Archive for January 6th, 2013



Could reviving earmarks get Congress moving again?

The so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" came to symbolize all that's wrong with earmarks in Congress. But during the past few weeks, as Speaker John Boehner struggled to rally support for his alternate tax plan, some say earmarks could have helped him convince fellow Republicans to push legislation through the House.
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Obama expected to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary

President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday.

Hundreds mourn death of Pasadena youth activist

About 500 people gathered for the funeral of Victor McClinton, an L.A. Sheriff’s Department employee and beloved coach killed on Christmas day.
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Strike over; Kings back on the ice soon

King’s fans rejoice! After a 113-day lockout, the NHL strike is over and the team could hit the ice as early as next week.

NHL lockout over, tentative agreement reached

With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule.
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A rare second chance for former Sen. Scott Brown

The Massachusetts Republican left Congress this week after losing in a contentious race to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But if John Kerry is confirmed as the next secretary of state, Scott Brown could be back on the campaign trail in weeks.


Two officer-involved shootings this weekend

Authorities in the Southland were involved in two separate shootings this weekend — one in South Los Angeles and another near Ventura.
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Back to school: LAUSD boosts campus police patrols

LA Unified students head back to school on Monday morning to increased police presence on school campuses.
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Home for some new lawmakers is a House office building

California first-term members of Congress look for a couch called home on Capitol Hill — that's what some choose instead of houses or apartments.


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