| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:29 PM
At a rally in Los Angeles on Tuesday a coalition of groups seeking to pressure the House of Representatives to act on an immigration overhaul put its message in terms politicians can understand: votes.
House Republicans who refuse to take up a Senate...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — When House Republicans file into the Capitol on Monday to start thrashing out a response to the Senate's landmark immigration bill, former President George W. Bush will be presiding over a ceremony for new U.S. citizens at his newly...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:37 PM
In the wee hours Wednesday, someone stole onto Wendy Davis’s Wikipedia page and changed her occupation from “attorney” to “The LeBron James of filibustering.”
In what seemed like an Internet instant, the 50-year-old...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:30 PM
An 1,100-pound statue honoring hundreds of thousands of women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army decades ago is traveling by boat from South Korea and is just days away from arriving in Glendale.
The memorial, like others on the East...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses.
Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights.
While many thought...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed legislation to enact stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Nevada's first congresswoman
Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve a sprawling, rural congressional district for 14 years, died Monday at an assisted living complex in...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:46 PM
For decades, war has been waged over the holy grail of America's Arctic frontier, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The wide coastal plain on the edge of the Beaufort Sea contains stunning populations of caribou, grizzly, musk oxen and other wildlife...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Comprehensive immigration reform will pass the House of Representatives if reluctant Republicans are convinced that it is a matter of political survival, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at USC on Tuesday.
In conversations with other lawmakers, McCain...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Our cruise to Hawaii on the Celebrity Millennium began with saying goodbye to our ship docked in San Diego Harbor and taking a bus ride to Ensenada, Mexico, to meet it again.
An act of Congress made it illegal for us to board our Malta-flagged ship...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Robert W. Edgar
Six-term Pennsylvania congressman
Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...