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  • Congress' horse-and-buggy computer laws

    Congress' horse-and-buggy computer laws
    As martyrs go, Aaron Swartz was an extraordinary example of the breed. A computer programming genius, he had helped develop the social networking site Reddit and became known as a leading advocate for easy and free information sharing on the Web. When...
  • Gov. meets with congressional delegation, still hopeful on Medi-Cal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday sounded still hopeful of gaining federal approval for more flexibility in administering the Medi-Cal health insurance program for the poor, even after having been rebuffed by the Obama administration. "There are possibilities...
  • Congresswoman calls for investigation of enforcement program that screens for illegal immigrants in jails

     
    A California congresswoman Friday called for an investigation into the actions of federal immigration officials, saying they lied about whether counties and states had the right to opt out of a controversial nationwide enforcement program that screens for...
  • Inspector general asked to investigate alleged misconduct by federal immigration officials

     
    A California congresswoman Thursday called for an investigation into "misconduct, including possible violations of criminal law,” by federal immigration officials who misled local governments about a sweeping enforcement program that purported to...
  • Immigration: Illinois backs out of controversial program intended to deport dangerous immigrants

     
    Homeland Security Department officials got some bad news Wednesday when Illinois officials announced they are dropping out of Secure Communities, a controversial program created in 2008 to track and deport dangerous criminals. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said...
  • What's in a name? Ask Charles Rangel

     
    The House Ethics Committee has recommended that Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) be "censured" for ethical lapses, including failing to declare rental income from a Dominican villa, improper solicitation of donations on congressional letterhead and...
  • Stephen Colbert's testimony: Mocking Congress?

     
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer confirmed Sunday that Democrats can be just as cranky as Republicans when being made fun of on their own turf. According to the New York Daily News: Even some Democrats thought Stephen Colbert's Capital Hill routine was...
  • Children of Vietnam War servicemen seek U.S. citizenship

    Children of Vietnam War servicemen seek U.S. citizenship
    Randy Tran walked quickly past the majestic domes and marble statues of Capitol Hill, looking for the Cannon House Office building and the people he believed could help him. Tran, a Vietnamese pop singer who lives in a Bay Area suburb and sleeps on a...
  • Governor chides California's Congress members over federal money

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sharpened his criticism of the federal government in an interview televised this morning, taking aim at California’s congressional representatives for what he said was a failure to advocate for enough funding from Washington....
  • House chafes at Senate 'dithering,' plans 2010 payback

     
    The House of Representatives has always been the stepchild. With 435 members, it's hard to remember all the players, let alone invite them all on TV. The Senate, with only 100 members, each with a lot more power, usually basks......
  • Ethics probe so big lawmakers have to take a number -- half the Pentagon spending committee caught in net

     
    We already knew that Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel was under investigation for failing to report some of his real estate holdings and rental income, and a few other goodies, on his financial disclosure forms. And that the Ethics......