| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility.
Four of California's Democrats in...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:58 AM
The Republican-controlled House voted Friday to permanently extend and expand an expired business tax credit for research and development expenses, defying a veto threat from the White House over the bill's $156-billion cost.
There is broad bipartisan...
| Jan 6, 2013
Spare a little sympathy, if you can, for John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaker of the House of Representatives.
On paper, he's the most powerful Republican in the land. In practice, he's caught between a cliff and a ceiling as the uneasy chairman of an...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Re. "Newport completes lower-bay dredging," Feb. 15:
An article by reporter Jill Cowan in the Daily Pilot highlights the completion of the Lower Bay (Newport Harbor) dredging.
As I stated in the article, it was a "long, hard road to complete the big...
| Mar 24, 2013
Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the beginning of March — the so-called sequester — haven't caused any pain yet?
Judging from the squeals we're hearing from members of Congress whose districts are threatened...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced more endorsements this week in her campaign for the 45th Congressional District. The election is set for next June.
Walters, whose 37th District includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and portions of Huntington Beach and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Voters in two Southern California legislative districts go to the polls Tuesday to fill vacancies created when lawmakers won election to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year.
The special elections are being held to fill the 45th Assembly...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday cruised to victory in a race for a seat on the state Senate vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
With all precincts reporting in the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress.