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Jim Costa

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  • House passes water bill, but drought solutions still under debate

    WASHINGTON The House on Friday passed a big energy and water spending bill that showcases the continuing federal discord over how to handle California's drought. The $35 billion bill includes money for the California status quo, ranging from Sacramento-...
  • Amid Armenia's troubled past, US politicians tread carefully

    WASHINGTON Ghostly Armenian remembrances haunt the nation's capital, heartbreaking, but often incomplete. An abandoned bank building stands empty downtown, the site of a long-planned Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial that's buried beneath...
  • Amid Capitol Hill opposition, high-speed rail gets second wind

    WASHINGTON Is President Barack Obama's vision for high-speed rail dead? If so, you couldn't tell it from a group of rail supporters gathered in Washington this week. And for the first time, they can point to tangible progress. California's $68 billion...
  • Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show

    Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show
    The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed. Rep. Jim Costa...
  • California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

    California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat
    Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day. In both races, Democratic incumbents staved off Republican...
  • Democrats pick up House seat in Inland Empire, 2 years behind schedule

    Democrats pick up House seat in Inland Empire, 2 years behind schedule
    With a handful of key congressional races still too close to call Wednesday, Democrats can savor one victory, at least: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar delivered an open Inland Empire seat into their hands. Aguilar defeated military veteran and...
  • California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority

    California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority
    California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol. For a party sharply diminished by two decades of...
  • Honda declares win as officials add to tallies in close House races

    Honda declares win as officials add to tallies in close House races
    With fewer than 30,000 votes left to count, Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) declared victory Friday in his bruising battle with fellow Democrat Ro Khanna. Khanna conceded a few hours later. After thanking his supporters, Honda, during a news conference...
  • In San Diego race, Peters appears close to victory over DeMaio

    In San Diego race, Peters appears close to victory over DeMaio
    Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) appears close to defeating Republican challenger Carl DeMaio after a costly campaign marked by biting accusations. Peters, seeking a second term, is ahead by 4,771 votes with between 6,000 and 8,000 votes remaining to...
  • Rep. Peters appears headed for victory over GOP challenger in San Diego

    Rep. Peters appears headed for victory over GOP challenger in San Diego
    Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) appears close to defeating Republican challenger Carl DeMaio after a costly campaign marked by biting accusations. The Associated Press has declared Peters the winner. Peters, seeking a second term, is ahead by 4,491...
  • Rep. Brownley apparent winner in tight congressional race, AP says

    Rep. Brownley apparent winner in tight congressional race, AP says
     Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) declared victory Wednesday after the Associated Press named her the winner of one of the closest congressional races in the nation.   The latest vote count update showed her running about 2,400 votes ahead of...