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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...
  • Group begins campaign to stop Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chair

    Group begins campaign to stop Janet Yellen's confirmation as Fed chair
    WASHINGTON -- A conservative group has launched a campaign to stop Janet L. Yellen from becoming the next head of the Federal Reserve, arguing her confirmation would lead to an expansion of easy money policies that would cause prices to soar. American...
  • Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator

    Senate confirms Rep. Mel Watt as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 57-41 on Tuesday to confirm Rep. Mel Watt to head the agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ending a long battle by President Obama to install a regulator open to more aggressive action to help struggling homeowners....
  • 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...
  • Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board

    Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board
    A June special election to replace former Los Angeles school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has the potential to alter the political power dynamic and the overall direction of the nation's second-largest school district. LaMotte, who died in...
  • When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles

    When Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles
    Twenty-three years ago, for barely 24 hours, Nelson Mandela visited Los Angeles. It was 1990, and he had been a free man for only a handful of months, but he had been a symbol for years -- of endurance, of the black-and-white apartheid battle in South...
  • Assembly Speaker Perez backs Ted Lieu in race for Congress

    California Assembly Speaker John A. PĂ©rez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress. "Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for...
  • House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...
  • Democrats endorse Kuehl, Solis for supervisor, but no one for sheriff

    Members of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party voted Wednesday to endorse former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the race for two open seats on the county Board of Supervisors in June’s primary...
  • 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....