| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:38 PM
If they gave out prizes for the earliest candidate forums, the Democrats trying to unseat Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) next year probably could walk away with one.
The four Democrats who have announced plans to run in the June 3, 2014,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:08 AM
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asserted his determination to end the use of the filibuster to block presidential appointments Monday, saying the change was needed to “save the Senate from becoming obsolete.”
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:33 AM
SACRAMENTO -- After weeks of nasty campaigning and spending that topped $5 million, Republican farmer Andy Vidak holds a lead of nearly 6,000 votes over Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez as voters went to the polls Tuesday in a Central Valley state...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer won't seek Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, a blow to Democrats' hopes of holding the seat and preserving their overall Senate majority.
The popular Democrat, who left the governor's office in...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Just how much can the voters of New York City forgive?
Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced Sunday that he'll try to join disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner on the ballot for this year's city elections. Weiner, a Democrat who...
| Jul 3, 2013
William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has set the date for an election to fill two legislative seats left vacant when Bob Blumenfield and Curren Price took their seats this weekend on the Los Angeles City Council.
The election to fill Blumenfield’s former San Fernando...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- To cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" from outraged women, the state Senate in North Carolina on Wednesday passed a bill that would impose new licensing requirements and other restrictions on abortion clinics.
Hundreds of protesters, most...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Given half a chance — any rationale at all — governments invariably will try to restrict the citizenry's access to public information. Especially if it might shine the light on official stupidity or misbehavior.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Massachusetts voters elevated a veteran congressman to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, choosing longtime Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey to fill John F. Kerry’s unexpired term.
With 82% of precincts reporting, Markey held an 8-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Elizabeth Emken, who fell short in her bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein last year, still wants to serve in Congress.
On Wednesday she announced plans to run against U.S. Rep Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove), who she...