| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:24 AM
Democratic Rep. Lois Capps of Santa Barbara beat Republican Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria in the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress, according to incomplete returns. Maldonado conceded to Capps shortly before midnight. "A short while ago, I.....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce jumped into two key Senate races this week -- another clear signal that the GOP establishment will try to stop tea party candidates from winning primaries as Republicans try to wrest control of the Senate from...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
WASHINGTON — Airline customers complain about being mistreated daily, but Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg took his grievance all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unfortunately for Ginsberg, the court sided Wednesday with Northwest Airlines Inc.,...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- Immigration legislation pending in Congress would create jobs in rural communities and increase exports of fruits, vegetables and other products, the Obama administration said Monday as it tried turn up the heat on Republican opponents of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan board charged with protecting privacy and civil liberties heard a conflicting account Tuesday of how a national security program that seeks to monitor foreign terrorists ended up collecting the phone records of most...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate was on track to approve a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday, but the landmark legislation has dim hopes in the GOP-controlled House despite drawing significant Republican support with the addition of $46 billion in border...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate approved a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday in a strong bipartisan vote after an afternoon of emotional speeches as senators told personal stories of family journeys to the United States while visitors filled the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Millions of American workers could qualify for expanded overtime pay under a new push by President Obama to review existing Labor Department regulations, part of his election-year strategy to use executive authority to bypass Congress...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:33 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague.
A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House.
For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The days of Hollywood and Silicon Valley aligning their charitable giving with mostly liberal causes are long gone. Doing so may be too politically costly as each is trying to get leverage over the other on a divided Capitol Hill.
The big movie studios,...