| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama, headlining a fundraiser on Wednesday at the Hancock Park home of "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal and his wife Monica Horan, tried to instill a sense of urgency into Los Angeles' donor base, with control of the...
| Jan 31, 2014
Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:34 AM
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Monday pressured Congress to raise the debt limit well before an end-of-the month deadline, warning that lawmakers risked derailing a potential "breakthrough year for our economy" if they don't act quickly....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LITTLE ROCK -- Only one of this farm state's U.S. representatives voted against this year's swollen ($100 billion a year) farm bill? Naturally, it would be Tom Cotton.
Other congressmen talk a good game about the need to cut out the waste in an out-of-...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:47 PM
For years, residents across Los Angeles County have complained about noise from low-flying helicopters, some of them carrying sightseers, paparazzi and even real estate agents. But new legislation, tucked into the massive federal spending bill approved by...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:43 PM
A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $1-trillion spending bill, but not without a last-minute standoff in the Senate by tea party Republicans who opposed the measure.
Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) kept senators in suspense...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:32 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.
Below is a timeline...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- Concern over the increased number of sexual assaults in the military spilled onto the Senate floor Wednesday in an hours-long debate that has divided Congress over the best way to handle the problem.
The Defense Department estimated a 35%...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:12 AM
In 2013, Washington seemed to lurch from one crisis to the next, with lawmakers setting an example for Americans on the best ways not to get along. Blame was launched in all directions.
Efforts to pass gun control fizzled in Congress, and immigration...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Partisan lawmakers feuding over the proper size of government reached a temporary truce Wednesday as the House easily approved a $1-trillion spending bill aimed at averting another federal shutdown.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-...