| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Early in her U.S. Senate tenure, when she was chewing through staff like a rototiller, Dianne Feinstein offered one of the least apologetic, most self-aware comments of her many decades in public life.
"I don't get ulcers,” she...
| Nov 1, 2013
Re "The wrong medicine," Opinion, Oct. 28
Thank goodness for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) simple and lucid spending summary of our "national credit card" statement and how we quickly erased the $236-billion annual surplus that Bill Clinton left us...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.
The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Newt Gingrich, making an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday to promote his new gig on CNN's recently resurrected "Crossfire," offered his thoughts on the current impasse between President Obama and the GOP.
"He shouldn't give...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters now carries the name of former President Clinton, who acknowledged Wednesday that the honor could have gone instead to his vice president, Al Gore, who is perhaps...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:54 AM
DALLAS — President Obama praised former President George W. Bush on Thursday for standing tough in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and for his early support for immigration reform, drawing strong allusions to his current challenges...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will serve as co-hosts at the 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes, NBC announced Tuesday. The comedic personalities will follow up their 2013 turn hosting the show.
Fey and Poehler's Globes earlier this year was considered one of the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality.
As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...