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WASHINGTON — President Obama's pick for Labor secretary, Thomas E. Perez, emerged unscathed Thursday from a Senate confirmation hearing that was more perfunctory than contentious. Conservatives have been critical of Perez, the administration's top...
Tags: Laws, Voting, Civil Rights, Tim Scott, Thomas Edward Perez
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesCOMMENTARY Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent decision to return as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines makes one thing ......
L.A. NOWLos Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich on Friday blasted a challenger to his reelection bid as a “hypocrite” and a “career politician” looking for his next job. Mike Feuer’s campaign got Trutanich’s dander up when it...
This post has been updated and corrected. See the note below for details.Two of Congress' top watchdogs have asked the Justice Department to explain its prosecution of Aaron Swartz, a popular hacktivist who committed suicide Jan. 11. Swartz, 26, was facing the possibility of years in prison for downloading millions of...
Tags: Eric Holder, Laws, U.S. Congress, Aaron Swartz, John Cornyn
Re "Cash crunch gives USPS a good chance to reform," Column, Feb. 7 I am surprised by the zeal with which David Lazarus advocates for massive changes at the U.S. Postal Service. Talk to the individuals who deliver your mail and you'll find that many...
The U.S. Postal Service, struggling under a financial load and facing tough competition, will stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning this summer, officials announced. The announcement, which had been expected, is seen as an attempt to force...
Aaron Swartz may change the Internet yet again, even in death, with the help of lawmakers who have expressed a fondness for breaking the law. At a Washington, D.C., memorial Monday night, members of Congress and loved ones gathered to remember Swartz,...
Tags: Ron Wyden, Laws, U.S. Congress, Aaron Swartz, Alan Turing
WASHINGTON — Assistant U.S. Atty. Gen. Lanny A. Breuer, who made his mark ramping up the prosecution of white-collar crime and overseeing the government’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill investigation, announced he is soon leaving his post as one...
WASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee has found no rules violations by lawmakers and staffers who used a VIP loan program from Countrywide Financial Corp. saying the allegations of special treatment fell outside the panel's jurisdiction. The...
Congressional criticism is mounting against U.S. prosecutors for pursuing prison time for a popular hacker in a case that's morphed into a posthumous cause celebre. Aaron Swartz, 26, a cofounder of Reddit and an open-Internet advocate, committed suicide...
L.A. NOWProsecutors made a decision to drop a murder charge against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman before her attorneys turned over a defense team pathology report that disputed a coroner's finding that her husband was killed....
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