| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — California's congressional delegation has entered the fierce jockeying among states to land a Boeing Co. manufacturing plant. But even with the promise of jobs, it can be tough to unify the fractured group of lawmakers.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
A third Republican has decided to take on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) for a Northern California congressional seat next year.
Igor Birman, who emigrated with his family from the former Soviet Union as a child and is now chief of staff to Rep....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat.
The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Yosemite closure a blow to U.S. image," Oct. 3
Although I appreciate the words by my congressman, Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove), on the House floor last week about the importance of Yosemite National Park to our local economy, words are not enough....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
BUCKHORN MEADOWS, Calif. — Calls for massive salvage logging, restoration and reforestation projects in the 257,000 acres of public wilderness scarred by the Rim fire have ignited controversy over how to proceed with the largest recovery effort...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — California House Republicans on Wednesday split over a measure to end the government shutdown and lift the U.S. borrowing authority, highlighting divisions within GOP ranks over the strategy for reining in federal spending.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:13 PM
WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:54 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. A Northern California congressman on Tuesday honored the state’s longstanding Sikh community by formally acknowledging the Stockton temple’s 100-year anniversary in the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service said it needs five more months to finish a plan to "protect and enhance" the Merced River, which runs for 81 miles inside Yosemite National Park
The park service is facing criticism for proposing to eliminate some...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 3:15 PM
Hours after the house passed a $26 billion jobs bill Tuesday, President Obama signed it into law.
The new bill is designed in part to help thousands of teachers in Washington state keep their jobs.
Sen. Patty Murray's office says up to 3,000 teacher...
| Jun 23, 2007
OF ALL THE buzzwords in politics that have taken on a life of their own, "bipartisanship" is, without a doubt, the most overrated and misunderstood.
A spot-on example of the absurd "bipartisan" folly transpired this week at a USC-sponsored conference...