| 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Weighing in for the first time on a highly divisive debate, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is urging the U.S. government to approve an anti-gay discrimination bill.
In an opinion piece that ran online Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, Cook spoke...
| 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 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Before Mary and Liz Cheney, there were Newt and Candace Gingrich.
Starting in the '90s, the Gingrich siblings -- one a straight, conservative politician and the other a married, gay activist -- played out the same family drama over gay marriage that...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate approved legislation, 64-32, that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA for short, was first introduced in 1994 and has...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:52 PM
In a major legal blow to the California bullet train, a Sacramento judge ruled that state officials cannot pursue their plan to tap billions of dollars in voter-approved bond funding for construction, a decision that could cause indefinite delays in the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Dec 1, 2013
Senators have long considered any change to filibuster rules to be "the nuclear option." But the recent action by Democrats to limit the use of filibusters in blocking most presidential nominations didn't go nearly far enough.
Now is the time to get rid...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:59 AM
As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing government shutdown is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...