Topic: Barbara Boxer
While Republicans and Obama are still far apart on how to create new jobs, Boehner signals the possibility of agreement on new infrastructure spending.
09/15/2011 10:57 pm
Environmentalists say President Obama is dropping a plan to set new air-quality standards with one eye on on the presidential election. The administration says it is waiting for more research.
09/02/2011 05:51 pm
Funding for road projects and the gasoline tax expire on Sept. 30, leaving Congress not much time to act when lawmakers return from vacation. Obama says 1 million jobs are at stake.
08/31/2011 07:53 pm
Obama will decide soon on an initial troop withdrawal. Afghan women fear a big drawdown will signal US willingness to negotiate a weak peace deal on rights with the Taliban.
06/15/2011 02:49 pm
Sen. Tom Coburn and former Sen. Rick Santorum appear to have been involved in the scandal that brought down former Sen. John Ensign. A Senate Ethics Committee investigation could lead to criminal charges for Ensign.
05/14/2011 03:40 pm
Facing scandal, Sen. John Ensign (R) of Nevada is resigning. That allows Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval to name a replacement, which in turn could open up a US House seat.
04/22/2011 06:54 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown needed four GOP votes to advance his California budget plan. The fact that talks failed without Republicans winning any concessions may come back to bite them.
03/31/2011 07:53 pm
State and federal legislators voice concerns about the earthquake risk at two California nuclear power plants – as well as the adequacy of safety protocols in place there.
03/22/2011 07:06 pm
Here’s what to expect if Republicans and Democrats in Congress don't reconcile their differences on spending for the last half of this fiscal year ... and a government shutdown ensues.
02/23/2011 03:19 pm
Gun control is a subject brought to everyone's attention by the Arizona shootings last weekend. But gun control is not a topic high on the agenda of many in Congress.
01/14/2011 11:24 am