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  • Obama court nominee faces tough questions from Senate Democrats

    President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...
  • Senate immigration overhaul advances with border 'surge'

    Senate immigration overhaul advances with border 'surge'
    WASHINGTON – Tacking a costly plan to secure the border onto the immigration overhaul led to robust Republican support during a key vote Monday, all but assuring passage of the sweeping legislation and its path to citizenship for immigrants later...
  • Court ruling gives U.S.-foreign couples new hope

    Court ruling gives U.S.-foreign couples new hope
    Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joseph O'Farrell searched the crowd of cheering same-sex marriage proponents for his husband. Before the couple connected, O'Farrell sent Rafael Ramirez a quick text message: "Yay!" For the Laurel couple, the...
  • Obama settles for half measures on gun control

    Obama settles for half measures on gun control
    For all the clamor from the White House and many in Congress to address the American scourge of gun violence, signs continue to point to a half-measure solution at best. President Barack Obama's State of the Union plea to the nation's lawmakers that the...
  • Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes

    Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes
    WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s. The unusual resume...
  • Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee

    Top law enforcement organization opposes civil rights nominee
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest law-enforcement organizations has voiced “vehement opposition" to the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the Department of Justice’s top voting rights official, telling the White House...
  • Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'June in January'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'June in January'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES MythBusters This new episode tests a...
  • White House to review use of Americans' personal info

    White House to review use of Americans' personal info
    WASHINGTON – White House advisor John Podesta took on a new role Thursday as the administration’s “big data” point person, launching a sweeping review of how the government and businesses use large caches of personal information...
  • Repairing the Voting Rights Act

    Repairing the Voting Rights Act
    When the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act last year, it seemed impossible that a divided Congress would be able to agree on new legislation that would satisfy the court's concerns and restore robust enforcement of the...