3 hrs ago
Sen. Vitter demands Harry Reid 'come clean' on how his staff is dealing with Obamacare
Continuing his battle with Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid , Sen. David Vitter , R-La., on Tuesday called on Reid to "come clean" on why he reportedly exempted some of his staffers from buying their insurance from the Washington D.C. health care exchanges.
7 hrs ago
Keystone Backers Alarmed by John Podesta's Move to White House
Sen. John Hoeven , R-N.D., an outspoken advocate of the Keystone XL pipeline, isn't thrilled to hear that prominent Democratic strategist John Podesta has formally joined President Obama's inner circle at the White House.
19 hrs ago
Californians Facing Short Sale Will Continue To Get A Break On Taxes
While it is true that short sales are no longer such a dominant segment of the real estate market, they are still around and, many suspect, will continue to be for some time.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Laurel Abbott: Good News for Santa Barbara Real Estate Market
For the past couple of years, the Federal Housing Finance Agency had been considering lowering the limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loans.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Dems Exempt Staff from Obamacare
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , as well as Senators Ron Wyden , Tim Johnson , Barbara Boxer , Patty Murray , and Thomas Carper , have exempted their staffs from having to comply with the Affordable Care Act requirements.
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.
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
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