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  • State GOP convention exposes intraparty rifts

    State GOP convention exposes intraparty rifts
    The contours of the 2014 race for governor sharpened Saturday as two Republicans vying to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown staked out positions that exposed rifts within the party as it tries to reverse two decades of decline in California. Assemblyman...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms

    Sen. Ted Cruz digs in as shutdown looms
    WASHINGTON — Three hours into his Senate speech-a-thon, Sen. Ted Cruz recalled that Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster criticizing U.S. drone policy was seen at first as "curious if not quixotic," but ultimately "transformed the debate." Cruz, a Texas...
  • Redlands Democrats endorse Pete Aguilar in crowded House race

    Redlands Democrats endorse Pete Aguilar in crowded  House race
    Hoping to help narrow the field of challengers to a Republican incumbent next year, a Democratic organization in the Inland Empire endorsed Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar for Congress. Aguilar won nearly 86% of the endorsement votes cast by members of...
  • Journalists need this federal 'shield'

     Journalists need this federal 'shield'
    The notion that society benefits when journalists are able to promise confidentiality to news sources isn't a radical idea. The vast majority of states provide some protection for reporters from having to identify sources who request anonymity, and long-...
  • Clough worked to bring Smithsonian into the digital age

    Clough worked to bring Smithsonian into the digital age
    G. Wayne Clough, who announced Wednesday that he will step down as the head of the Smithsonian Institution in October 2014, arrived at the museums at a time when it was threatened by scandals and a crumbling infrastructure. Clough, a civil engineer...
  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    Senate committee approves reporters' shield law
    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • Californians balance support of Obama, anti-Syria strike stance

    Californians balance support of Obama, anti-Syria strike stance
    WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him. Backing their party&...
  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...
  • White House takes 'hard look' at Russian proposal on Syria

    White House takes 'hard look' at Russian proposal on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- White House officials say they will “take a hard look” at a Russian offer to push Syria to give up its vast chemical weapons arsenal, a late and unexpected proposal that could provide President Obama a way to avoid a bruising...
  • U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria

    U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria
    WASHINGTON — In July 2012, senior U.S. intelligence officials drove to the Capitol to secretly brief top lawmakers on the first indications that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. The classified reports about a...
  • Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations

    Time is running out for sensible action on fracking regulations
    SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster. A state senator from Agoura Hills is trying to allow the first while heading off the second. Democrat Fran...