For months, Rep. Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) has appeared on a prominent list of congressmen who opposed the Export-Import Bank.
That position won him the admiration of Tea Party groups and other conservatives, who abhor the bank as an example of crony capitalism and have made its destruction their top goal.
So it was a big surprise this weekend when Knight was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily News column...Read more
Vice President Joe Biden reveled in the U.S. World Cup victory Sunday, even if his pre-game prediction proved overly conservative.
Hours after forecasting a one-goal U.S. victory over Japan, Biden got greedy as we watched the American side close in on a 5-2 victory.
"One more goal! One more goal!" the vice president cheered alongside his grandson from his perch at midfield.
Biden said the victory...Read more
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead.
Bush, who traveled to this Las Vegas suburb for a town hall event, said he does not believe tougher gun laws would prevent mass shootings.
"All of these tragic instances that...Read more
Gavin Newsom was jumping into the car, headed to a breakfast speech on job creation, when a commonplace day turned extraordinary: The Supreme Court of the United States had affirmed the right of gays to marry.
Gay rights have been fought for over decades. But among the political class, Newsom was the protagonist who almost singlehandedly wrenched gay marriage onto California’s radar. As San Francisco...Read more
The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Thursday.
The emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said....Read more