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Dianne Feinstein

The New Devolution: Hillary's Troubled Launch and the Latest Drone Fiasco and Bush Antics

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Think of it not as a new deal but a new devolution, an ongoing decline of quality substance, concern, and even basic awareness in public life. With th...

Ali Watkins

Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five months after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its gruesome report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, someone is fi...

Ali Watkins

Congress Doesn't Seem Totally Sure Who Should Deal With NSA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are on Congress as the June 1 expiration date looms for the National Security Agency program that sweeps up massive dragnets of...

Amanda Terkel

Dianne Feinstein: Iran Deal Does Not Threaten Israel's Survival

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that the new nuclear accord with Iran will not threaten the survival of Israel, criticizing...

In Greenhouse California, the Hissing of Summer Lawns Fizzles While Races for Senator and Governor Quietly Take Shape

William Bradley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the most curious staples of suburban American living, the lawn, seems to have had its day in California. With voluntary cutbacks coming up short of the need, Governor Jerry Brown has ordered a mandatory cut of 25 percent on water use from 2013 levels.

Ali Watkins

It's Been A Year Since Senators Voted To Reveal CIA Torture. What Do We Have To Show For It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee, then under the command of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to share with ...

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senate Passes GOP Budget After Late-Night Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate early Friday passed a Republican budget plan that would cut spending by $5.1 trillion over 10 years, raise military funding a...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train Accidents

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators wants to improve the safety of transporting oil by rail in the United States, following a series of high-...

Dying Woman Shares Powerful 'Death With Dignity' Message For CA Lawmakers

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

In a HuffPost Live interview Monday, Christy O'Donnell, an attorney and former LAPD sergeant, made a plea to California lawmakers: She wants to leave ...

Assisted Suicide Bill Gets Dianne Feinstein's Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) came out in support of California's End of Life Option Act on Tuesday in a letter written to the assisted suicid...

Dianne Feinstein Wants Hillary Clinton To 'Step Up' And Address Email Controversy

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

A top Senate Democrat who has urged Hillary Clinton to run for president said on Sunday that Clinton was hurting herself by not doing more to address ...

Dianne Feinstein: Netanyahu 'Arrogant' For Claiming To Speak For All Jews

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that it was "arrogant" for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to presume to speak for all Jews on ...

Exit Antonio: Will Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa, Now Out of the Senate Race, Run At Last for Governor?

William Bradley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement earlier this week that he will not run next year for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Barbara Boxer came as something of a surprise, at least at this early date.

Netanyahu Declines Invite To Meet With Senate Democrats

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during h...

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

Ali Watkins

Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats Prepare To Battle New GOP Chairman On CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee are gearing up to fight their new Republican chairman’s attempts to reclaim the panel...

Friday Talking Points -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country.

Ali Watkins

CIA Wasn't Wrong To Spy On Senate Torture Investigation, Review Board Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan approved his agency’s search of a walled-off computer network being used by the Sena...

Matt Ferner

Senators Rip Obama's 'Flexible' Interpretation Of International Drug Controls

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

Now that four states have legalized recreational marijuana, anti-pot Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), have teamed up t...

Petraeus Must Be Prosecuted

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's Justice Department has brought more than twice as many prosecutions for the crime of leaking confidential information to journalists as the combined total of all presidents back to Woodrow Wilson. Whether you agree with Obama's track record of such prosecutions, you'd have to admit that treating Petraeus differently would be indefensible hypocrisy and elitism.

Dianne Feinstein Urges Government Not To Seek David Petraeus Indictment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged the Department of Justice not to bring criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over his han...

Carly Schwartz

California's Leadership Headed For 'A Big Shakeup'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) announcement Thursday that she won't seek re-election when her term ends in 2016 will ignite a scramble among prominen...