| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:45 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:51 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Asserting that voluntary guidelines won't work, elected officials on Monday night urged the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to reduce the noise and safety risks of helicopter flights over neighborhoods across Los Angeles County....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A local congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility that has become controversial because of its location near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday.
The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech.
Organized by the Energy...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early in the new season of "Homeland," which premieres Sunday on Showtime, Saul Berenson sits with a tumbler of whiskey in his hand and a defeated look on his face.
"I'm not temperamentally suited to the job," says the veteran...
| Oct 2, 2013
Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no government shutdown, and no implementation of Obamacare.
As of Tuesday, the GOP had failed on...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Best-selling author Marianne Williamson isn't wasting any time hitting the campaign trail since her announcement Sunday that she will challenge veteran Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) next year.
The self-described "thought leader" will be...