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Rep. Darrell Issa (Getty Images)

House Watchdog Issa Tops ‘50 Wealthiest’ In Congress

A Southern California Congressman is the richest man in Congress, according to a new survey.

08/20/2013

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Congresswoman Praises President Obama For Trayvon Martin Comments

President Obama was praised Friday by Rep. Karen Bass for opening up a dialog on race and rare relations following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

07/19/2013

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Federal Student Loan Rates Double

Interest rates on federally subsidized student loans doubled Monday after Congress failed to take any action against the increase.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

An Indonesian fisherman cuts the fin of a shark in Lampulo fish market in Banda Aceh in Aceh province on March 7, 2013. Humans kill about 100 million sharks each year, mostly for their fins, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and conservationists are warning that dozens of species are under threat. (credit: Chaideer Mahyuddin /AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Rule Could Upend States’ Shark Fin Bans

Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2013

Rep. Tony Cárdenas demands an end to the sequester. (credit: Rep. Cardenas/Facebook)

Member Of House Budget Committee Demands End To Sequester

A member of the House Budget Committee Friday demanded an end to the sequester.

05/03/2013

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LAUSD, Airports, Defense Firms Brace For Budget Cuts

Several local agencies are already preparing for less money from the federal government come Friday.

02/26/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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

retail jobs store

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

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