| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The fight between labor and Los Angeles County government intensified Friday, when a coalition of unions representing 90,000 workers banded together to fight county efforts to reduce retirement healthcare benefits for future employees.
Until now, the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday called on Congress to move past partisan bickering and fully fund the nation’s parks and wildlife refuges, invoking Teddy Roosevelt’s call to conservation as a "moral issue."
Delivering her first...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
When Hawaii’s House of Representatives passed a same-sex marriage bill late Friday, the state joined a wave of activity -- mainly of lawsuits and legislation -- that has been rapidly growing since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 2:56 AM
Hawaii is poised to join the list of states to allow same-sex marriage after the state’s House of Representatives on Friday night approved a bill legalizing such unions.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has said he would sign the bill, SB1.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:33 PM
WASHINGTON -- For Rep. Gary Miller and voters in his Inland Empire district, this is just the beginning: A television ad began airing Thursday in the Republican’s district seeking to ratchet up pressure on him to support a pathway to citizenship for...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I finally read all of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" this spring while I was on tour for my album "Radio Music Society." At about the same time, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention center hit the headlines. Soon, scores...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON – Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting in July 2012, recounted Wednesday that it was not until the Connecticut school massacre five months later that she and her husband decided to...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Tom Foley, a Washington Democrat who served 15 terms before losing his congressional seat in the 1994 Republican revolution, has died.
Foley was 84, according to statement issued by House Speaker John A. Boehner...
| Oct 15, 2013
When matters become extremely dire and disheartening, as they have been in the blatantly dysfunctional Congress, historians are usually the designated dispensers of perspective. As bad as things are, we like to say, they have been worse and the nation...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Republicans in the state Capitol have a message for their counterparts representing California in Congress: It's time to act quickly on comprehensive immigration reform.
Fifteen GOP senators and assemblymembers have signed a letter to...
| 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...