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  • Jumpers beware: White House fence is a lot spikier

    WASHINGTON With the nation on a high terror alert three days before the July 4 holiday weekend, security is being tightened just about everywhere including at the two symbolic buildings at opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. On Wednesday, workers...
  • Labor ponders how hard to punish Democrats who back trade measures

    Labor ponders how hard to punish Democrats who back trade measures
    Organized labor suffered an embarrassing loss in California last month when a defiant Democrat it had targeted for years easily won a state Senate seat over a union-preferred candidate. So it reveled in Friday's victory over President Obama on a trade...
  • As fast-track trade vote nears in House, Obama hoping to prevail

    WASHINGTON As the House of Representatives prepared for a showdown vote Friday on President Barack Obama's trade agenda, all eyes were on the undecided. In North Carolina, would Republican Rep. Mark Meadows vote for fast-track trade promotion authority,...
  • Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review

    Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review
    Sunday, 05.10.15 Anaheim Ducks advance in playoffs The Anaheim Ducks won the Western Conference semifinal series, four games to one, and advanced to meet the Chicago Blackhawks. The victory gives Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau his first appearance in a...
  • Convicted medical pot seller finds congressional allies in legal appeal

    Convicted medical pot seller finds congressional allies in legal appeal
    For years, Charles Lynch has waged a lonely battle against federal prosecutors intent on putting him in prison for selling medical marijuana. But last week he received help from unexpected — and influential — allies. In a strongly worded...
  • Two California lawmakers challenge Justice Department on medical marijuana

    Two California lawmakers challenge Justice Department on medical marijuana
    Two members of Congress from California who were authors of an amendment blocking the Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana laws are disputing Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.’s narrow interpretation of the provision. The...
  • Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

    Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana
    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
  • Pelosi, California Democrats urge Gov. Brown to sign Trust Act

     
    AB 1081, known as the Trust Act, passed the state Legislature last month. The California State Sheriffs' Assn. opposes the bill, arguing that it forces sheriffs to put state law above federal law. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has said he would defy...
  • Judge rules against Oakland in medical marijuana lawsuit

     
    A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal attempts to shutter the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. In filing the suit last...
  • Congress members seek end to Cuba travel ban

    They didn't waste any time. While most of the nation focused on the stimulus bill winding through Congress, nine representatives introduced a bill calling for an end to the 46-year-old ban on travel to Cuba. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act...
  • Pinnacles National Monument: California's new National Park?

     
    Pinnacles National Monument, a 26,000-acre swath of spectacular volcanic rock formations outside Soledad, Calif., would be elevated to a National Park under legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Pinnacles is a nesting place...