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  • Seven California Democrats vote for GOP healthcare bill

    Seven California Democrats vote for GOP healthcare bill
    WASHINGTON — Seven California Democrats broke with the majority of their party and President Obama on Friday to support Republican-sponsored legislation that would allow insurance companies to continue to offer health plans next year even if they...
  • EPA proposes cut to renewable fuel blend

     EPA proposes cut to renewable fuel blend
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards for the amount of plant-based fuel to be added to gasoline and diesel next year and, for the first time, reduced the mandated volume in response to mounting criticism that the...
  • Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco

    Merrell Williams Jr. dies at 72; former paralegal fought Big Tobacco
    Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work. A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...
  • Former Clinton aide John Podesta to join Obama White House

    Former Clinton aide John Podesta to join Obama White House
    WASHINGTON -- With his approval ratings flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama is bringing on board the Democratic advisor who helped guide President Clinton through the darkest days of his presidency. John Podesta, the former White...
  • Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors

    Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors
    WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
  • Nine Californians in Congress vote against House budget deal

    Nine Californians in Congress vote against House budget deal
    WASHINGTON — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles liberal, on the same side of an issue? The Ripley's Believe It or Not moment came Thursday in a House vote to pass a budget deal designed to...
  • 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

    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...
  • Miller says rival Lieu should have known of Toyota exit plans

    Miller says rival Lieu should have known of Toyota exit plans
    Toyota USA's planned move from Torrance to Texas spilled Tuesday into the heated race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).  Author and radio talk show host Matt Miller, a Democrat, said a rival, state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance),...
  • Matt Miller in the 33rd Congressional District

    Matt Miller in the 33rd Congressional District
    Rep. Henry A. Waxman's announcement this year that he was stepping down after four decades in Congress unleashed a parade of contenders to replace him. Eventually, the list self-winnowed to 17 hopefuls who offer voters about as broad a smorgasbord of...
  • State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates

    State-by-state differences in Obamacare enrollment could affect rates
    WASHINGTON — Sign-ups for insurance through President Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online marketplaces, according to a government report released Thursday that shows consumers flocked to coverage in...