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  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
  • California Rep. George Miller earned his SOTU shout-out

    California Rep. George Miller earned his SOTU shout-out
    It was kind of cute, actually. Two men who, between them, have served about 80 years in Congress — and one of them ran for president — stood there beaming at each other like schoolboys after President Obama gave them a shout-out during the...
  • Investigative committee reissues subpoenas in New Jersey bridge case

    Investigative committee reissues subpoenas in New Jersey bridge case
    TRENTON, N.J. -- A new joint investigations committee began its work Monday, seeking to unravel the mystery of who gave the order for the now-notorious traffic jam in September in the lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. The new joint...
  • Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge

    Republicans seek to tap California drought for a political edge
    WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought. Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
  • Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government

    Senate's Schumer calls on Democrats to fight for government
    WASHINGTON – One of the Democrats' top strategists in Congress said his party should punch back against the rise of the conservative tea party with a full-throated defense of government. He called for a 2014 legislative agenda that promotes jobs,...
  • Neel who? Again, a wealthy candidate reaches for a California win

    Neel who? Again, a wealthy candidate reaches for a California win
    Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo. "Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared. And all around the state of California, political...
  • Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies

    Dianne Feinstein emerges as defender of spy agencies
    WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited. The opinion...
  • Kashkari, challenging Brown, seeks silver lining in TARP program

     Kashkari, challenging Brown, seeks silver lining in TARP program
    A Republican who wants to be California's governor is staking his bid on having run the $700-billion federal bank bailout — even as GOP candidates across the nation distance themselves from the highly unpopular program. As he courts voters, former...
  • Democrats again look to Clinton, but hurdles from 2008 remain

    Democrats again look to Clinton, but hurdles from 2008 remain
    DAVENPORT, Iowa — Alta Price seems just the kind of person who could propel Hillary Rodham Clinton through the glass ceiling into the White House. A doctor and Democratic activist, she cited Clinton's matchless resume as a former first lady, U.S....
  • Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads

    Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads
    WASHINGTON —  Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
  • John Dingell leaving an 'obnoxious' Congress -- after six decades

    John Dingell leaving an 'obnoxious' Congress -- after six decades
    For many politicians partaking of this retirement season, the stated reasons for leaving have reeked of the common excuse that has someone leaving a job to spend more time with his — or most of the time, her -- family. Touching, maybe, but comes off...