Can America deal with six Californias? If the pipe dream of Menlo Park venture capitalist Timothy Draper becomes a reality, there will be five extra states along the coast between Oregon and the Mexican border and 10 extra senators voting in Washington.
Democracy prevailed in Indonesia this week. Now leaders there and around the world must quickly get behind the country's president-elect.
Sheesh, can'táKim Jong Un take a joke?
No good deed goes unpunished, they say.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Andre Birotte Jr., U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, to serve as a district court judge in Los Angeles. President Obama nominated Birotte, who has served as the L.A. area's top federal prosecutor since 2010, to the federal bench in April. Birotte began his career as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles and later served for six years as the Los Angeles Police Department's inspector general. Birotte will replace Judge Gary Allen Feess, a Clinton appointee who retired in March. In a statement, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who recommended Birotte for both the U.S. attorney's post...