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  • House narrowly defeats bid to curtail NSA phone record collection

    House narrowly defeats bid to curtail NSA phone record collection
    WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
  • Led by Republicans, House passes measure to limit abortions

    WASHINGTON РThe House of Representatives passed legislation to enact  stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to...
  • Congressional representatives urge Brown to sign immigration bill

    SACRAMENTO -- Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. The representatives -- all Democrats,...
  • In 'Rodrigo's World,' a virtual way to be with their deported friend

    BERKELEY — To save their classmate who was deported to Mexico, the fourth-graders devised an epic plan. That Rodrigo Guzman, 10, could no longer be with his friends and attend Jefferson Elementary seemed so obviously unfair to these students. So...
  • San Jose city hall to be home of new Silicon Valley patent office

    San Jose city hall to be home of new Silicon Valley patent office
    Good news for Silicon Valley, where griping about the nation's patent system has become a favorite hobby: Inventors will no longer have to trek all the way to the nation's capitol to complain.¬† On Tuesday, the Department of Commerce’s United...
  • House defeats bid to curtail NSA's collection of phone records

    WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
  • Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel Wants Censure Penalty Lightened

    Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel Wants Censure Penalty Lightened
    Rep. Charles Rangel wants to tell House colleagues that censures are for corrupt politicians and he's not one of them. The House ethics committee voted 9-1 on Nov. 18 to recommend a censure of the 80-year-old Democrat from New York's Harlem. Rangel...
  • Congresswoman calls for investigation of enforcement program that screens for illegal immigrants in jails

     
    A California congresswoman Friday called for an investigation into the actions of federal immigration officials, saying they lied about whether counties and states had the right to opt out of a controversial nationwide enforcement program that screens for...
  • Inspector general asked to investigate alleged misconduct by federal immigration officials

     
    A California congresswoman Thursday called for an investigation into "misconduct, including possible violations of criminal law,” by federal immigration officials who misled local governments about a sweeping enforcement program that purported to...
  • Immigration: Illinois backs out of controversial program intended to deport dangerous immigrants

     
    Homeland Security Department officials got some bad news Wednesday when Illinois officials announced they are dropping out of Secure Communities, a controversial program created in 2008 to track and deport dangerous criminals. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said...
  • Gov. meets with congressional delegation, still hopeful on Medi-Cal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday sounded still hopeful of gaining federal approval for more flexibility in administering the Medi-Cal health insurance program for the poor, even after having been rebuffed by the Obama administration. "There are possibilities...