| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day.
Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the history of...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thousands of jobs in Southern California and across the nation could be in jeopardy as politicians wrangle over the fate of an obscure, 80-year-old federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas.
The Export-Import Bank has come...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which usually favors Republican candidates, on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego), who is in a tight Nov. 4 election battle with GOP challenger Carl DeMaio.
In its endorsement letter to Peters, the chamber...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Billions of dollars of property damage along the Eastern Seaboard. Sharply reduced yields of corn, wheat and soy at Midwestern farms. Rising sea levels threatening military installations in Southern California.
These and other risks from climate...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:27 AM
NEW YORK - A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time staff of 60 by...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to substantially reduce inspections and civil enforcement cases against industry over the next five years, arguing that focusing on the biggest polluters would be the most effective way to clean...
| Dec 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system.
Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON – The legislation the Senate passed Friday to prevent a government shutdown landed with a thud in the House, where the Republican majority has no clear strategy for ending the standoff threatening to close shutter the government at...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:13 PM
WASHINGTON — As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes.
"We can win this fight, but we must...
| Oct 6, 2013
At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three.
The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:56 AM
With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...