| May 29, 2014
| 10:36 AM
As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
| May 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I see from The Sun's letters column that the cheering section has now come out to laud the appointment of Rep. Elijah Cummings to the House Select Committee on Benghazi ("Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel," May 21)....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:04 PM
California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life.
Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there.
A number of former administration...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Zein Obagi Jr. paid a filing fee to get on Tuesday's primary ballot, joined his competitors at a few candidate forums and has been appearing "here and there and sharing what thoughts I can" during the campaign season.
But the 30-year-old attorney has no...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue.
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
In politics, symbolism is key, and the California Democratic Party's new headquarters is no exception.
The building that officially opened on Monday was constructed with union labor and meets exacting environmental standards with solar panels on the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The meteoric rise of Rep. Kevin McCarthy to House majority leader, the second-highest position behind Speaker John A. Boehner, is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. He was elected to Congress just eight years ago and hasn't even chaired a subcommittee,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s new $156.3-billion budget on Friday, ensuring a permanent source of state funding for construction of the bullet train he has championed.
The budget, which includes a $108-billion general fund, $7.3 billion...