39 min ago
Note from China: US Must Act to Protect Journalists
When Vice-President Biden was here in China earlier this week, China's harassment and expulsions of US journalists was among the issues he took up with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
4 hrs ago
The Las Vegas Sun
Immigrant groups complain of - icebox' detention cells
For months, even in the 100-degree-plus desert heat, Alejandro Castear always grabbed a heavy sweater when he left his southern Arizona home.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Short Sale: Irs decree upheld at state level
California families who lost their homes in a short sale will not be subject to state income tax liability on debt forgiveness after the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 expires at the end of this year, according to the state's largest trade group for real estate professionals.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Realtors give $500k to California Dems and short-sale dispute ends
The California Association of Realtors' political action committee gave $500,000 to the state Democratic Party the day before the Democrat-dominated Franchise Tax Board effectively resolved a months-long legislative fight over the state's tax treatment of short sales.
Fracking and the New War on Air Pollution in Los Angeles
Over the past 50 years, the city of Los Angeles has made great strides to curb its smog problems by cutting vehicle emissions.
Dem women predict birth control mandate will stand
Democratic women lawmakers on Wednesday said they are confident the Supreme Court would uphold an ObamaCare mandate that requires most employers to cover birth control in their insurance plans.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
At Least 11 Teens With Tumors In Small Town Hope Erin Brockovich Will Help
At least 11 teens in a small city near Los Angeles have developed brain tumors, and their parents suspect that the town may be to blame.
Overnight Health: HealthCare.gov issues linger
The Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday that problems persist on the back-end of HealthCare.gov, which transmits applicants' information to insurance companies.
Inland Empire California
Runner: Californians Who Short Sell Won't Face State Tax Penalty
George Runner announced today that the Franchise Tax Board will follow the lead of the Internal Revenue Service and not impose a tax penalty on Californians who have sold their home via a short sale.
The Washington Post
15-cent increase in federal gas tax proposed
With Congress facing a major shortfall in transportation funding next year, a House bill introduced Wednesday would raise the federal gas tax by 15 cents per gallon to close the gap.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Capitol Hill: Concrete Proposals for Raising Gas Tax Finally on the Table
After a lot of vague talk about transportation revenues since the passage of MAP-21 - "everything is on the table" and "we need to think outside the box" - real proposals are finally being presented.
The Fresno Bee
Capitol Alert: AM Alert: Special election will cushion Assembly supermajority
The special election in the 54th Assembly District is guaranteed to add to Democrats' supermajority in the lower house, as all three candidates are Democrats.
Grocers' Group Spends Record Lobbying
A proposal to require labeling of genetically engineered foods and seeds in Washington state enjoyed broad public support in polls this summer.
Ukiah Daily Journal
Area lawmakers request tougher penalties for trespass grows
Several California lawmakers, including Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson, sent a letter last month to the U.S. Sentencing Commission requesting tougher penalties for marijuana growing on federal and some private lands.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Burnt Orange Report
Recent Rulings on Contraception and Abortion Pushed Senate Dems to Restrict Filibusters
The Health Insurance Marketplace is Open! If you need health insurance or just want to explore your options, head on over to healthcare.gov .
Inside Bay Area
Political Blotter: Students will push lawmakers for oil-extraction tax
This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics .
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Attention Turns to Mortgage Forgiveness
Be sure to check out Partner Engineering's webinar 'Development is Back! Mitigate Risk with Due Dilligence' for an in-depth look at the key engineering, environmental and energy due diligence items that can identify potential "fatal flaws" to a development or redevelopment project and help to prevent them.
Interior Secretary should visit region in search of new monuments
This session of Congress is the first since World War II that has failed to protect a single new acre of public land.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
So it took Judge Janice Brown living up to her extremist promise to finally wake up the Democrats?
So it took Judge Janice Brown living up to her extremist promise to wake up the Democrats? by digby If the Republicans want to bellyache about losing the filibuster for judicial nominees, maybe they ought to call in truce in the War on Women: Within hours of each other, two federal appeals courts handed down separate decisions that affirmed sharp ... (more)
Fri Nov 29, 2013
National Public Radio
Commuter Transit Subsidy At Risk Unless Congress Acts
For the past four years, public transportation users and people who drive their cars to work and pay for parking have been able set aside up to $245 a month in wages tax free if they're used for commuting costs or workplace parking.