5 hrs ago
NSA head says digital spying has disrupted a "little over 10" plots domestically
In testimony before a congressional intelligence committee on Tuesday, the head of the National Security Agency and other government officials staunchly defended the government's secret surveillance program, noting that the agency has "been able to connect the dots and prevent another terrorist attack."
10 hrs ago
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Capitol Alert: California House members convene on Bay-Delta water plan
Water brought California lawmakers together on Wednesday. Or, at least, it got a bunch of them in the same room.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Coastal National Monument bill clears committee
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted June 12 to advance the first bill introduced by Congressman Jared Huffman as a U.S. Congressman, the California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013 , his office reported.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Sonoma Valley Sun
Thompson notes Sandy Hook anniversary
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson , chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Thurday in commemoration of the six-month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
Scandals continue to bubble up with the IRS
The Internal Revenue Service continues to leak out scandals regarding its abuse of power under the Obama Administration with a story released today by Christian Broadcast Network that someone in the IRS leaked the donor list of the National Organization of Marriage to an anti-traditional marriage gay organization, the Human Rights Campaign.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
The Newtown Bee
Responders, Neighbors, Clergy, Civic Leaders In 10 States 'Stand With Newtown' June 14
Gun violence survivors, faith leaders, veterans, gun-owners and concerned citizens will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action at events in 10 states June 14 to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School.
Sen. Reid tells Newtown advocates Senate will eventually pass background checks
After saying a few words during a press conference House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi , left, holds Teresa Rousseau's face, mother of Lauren Rousseau a teacher killed at Sandy Hook, after giving her a hug while she was seated in the audience.
The Jersey Journal
Moms demand action for gun sense in America launches Father's Day campaign
Beginning this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members all over the country will send handcrafted Father's Day gifts to their Congressmen.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Proposed Mendocino coastline protection clears Capitol Hill hurdle
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would add 1,255 acres of scenic Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument.
House panel approves Point Arena - " Stornetta...
Stornetta public lands bill passed the House Committee on Natural Resources Wednesday, advancing a long-sought goal by Northern California Democrats to expand the C alifornia Coastal National Monument by 1,255 acres near Mendocino.
Detroit Free Press
Mike Thompson: Rep. Levin's food stamp protest
I can't imagine a reality where I spent no more than $4.50 per day on food. That's the average daily benefit for struggling Americans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - the government program that people who don't reside on planet Washington, D.C. call "food stamps."
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Obama administration adds to briefing count
The Obama administration on Monday more than doubled the count of the number of briefings they have provided to Congress on the laws authorizing the electronic surveillance programs that came to light last week.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
The American Spectator
We Used to Call Him Baghdad Jim
As a spokesman for defending the indefensible in the IRS scandal, it looks like liberals have trotted out Congressman Jim McDermott.
Report sounds alarm bells about student loan interest rates hikes
Renee Schomp of Sebastopol was reluctant to give the exact amount of her student loans, but figured she could probably buy a really nice home with the amount.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Laurence Lea Named Media & Community Relations Coordinator At Sonoma Raceway
Lea, 26, who completed his undergraduate degree at Morehouse College in Atlanta, will work with the Media and Community Relations department to expand awareness and media coverage of Sonoma Raceway and its major events, as well as help with community and charitable events.
Coalition wary on wind tax credit
Wind companies are ramping up their effort to expand financing opportunities for renewable energy projects even though some in the industry fear a Trojan horse move by conservatives to undermine the prized production tax credit.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
The American Spectator Blog
Gun Control Update: House Bill In Limbo
Because I love you, dear readers, I spent Monday afternoon roaming Capitol Hill for details about the bipartisan House background check bill, introduced by Rep.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Historic San Jose bank building goes to Macau-based investor
A Macau-based private investor has purchased the former Bank of the West building at 2 West Santa Clara St., one of the first steel-framed office towers in California.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Monterey County Herald
Don't let GOP forget school massacre
California Republicans, who hope to make crime an election-year issue in 2014, ought to first show they're serious about protecting public safety by embracing legislation that would require people across the country to undergo background checks before they buy guns.
Thu May 30, 2013
The Daily Republic
Garamendi opposes state Delta plan
Rep. John Garamendi takes little comfort from the 20,000 pages recently released that detail state and federal plans to save the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.