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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...
The House Ethics Committee said Monday that it would begin an inquiry into whether Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) violated campaign finance laws. First though, the committee will defer to a separate investigation from the Justice Department, which is also...
PolitiCalWith all voter precincts reporting, Democratic Rep. Janice Hahn beat fellow Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson in a newly drawn district that runs north from the Port of Los Angeles through several working-class, strongly minority communities, preliminary...
As the June primary for the newly created 44th Congressional District approached, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) was already fighting for her political life. She was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly pressuring...
Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86. Dymally, who...
PolitiCalWASHINGTON -- The House Ethics Committee has recommended that Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) be reprimanded for pressuring her congressional staff to work on her political campaign, dealing a severe blow to her reelection bid, The Times is reporting...
PolitiCalWith just two candidates on the primary ballot for a newly drawn Los Angeles County congressional seat, the only real question that Tuesday's voting would settle was how wide a margin separated Democratic Reps. Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson as they...
The newly created 44th Congressional District sprawls from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate. Its many blue-collar communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and share a need for jobs, safe and affordable housing, and a...
Rep. Spencer Bachus, chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, is facing an investigation into possible violations of insider-trading laws, the Washington Post reported. The Office of Congressional Ethics opened a probe of the...
Nation NowThe House Ethics Committee has given an outside lawyer more time to examine whether the committee’s own staff acted improperly in investigating allegations of misconduct against veteran Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), further delaying a probe...
PolitiCalJanice Hahn's campaign cites more endorsements from blacks as evidence she will benefit from the departure of Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-Compton) from the 44th Congressional District race. Laura Richardson's consultant says blacks will rally around his...
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