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  • Capps wins in 24th Congressional District

     
    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.....
  • Establishment bites back: Chamber fights tea party in Senate races

    Establishment bites back: Chamber fights tea party in Senate races
    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...
  • Supreme Court sides with airline against booted frequent flier

    Supreme Court sides with airline against booted frequent flier
    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.,...
  • White House says immigration bill would boost rural communities

    White House says immigration bill would boost rural communities
    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...
  • Bipartisan privacy board hears conflicting reports on NSA programs

    Bipartisan privacy board hears conflicting reports on NSA programs
    WASHINGTON — A bipartisan board charged with protecting privacy and civil liberties heard a conflicting account Tuesday of how a national security program┬áthat seeks to monitor foreign terrorists ended up collecting the phone records of most...
  • Senate immigration overhaul set for passage

    Senate immigration overhaul set for passage
    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...
  • Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate

    Immigration overhaul bill passes the Senate
    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...
  • Obama seeks to expand overtime pay to millions of Americans

    Obama seeks to expand overtime pay to millions of Americans
    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...
  • Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy

    Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy
    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...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting
    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...
  • Odd allies: Hollywood, Google cozy up to conservatives amid dispute

    Odd allies: Hollywood, Google cozy up to conservatives amid dispute
    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,...