| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:43 PM
It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:20 PM
WASHINGTON California lawmakers' failure to pass water legislation this Congress raises questions about strategy, tactics and the ability to learn from falling short.
It also sets the stage for next year, when the whole anti-drought drama returns for...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:20 AM
WASHINGTON The House passed the cromnibus Thursday night 219-206, with 162 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for the bill, and 67 Republicans and 139 Democrats voting against it. While the vote was close, the breakdown split along familiar lines. But...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON House Republicans who have scrambled all year to complete a California water bill throw a Hail Mary pass Tuesday, with legislation that ha s drawn a presidential veto threat and resistance from the state's two senators.
Hatched without full-...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced plans Monday to broaden her leadership team ahead of her expected reelection as the House Democratic leader, the first steps in an ambitious strategy designed to put the party in a stronger position to...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Since taking the gavel in 2011, House Speaker John A. Boehner has looked like a man under siege, often captive to the whims of a rambunctious conservative flank looking for any excuse to oust him.
But not since 1947 has a Republican enjoyed the kind...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:30 PM
The House and Senate are set to consider dueling measures that aim to advance the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project, as the politics of Louisiana's unresolved Senate election spilled into the first day of the lame-duck session of Congress.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.
But what was designed...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In many close election contests, candidates run to the middle. Not Paul Chabot.
The Republican military veteran vying for a congressional seat in an increasingly Democratic Inland Empire district is trumpeting his conservative views. He is embracing...