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 House Democrats Save DHS From Shutdown, Republicans From Themselves
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 National monument supporters in California get antsy

WASHINGTON >> California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to ... »Read

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama, Mike Thompson
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 Republicans: We've Got No Plans to Oust Boehner

Reports of Speaker John Boehner's demise have been greatly exaggerated. »Read

In this article: Newt Gingrich, Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama
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 Gay group seeks official recognition from California Republican Party

A gay GOP group is seeking official recognition by the California Republican Party at its biannual gathering in Sacramento this weekend, potentially setting the stage for a divisive floor fight on Sunday. »Read

In this article: California Republican Party, Rocky Chavez, Karen England
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 Democrats: Boehner promised us a vote on a clean DHS bill next week

Deal or no deal, House leadership will be tested next week. »Read

In this article: Anna G. Eshoo, Janice Hahn, Nancy Pelosi
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 Union backing influential in all but one L.A. Community College race

In most elections for seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees, the candidates with the backing of the faculty union typically are the victors. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Andra Hoffman, Mark Isler, Sydney Kamlager, Larry Levine, Mike Shimpock, Scott Svonkin
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 Bibi's boycotters

The nearly three dozen boycotters are only a fraction of the 232 Democrats in Congress. »Read

In this article: Newt Gingrich, Barbara Lee, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats
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 Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target

L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style. »Read

In this article: Paul Koretz, Tom LaBonge, Steve Veres
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 Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds

California voters overwhelmingly oppose a tuition increase at University of California campuses, even if that forces the colleges to cut spending or accept more out-of-state students who pay higher fees, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Dan Schnur, state budget
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 Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door ... »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff
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 California GOP alive, but struggling for a vision

California Republicans achieved their modest goals last year of preventing Democrats from securing a two-thirds majority in both houses of the state Legislature and rescuing the party from debt. Those gains don't add up to a lot, but at least the ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, James Brulte, California Republican Party, Harmeet Dhillon, Field Poll, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Jessica A. Levinson, Kristin Olsen, Pete Wilson
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 Video: Rocky Chavez hints at Senate run; swipes at Harris

Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, an Oceanside Republican, gives a not-so-subtle hint that he’ll run for the U.S. Senate, telling GOP activists tonight in Sacramento that he plans to announce his decision Thursday. … »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Rocky Chavez, Thomas Del Beccaro, Kamala Harris, Duf Sundheim
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 Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races

Unlimited outside spending in the campaigns for seven Los Angeles City Council seats has topped $1.2 million, with the vast majority of the money going to help incumbents at City Hall. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Robert Cole, Fair Political Practices Commission, Wendy Greuel, Jose Huizar, Tom LaBonge, Nury Martinez, minimum wage, Gloria Molina, Robert Stern, Steve Veres, water, Herb Wesson
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 Bill would double federal funds to restore S.F. Bay

WASHINGTON — San Francisco Bay is big, beautiful and beset by environmental problems, but it gets nowhere near the federal aid bestowed on other big bodies of water such as the Great Lakes or Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake also is near Washington ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Jackie Speier, water
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 A nimble comeback by unions?

One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. »Read

In this article: John Lewis, minimum wage
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 Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren champions Upland employees

UPLAND >> Acquanetta Warren wants to shift the public's negative perception of city employees.Warren, Upland's former deputy public works director, recently defended those who work in city government. »Read

In this article: Ray Musser, Acquanetta Warren
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 Dispute over leaked corruption document going to Los Angeles

A dispute over who leaked an affidavit detailing a corruption probe involving a state senator is heading to federal court in Los Angeles after a judge's action on Friday. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Ron Calderon, Kevin De Leon, Darrell Steinberg
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 House Democrats Save DHS From Shutdown, Republicans From Themselves

With just hours to go before a midnight deadline, Congress passed a one-week extension to fund the Department of Homeland Security and prevent sending 30,000 government employees home on furlough. The vote ended a tumultuous day in the House as ... »Read

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Darrell Issa, Mark Kirk, Nancy Pelosi
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