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President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Brings Some Relief To Calif.

The deal in Washington to avoid the “fiscal cliff” will bring a reprieve to California’s slowly rebounding economy, but uncertainty remains in part because Congress delayed action on federal spending cuts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2013

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

LA Faces $22M Budget Shortfall If ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Isn’t Reached

Los Angeles could face at least a $22 million shortfall if a deal isn’t reached in Congress by Tuesday to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” according to the city’s top budget analyst.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2012

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400K In Calif. Face ‘Sudden Stop’ In Jobless Benefits

The California jobless rate inched down slightly in October even as the state issued a dire warning that federal help for the long-term unemployed may soon run out.

11/16/2012

David Petraeus (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

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Rep. Mary Bono Mack Loses Hold On Calif. Seat After 14 Years

Longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack lost her seat Friday to Democrat Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized the district’s growing swath of Hispanic voters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2012

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Candidates In Tight 41st Congressional District Race Get Out The Vote

Candidates for California’s newly created 41st Congressional District are hitting the phones hard to get out the vote a week before Election Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Makes The Case: One-Term Limit Needed For President

President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.

10/23/2012

a 70s era campaign poster featuring Mervyn Dymally. (credit: CBS)

Former Congressman, Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies At 86

Mervyn M. Dymally, former Lieutenant Governor of California, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

10/07/2012

(File Photo) Firefighters search for survivors in the wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train that collided head-on with a freight train on the previous afternoon, on September 13, 2008 in the Los Angeles area community of Chatsworth, California. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released results of a preliminary investigation into the crash October 1, 2008 which found that the engineer on the ill-fated Metrolink train had sent 29 text messages while on duty that day, the last one just 22 seconds before the fatal crash. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Victims Of 2008 Metrolink Train Crash Seek Help From Congress

Victims of a deadly train crash in Chatsworth four years ago have expressed disappointment in Congress’ failure to increase a railroad liability cap that they believe inadequately compensates them for their pain and suffering.

07/28/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Where’s Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.

07/12/2012

Supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: 8.2 Percent Unemployment Rate Won’t Reelect Obama

Of all the signs leading to a defeat for President Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2012, the most glaring sign is the 8.2% unemployment rate.

07/09/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

Congressman Adam Schiff (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Pasadena Congressman Slams ‘Furious’ Probe Ahead Of Contempt Vote

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said he believes the investigation into “Operation Fast And Furious” has turned into a political witch hunt.

06/28/2012

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