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Villaraigosa Lobbies For Transportation Funds On Capitol Hill

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lobbied for transportation funds on Capitol Hill Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/21/2011

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Lawmakers Mull Action To Stop ‘Criminal’ Phone Location Tracking

Representatives from firms like Apple and Google testified on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee tapped to investigate what’s being called “Locationgate”.


California’s Ailing Republicans: A Dying Breed?

Republicans are relishing the coming of a new day on Capitol Hill. But across the country in California, the party of Nixon and Reagan is drifting toward obscurity.


TV personality Stephen Colbert speaks onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Colbert Sparks Debate About ‘Expert’ Celebrities

There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet. So when a House panel on immigration combined them on purpose last week with testimony from Stephen Colbert and his “truthy” alter ego, debate broke out on the proper roles of the many celebrities — from Angelina Jolie to Bono to Elmo — who advocate in Washington.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/28/2010

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Colbert Talks Immigration On Capitol Hill

The comedian and host of “The Colbert Report” told lawmakers on Capitol Hill his one-day stint of picking beans alongside illegal immigrants was “hotter than I like to be”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2010