The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times:
In matters cultural, California has always been America’s petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender.
Blah, blah, blah, blah,” said the speaker of the House.
In his more than 58 years in Congress, John Dingell has never been known to mince words. So it was no surprise that the 87-year-old Michigan Democrat announced his departure with a characteristically acerbic bang.
There seems to be a growing consensus that the Republicans have a real shot at recapturing the Senate in the next midterm elections, giving them further opportunity, if not total assurance, of making President Obama’s next years in office meaningless.
WASHINGTON — Erika Andiola came to Washington expecting it would be the place to make a difference in the immigration reform fight - until the immigration fight hit closer to home.
Andiola on Wednesday said she quit her job in the office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, to go home and foc…
Southern Arizonans joined the National Fast for Families to call for immigration reform and send a message to Congress that the country cannot wait any longer.
It’s a great time of year to go for a hike in the desert and find yourself. All I found was a swarm of Killer Bees and a German tourist who’s been lost since June.
Fox News won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics by proving that dense objects exist in a parallel universe.
Mount Rushmore is closed. Not because of the Republican shutdown. Washington, Jefferson, Teddy and Lincoln can’t stop rolling their eyes and gagging.
In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.
WASHINGTON — President Obama is marking the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse by trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround and warning Republicans against moves that he contends would risk a backslide.
Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:
This Obama scandal is bigger than Watergate and ________. (pick one)
WASHINGTON — President Obama, seeking to regain his footing amid controversies hammering the White House, named a temporary chief for the scandal-marred Internal Revenue Service Thursday and pressed Congress to approve new security money to prevent another Benghazi-style terrorist attack.
WASHINGTON — He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind-meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way. And not to worry, he says, the situation may look dire but won’t be an “apocalypse.”
WASHINGTON — House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tracking operation from Congress does not constitute a crime and he won’t be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that President Barack Obama was acting “beneath the dignity of the White House” when he traveled around the country this week to pressure Republicans to help keep federal student loan costs from ballooning. Boehner said Obama should reimb…