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  • Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates

    Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates
    When California voters decided to change the way the state's primary elections work, the move was cast as an effort to moderate a state Capitol gripped by polarization. If the top two vote-getters in a primary faced off against one another in November...
  • 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'...
  • Citing armed protesters, BLM returns seized cattle to Nevada rancher

    Citing armed protesters, BLM returns seized cattle to Nevada rancher
    After spending a week whisking away nearly 400 cattle they said were illegally grazing on federal land in the Nevada desert, officials facing a battalion of protesters with horses and guns decided to free those cattle in a stunning reversal Saturday...
  • In Michigan, Obama assails Republican economic policies as mean

    In Michigan, Obama assails Republican economic policies as mean
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said Republicans are “not necessarily cold-hearted” in their economic policies but spent much of his speech Wednesday to college students lampooning them for opposing his views. The new House Republican...
  • Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
  • Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations

    Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — A secret Senate report on the CIA's treatment of Al Qaeda detainees from 2001 to 2006 concludes that the spy agency used brutal, unauthorized interrogation techniques, misrepresented key elements of the program to policymakers and the...
  • Obama names budget chief as new health secretary

    Obama names budget chief as new health secretary
    By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador
    WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
  • Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter

    Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter
    On Wednesday, the Senate failed, for the third time, to muster the votes to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a women's-vote-wooing initiative of the Obama administration that has been knocking around Congress since President Obama took office in 2009....
  • Why 'paycheck fairness' helps Democrats, in one simple chart

    Why 'paycheck fairness' helps Democrats, in one simple chart
    As Republicans and Democrats jockey for advantage months before the fall elections that could swing control of the U.S. Senate back to the GOP, both sides are honing the messages they think will spark the best turnout. For Republicans, it's Obamacare....
  • Obamas' federal tax rate rose as their income fell in 2013

    Obamas' federal tax rate rose as their income fell in 2013
    WASHINGTON-- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watched their income fall and their federal tax rate go up in 2013, according to IRS returns released Friday by the White House. In a joint filing, the couple reported an adjusted gross income...