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  • Obama makes surprise visit to Ted Lieu for Congress headquarters

    Obama makes surprise visit to Ted Lieu for Congress headquarters
    President Obama made a surprise stop Thursday at the Venice campaign headquarters for state Sen. Ted Lieu, who is running for Congress. Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance who is favored to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in the Nov....
  • Boycott or not? Democrats face choice on Benghazi investigation

    Boycott or not? Democrats face choice on Benghazi investigation
    House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog? Rank-and-...
  • Republicans can't stop talking about impeaching Obama

    When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave anybody hell! I just told the truth and they thought it was hell!"...
  • Aguilar claims second place on fall ballot for Rep. Miller seat

    Aguilar claims second place on fall ballot for Rep. Miller seat
    Following a fresh round of ballot-counting, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar on Thursday claimed the second place on the fall ballot to succeed Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga).  Most observers concluded there are not enough ballots left to deny...
  • Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...
  • Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down

    Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down
    Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. You'll find a county-by-county map of results here. Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
  • GOP leader stunned in loss to Tea Party challenger

    GOP leader stunned in loss to Tea Party challenger
    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory. Cantor, the No. 2 Republican...
  • Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money

    Politicians enjoy winter in South Florida – for raising money
    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...
  • Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive

    Wasserman Schultz tries to spin Florida loss as positive
    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...
  • Conservative group blasts Republican Diaz-Balart as Obamacare supporter

    Conservative group blasts Republican Diaz-Balart as Obamacare supporter
    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...
  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    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...