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  • '90s immigration battle remade California's political landscape

    '90s immigration battle remade California's political landscape
    The view in California can be hard to decipher, blurred by nonchalance or smog or the blinding insistence of the sun. But not when it comes to immigration. There, all is sharp and distinct, politically speaking, as if before and after had been etched into...
  • A permanent resolution

    A permanent resolution
    Whatever one thinks of President Barack Obama's action on immigration last week, it is no substitute for the type of comprehensive reform legislation that will settle the issue. The courts will be asked to consider the president's decision. They will...
  • Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California

    Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California
    Officials are planning the first major rollout of California's earthquake early warning system next year, providing access to some schools, fire stations and more private companies. The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in...
  • Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the...
  • UPDATE 1-Obama administration criticizes potential tax extender deal

    The Obama administration on Monday criticized a potential deal in Congress to extend expiring tax breaks as "fiscally irresponsible," arguing that lawmakers would be favoring businesses over working families. "(Making) permanent expiring business...
  • Senate Republicans up in 2016: No shutdown over immigration

    The coming battle over immigration with the White House has Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2016 fearful of a possible shutdown showdown. Indeed, many refuse to even entertain the possibility. "There will be no shutdown," said Sen. Mark S....
  • Would an Obama immigration order be on firm legal ground?

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is about to flex his muscles on immigration; perhaps, skeptics believe, past the breaking point. As chief of the executive branch, Obama enjoys considerable authority to act on his own in certain areas, including...
  • Conservatives tell GOP: Look past Obama order on immigration

    WASHINGTON As Capitol Hill prepares for political warfare over President Barack Obama's planned executive order on immigration, a coalition of business executives and prominent conservatives is warning Republican leaders not to get further mired in the...
  • Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress

    Extension of Iran nuclear talks would be a hard sell in Congress
    In its efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration has faced a two-part challenge: forging an agreement in international negotiations and then selling it at home. Now, with negotiators in Vienna five days from their deadline, it...
  • Wisconsin's Gov. Walker looks more and more like a presidential candidate

    The contours of a Scott Walker presidential campaign have begun to take shape. Happily abiding speculation that he will run in 2016, Walker has given a series of national television interviews since winning a Wisconsin governor's race for the third time...
  • Armenian Orphan Rug, symbol of tragic past, is briefly on view

    WASHINGTON Beauty born from gratitude and horror, the Armenian Orphan Rug went on long-awaited public display Tuesday at the White House Visitor Center. The storied rug's nearly weeklong display two blocks from the White House culminates a lobbying...