to retire from Congress
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.  The veteran Democrat’s...
  • Waxman draws well-known opponent in spiritual leader Williamson

    Waxman draws well-known opponent in spiritual leader Williamson
    After longtime Rep. Henry Waxman survived an $8-million challenge from a deep-pocketed independent candidate in 2012, some political observers thought the Beverly Hills Democrat would not draw another substantial challenge this time around. But...
  • West Virginia spill spurs congressional call for a regulatory hearing

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Monday called for a hearing into "regulatory gaps" highlighted by a chemical spill that has contaminated the water supply to 300,000 West Virginia residents. "As we begin to consider ideas to reform the Toxic...
  • Conglomerates Narrow Their Vision and Put Bold Moves on Back Burner

    Consider these recent key actions: Universal abruptly refocuses Focus Films in hopes of maximizing profits. Time Warner plans to spin off its magazines to a new publicly traded entity in which the editorial side of the magazines is placed under control of...
  • Fundraising may narrow field for Henry Waxman's House seat

    Fundraising may narrow field for Henry Waxman's House seat
    Attorney Barbara Mulvaney prosecuted killers in Rwanda and promoted democracy for the U.S. State Department in Iraq before returning to Los Angeles and running for Congress. She could hardly believe it when a local Democratic club barred her — and...
  • 17 candidates for Waxman's seat compete for spotlight at 2-hour forum

    On the biggest political stage of the election season in California, the 17 candidates competing to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman struggled to stand out Sunday at a forum that was long on issues and short on time. Some common priorities emerged among...