| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Original post | 10:08 a.m.
Updated | 11: 28 a.m.
There’s so much spin emanating from Democrats on Wednesday, it would be easy to get a case of vertigo.
They’re attempting to convince people that their loss in the closely watched...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:02 AM
It's the height of season, and not just for snowbirds enjoying Florida while it's still cold up north. In the political world, it's the season for raising money.
"This is high hunting season in the fundraising business," said Mark Foley, a Palm Beach...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:30 PM
As President Obama visits DreamWorks Animation's Glendale campus on Tuesday, visual effects artists, frustrated by the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries that offer generous subsidies, are planning a rally outside the DreamWorks Animation campus...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:30 PM
When he arrives late Monday afternoon, President Obama will attend two industry heavy fundraisers at the Beverly Hills homes of basketball great Magic Johnson and media mogul Haim Saban.
Both events will be to raise money for the House Senate Victory...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress.
Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m.
Original blog post | 2:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown.
Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Details of President Obama's next fund-raising trek to L.A. are being finalized, with plans for an event on the morning of Nov. 26 at the home of "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman and her husband, composer Michael Skloff, sources said.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate...