| Oct 2, 2013
Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no government shutdown, and no implementation of Obamacare.
As of Tuesday, the GOP had failed on...
| Aug 8, 2013
Some say it will take a miracle for Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action.
FOR THE RECORD:
Immigration: An Aug. 8 Op-Ed...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:59 PM
An unusually bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives turned back a proposal Wednesday to stop the federal government from systematically gathering telecommunications metadata -- that is, a record for each phone line of the numbers dialed,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Years ago, desperate for a subject for a short “light and bright” editorial, I came across a news story about a telephone company that offered a “Dial-an-Atheist” service. The seeming absurdity of the idea appealed to me, and a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
With public disapproval of the House of Representatives hovering somewhere around 77%, John Oliver joked on Wednesday's “Daily Show” that "Congress" is about to become “the English language’s most offensive C-word.”
| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In a surprising plot twist in Hollywood's largest labor union, Ned Vaughn, a key figure in the campaign to merge Hollywood's actors unions, is resigning as executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA to run as a Republican candidate for the California Assembly....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:36 AM
As the political standoff over the Affordable Care Act keeps the federal government shut down for a fourth day, the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine are urging the nation’s physicians to “lead by example” and “make...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Iran and six major powers have been at odds for a decade over the Islamic republic’s development of nuclear capabilities, at the heart of negotiations set to resume Tuesday in Geneva.
Hopes of budging the high-stakes diplomatic standoff from...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Los Angeles City Council members Friday blamed tea party Republicans in Congress for the continuing federal government shutdown and said that if it goes on much longer, seniors and low-income residents would be among those hurt.
At a special session ...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON – An attempt by House Republicans to put forward a new budget proposal was crumbling as soon as it emerged Tuesday, panned by party conservatives and attacked by the White House and congressional Democrats.
House Speaker John A. Boehner...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON – Senate leaders abruptly put talks over a bipartisan budget plan on hold Tuesday to give embattled Speaker John A. Boehner an opportunity to put together a proposal that could pass the Republican-led House.
Top Republicans portrayed...