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  • Democrats sour over government funding bill with Republican priorities

    Democrats sour over government funding bill with Republican priorities
    The mood among Democrats on Capitol Hill soured as details of a $1.1-trillion spending bill confronted them Wednesday with the reality of their eroding political leverage. Elections have consequences, Democratic negotiators said as they spent much of...
  • Assembly candidates' divergent pasts provide fodder for mudslinging

    Assembly candidates' divergent pasts provide fodder for mudslinging
    Their platforms are similar and their party the same, but the candidates' profiles could hardly be more different. One is a former police officer with a carefully crafted political resume and a campaign backed by business interests and big-name...
  • Bipartisan bill to reauthorize Export-Import Bank unveiled

    Bipartisan bill to reauthorize Export-Import Bank unveiled
    Two federal lawmakers from California unveiled bipartisan legislation Tuesday to reauthorize the embattled Export-Import Bank for five years, proposing changes to its operations in hopes of addressing concerns of conservative critics. Among the reforms...
  • Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017

    Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017
    Vice President Joe Biden joined Los Angeles politicians Tuesday to throw his support behind Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the minimum wage. "No one in America should be working 40 hours a week and living below the poverty level -- no one," Biden...
  • The high-stakes debate over credit reporting

    Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent,...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...
  • Discovery Ball spends a night in Pompeii to benefit Science Center

    Discovery Ball spends a night in Pompeii to benefit Science Center
    The event: The Discovery Ball, benefiting the California Science Center Foundation, celebrated the West Coast premiere of “Pompeii: The Exhibition.” It was one of L.A.’s most elaborate black-tie bashes, raising nearly $1.2 million for...
  • House passes bill to improve airport security in wake of LAX shooting

    House passes bill to improve airport security in wake of LAX shooting
    In the wake of November's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to tighten security at the nation's airports. The measure, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is named in...
  • Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction

    Business owners rally to save Export-Import Bank from extinction
    On top of hawking his company's concrete additives, Gabriel Ojeda has been trying to sell something else lately — the virtues of the endangered Export-Import Bank. He's among dozens of small-business owners enlisted by the bank's supporters in...
  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
  • Lawmakers Ask Comcast to Carry Latino-Owned Channels

    Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.) and 52 other House lawmakers are asking Comcast to make a commitment to carry Latino-focused channels as the cable giant seeks to acquire Time Warner Cable. In a letter to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and Time Warner Cable...