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  • California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat

    California's Senate vacancy: There's more to it than just wanting the seat
    We had a little public do-si-do this week over whether California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris or Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, would run to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced last week that she would not run for reelection next year....
  • Did CIA torture yield key information? Report says no; defenders disagree

    Did torture make America safer? The conclusion of a Senate committee that investigated CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects is that it did not — that intelligence gained under duress stopped no imminent plots. But that is hotly disputed by...
  • Senate approves $1.1-trillion spending bill after deadline battle

    Congress gave final approval to a $1.1-trillion spending bill to keep the government from shutting down, but not without a last-minute hitch when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz forced a rare Saturday session, defying party leaders’ efforts for smooth...
  • Congress puts sleepy truckers on U.S. roads

    Congress puts sleepy truckers on U.S. roads
    For all the criticism Congress earns, Washington rarely passes legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did. No, our senators and representatives in Washington didn't approve...
  • Rolling back limits on trucking will cost lives: Editorial

    Rolling back limits on trucking will cost lives: Editorial
    For all the criticism Congress earns, members rarely pass legislation that clearly will kill and injure innocent Americans. But that's exactly what the lame duck Congress just did. No, lawmakers didn't order secret assassinations within U.S. borders....
  • Safety should come first on the highway

    Safety should come first on the highway
    It should be a mystery to us all why Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, found it necessary to push for a rescission of the 2013 rule requiring truckers to take a two-night rest between each full work week. Note that the work week defined by the regulation was...
  • Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy

    Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy
    Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence. Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...
  • U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

    Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a...
  • Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

    Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef Junior' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef Junior' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES MasterChef Junior Alexander Weiss, who won...
  • Maine independent Angus King says he will remain with Senate Democrats

    Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine put a quick end to speculation that he might join the new Republican majority, saying it was in his state's interests for him to continue to caucus with Democrats. "I think it's in Maine's interests to have a senator...