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  • Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator

    Republicans block nomination of Mel Watt to be key housing regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the regulator for housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed a key procedural vote Thursday because of strong Republican opposition. President Obama nominated Watt, a veteran Democrat...
  • Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says

    Despite bailout, federal housing agency on right track, official says
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the Federal Housing Administration, which recently received $1.7 billion in its first-ever bailout, said the agency was headed in the right direction, as she faced intense Republican criticism during a lengthy congressional...
  • Time for comic relief on checking accounts

    It's April Fool's Day, a time to celebrate humor in all it's forms, but some jokes aren't funny, especially if you've heard them too many times. Now, certain jokes do have a distinguished history, such as mankind's oldest recorded joke, which was...
  • GAO criticizes TSA program to monitor passenger behavior

    GAO criticizes TSA program to monitor passenger behavior
    WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration, already under scrutiny after one of its agents was shot to death at Los Angeles International Airport this month, has spent nearly $1 billion on a passenger behavior monitoring program that...
  • Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency

    WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, with eye on 2016, keeps California close

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, with eye on 2016, keeps California close
    Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to California on Friday for a round of speeches and events that underscore the state's significance to her family's political fortunes and the potential presidential campaign she is pondering. From the time four decades...
  • Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat

    Schools to hold election to fill LaMotte seat
    After listening to hours of public testimony Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to call a special election to fill the seat of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last month. The vote followed a spirited debate both within the...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters calls for improved security at LAX

    In the wake of last month's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints....
  • 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...
  • Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board

    Advocates divided on how to replace LaMotte on L.A. school board
    Advocates on Tuesday pushed different approaches for replacing Los Angeles Board of Education member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month. A group led by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) asserted that the board  should wait until...
  • L.A. school board will decide in January how to fill LaMotte seat

    L.A. school board will decide in January how to fill LaMotte seat
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday postponed deciding how to fill the seat of school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died earlier this month.  Three members wanted to delay the discussion, while three wanted to take up the...