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  • Yellen is front-runner for Fed chair, but Obama has other options

    Yellen is front-runner for Fed chair, but Obama has other options
    WASHINGTON -- With Lawrence H. Summers removing himself from consideration to be the next Federal Reserve chairman, Janet L. Yellen becomes the acknowledged front-runner for the vital economic policy position. But President Obama still could go...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Senate Republicans block nominee for housing agency

    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...
  • Trayvon Martin's father addresses congressional caucus on race

    Trayvon Martin's father addresses congressional caucus on race
    WASHINGTON -- Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, urged Congress on Wednesday to improve the educational and employment opportunities of African American boys and men, who are disproportionately imprisoned and unemployed....
  • California House members lobby Boeing for 777X plant

    California House members lobby Boeing for 777X plant
    WASHINGTON — California's congressional delegation has entered the fierce jockeying among states to land a Boeing Co. manufacturing plant. But even with the promise of jobs, it can be tough to unify the fractured group of lawmakers. Rep. Alan...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...