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  • Senate Republicans block Democrats' paycheck fairness bill

    Senate Republicans block Democrats' paycheck fairness bill
    WASHINGTON — With sought-after women voters at stake, Senate Republicans blocked election-year legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring that female workers receive equal pay for doing the same work as men. A high-profile campaign for the Paycheck...
  • In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'
    Standing on two wooden pallets covered by a floral rug, author and Chicano activist Luis Rodriguez reads a poem to more than 100 people crammed into a chilly, concrete-floored performance space. "Here you have a way. Here you can sing victory. Here you'...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable tell Congress: We'll be good -- promise!

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable tell Congress: We'll be good -- promise!
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable today brought their road show to the U.S. Senate, trying to prove that their proposed $40-billion merger will bring fabulous service to consumers, create new competition and, one would think, end the stalemate over the...
  • Obama to honor Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act

    Obama to honor Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act
    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime...
  • Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?
    Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...
  • Letters: Not much of a race for supervisor

    Letters: Not much of a race for supervisor
    Re "Speak up, Hilda Solis," Editorial, April 6 I applaud The Times for its editorial calling on former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to engage with voters more actively even though she's running without significant opposition for an open seat on the L.A....
  • Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women

    Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women
    WASHINGTON — President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for...
  • U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'

    U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'
    WASHINGTON — The White House stepped up its opposition Tuesday to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, but sought to keep the controversy from derailing negotiations over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program. Hamid...
  • The GOP's 2016 handicap -- immigration

     The GOP's 2016 handicap -- immigration
    In case you missed it, here's what former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had to say last week when asked about people who come to America illegally to make better lives: "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love. It's an act of...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • White House: Iran ambassador nominee to U.N. is not 'viable'

    White House: Iran ambassador nominee to U.N. is not 'viable'
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has told Iran that its nominee for ambassador to the United Nations is “not viable," but the White House did not outline steps it might take to derail the potential appointment. Jay Carney, the White House...