| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:41 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Former state Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-Corona) has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for improperly accepting a gift of two tickets, arranged by a lobbyist, to a San Francisco 49ers football game.
The fine is continuing fallout from the state...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:07 PM
In another damning report on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Special Counsel on Monday assailed the VA for failing to acknowledge the “severity of systemic problems” that have put patients at risk.
Special Counsel Carolyn...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The VA suffers from "significant and chronic systemic failures" that must be addressed by department leadership, according to a White House report delivered to President Obama on Friday, giving urgency to congressional legislation aimed at reducing...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:56 PM
In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
| Mar 24, 2013
Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the beginning of March — the so-called sequester — haven't caused any pain yet?
Judging from the squeals we're hearing from members of Congress whose districts are threatened...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney
- FL AG Adam Putnam is our state chairman
- FL CFO Jeff Atwater is our state finance chairman
- FL AG Pam Bondi is a national advisor
- State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville)
- State Sen. JD Alexander...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
| Jul 28, 2011
VIERA — After a legislative redistricting hearing in his home county, Senate President Mike Haridopolos didn't mince words Thursday about the U.S. Senate race he quit last week and who he won't be backing in it. “I can tell you one thing: I...
| Nov 13, 2011
Several candidates for the Legislature in next year's elections announced endorsements last week. Equality California, a civil rights group supporting the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has endorsed Assemblywoman Betsy Butler...
| Dec 15, 2011
As the Dec. 30 official start of next year’s campaign season nears, the pace is picking up for those already seeking seats in the state Legislature, mostly in the Assembly: In the San Fernando Valley’s new 46th District, businesswoman...
| Mar 1, 2012
The American Conservative Union is out with its annual ratings of Congress, based on votes on a variety of issues last year ranging from a federal employee pay freeze to a proposal to cut, cap and balance the federal budget to the omnibus appropriations...