| 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...
| 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 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Rep. Bill Young, 82, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:19 PM
SAN DIEGO - A day earlier than anticipated, ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to three charges of mistreating women, was booked and released Saturday morning at the downtown county jail.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta had...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
How's this for some legal jujitsu: Opponents of the 2010 healthcare law are trying to use the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld its constitutionality to support their argument that it's unconstitutional.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, a...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.
Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today....
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:22 AM
On Sep. 18, 1956, Sen. John F. Kennedy arrived in Los Angeles for a series of campaign appearances and speeches for the Democratic party....
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives has voted 40 times to repeal or curtail the Affordable Care Act since Republicans took control of the chamber in 2011 - and each time the Democratic Senate has swatted away their bills.
In using the threat of...
| Sep 22, 2013
"The American people don't want the government shut down, and they don't want Obamacare. The House has listened to the American people."
That's what Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said at the GOP's victory rally Friday after the House voted to pass...