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  • Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution

    Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution
    Early in his inaugural address last week, Maryland's new Republican governor invoked his father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., and the lesson the one-time congressman taught his son about "putting aside partisanship in order to do the right thing." A member of...
  • Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire

    Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire
    After watching some of the speeches delivered by would-be Republican presidential contenders over the weekend at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s conservative confab in Des Moines, I got to wondering how long it will take Republicans to field a female...
  • Harris shadow-boxing Villaraigosa in Senate race

    Harris shadow-boxing Villaraigosa in Senate race
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is not yet a candidate for U.S. Senate, and he might still skip the race altogether. But state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris made clear Monday that her Senate campaign team sees Villaraigosa, at least for now, as...
  • Is Obama pro- or anti-drilling? It depends

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is attempting to create a legacy as both driller-in-chief and environmental champion, as he proposes to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness while also touting a drilling boom across the United States...
  • To build or not to build? Key issues and updates in the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate

    The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the...
  • Reid's doctors optimistic about prospects for regaining vision

    WASHINGTON Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is alert and in good spirits after successful surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye caused by an exercising accident, his office said. "Doctors have said they are optimistic about his prospects...
  • Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

    Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. The Senate voted 53-39 Monday to cut off debate on the bill, in a procedural vote. That's short...
  • Federal debt will explode over next 10 years, CBO says

    WASHINGTON The federal debt is set to explode over the next decade even as the budget deficit is projected to reach its lowest level of the Obama presidency, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The annual deficit should total $468 billion for...
  • Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says

    Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says
    The White House said Monday that President Obama's executive actions on immigration could boost California's economy by as much as $27.5 billion. In a public relations blitz in advance of the rollout of Obama's expanded deferred action program, White...
  • Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth

    Federal deficit lowest since Great Recession amid solid economic growth
    Echoing other upbeat forecasts, a new report Monday said the federal deficit is on track to hit its lowest level in years as economic growth continues at a solid pace for fiscal 2016. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned, however, that...
  • Wesson backs Kamala Harris' bid for U.S. Senate

    Wesson backs Kamala Harris' bid for U.S. Senate
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. announced Monday that he is endorsing Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ bid for the U.S. Senate. “She took on the Wall Street banks and delivered for Californians. She’s fought elementary...