| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Supporters of San Francisco’s embattled community college are waiting to learn if a proposed policy change will keep the school from being stripped of accreditation next month.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Will House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning fall result in a rise in congressional influence for California?
Maybe, because the lawmaker perhaps best positioned to fill Cantor’s job is Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from...
| 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
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Under pressure to improve care, the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow more veterans to use private medical services to meet growing demands for healthcare, the department announced Saturday.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said in...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:58 PM
In a year when many veteran lawmakers are counting down to retirement, the oldest member of Congress is waging one of the toughest political battles of his career simply to serve out one more term.
Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, who turned 91 this month, faces...
| 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 1, 2014
The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business.
Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it.
The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
| 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 2, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months.
Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups:
“Today’s announcement is a dagger in...