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  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    Senate committee approves reporters' shield law
    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • Congress, Europe resist U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Congress, Europe resist U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's plans to impose punitive economic sanctions on Russia — potentially its strongest response to Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine — already are facing resistance from administration allies in...
  • No quick solution to payment card hacking

    No quick solution to payment card hacking
    Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon. If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...
  • Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

    Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise. Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
  • Senate panel approves civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

    Senate panel approves civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile
    On a straight party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved civil rights lawyer Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adegbile, a longtime voting-rights specialist for the...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.  The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?

    Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?
    The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...
  • Senate subcommittee chairman blocks $650 million in aid for Egypt

    Senate subcommittee chairman blocks $650 million in aid for Egypt
    The chairman of a key Senate panel Tuesday blocked $650 million in military aid for Egypt in a sign of Washington’s ambivalence over support for the authoritarian military government in Cairo. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the...
  • U.S. worries its aid to Egypt may be misdirected

    U.S. worries its aid to Egypt may be misdirected
    The Egyptian military recently used American-made Apache helicopter gunships to fire rockets into houses in the Sinai Peninsula, the latest in a series of lethal raids targeting a little-known Al Qaeda-inspired group that has bombed civilians. The April...