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Considering Henry Waxman: Despite Drawbacks, the Congressman and the Scene He Helped Create Had Massive Accomplishments

William Bradley | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Henry Waxman's decision to retire from Congress after 40 years service there marks the end of one of the great congressional careers, and the last of the "Watergate class" in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Hidden Gems in Our Favorite City: The Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Cathy Weiss | Posted 03.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Have you ever known someone who has that special spark that can help change her community? Sooky Goldman helped save the parklands of Franklin Canyon in Beverly Hills.

Christina Wilkie

Former House Members Now Eligible For Get-Rich-Quick Jobs, Proving Washington Is Totally Broken | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's new competition for the cushy lobbying jobs on Washington's infamous K Street. This week, nearly 250 former members of Congress ...

Zach Carter

Progressive Group Already Taking Stand Against Secretary Of State Rumor | Zach Carter | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive advocacy group Demand Progress is taking a stand against Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), amid rumors that he is being con...

The One-Two Punch That Defeated CA's Political Vets

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 01.12.2013 | Los Angeles

As Californians entered the voting booths, many likely believed they were in charge, pulling the levers of power with their ballots. But Tuesday's el...

L.A. Has a Dog in the Valley's Congressional Hunt

Rob Asghar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Rob Asghar

The race between Rep. Howard Berman and Rep. Brad Sherman for the newly configured 30th congressional district, in the San Fernando Valley, is a demonstration of raw human tribalism and our eager propensity to fight over most everything.

Howard Berman: A Standard of Leadership on the DREAM Act

Cesar Vargas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

Although it is easy for politicians or candidates to deliver talking points on the DREAM Act, it is more difficult to see real leadership on the issue. Rep. Howard Berman has provided not only comforting rhetoric, but also legislative leadership on the DREAM Act and immigration in general.

Dem Calls Opponent 'Too Angry' After Bizarre Grab

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

The campaign of Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) announced a new ad Wednesday showing footage of a recent incident where his primary rival, Rep. Brad She...

Berman's Chicago Fundraiser

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Down 13 points in the latest poll, Howard Berman is fighting for his political life against fellow Los Angeles-area Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.). S...

Matt Sledge

Two California Democrats Battle Over Campaign Loans | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- An election battle between two California Democrats is heating up once again with new accusations from the campaign of Rep. Howard Berman ...

John McCain, Lindsey Graham Endorse Democratic Rep.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif) picked up some surprising supporters in his race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman (Calif.): Repu...

Elise Foley

Deferred Action Applications To Cost $465, Won't Lead To Enforcement Proceedings | Elise Foley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young undocumented immigrants who apply for deferred action under a new Obama administration policy can be confident that the informatio...

Kathleen Miles

A Few Surprises In CA & LA Election Results | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles

The biggest news in California's presidential primary election Tuesday? That an initiative to impose a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes appears to have l...

Bipartisan Assault on Middle East Peace

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home
Stephen Zunes

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed a dangerous piece of legislation which would undermine the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The margin was an overwhelming 411-2, with eight abstentions.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

Betty White Makes Congressional Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Betty White is a fan of Rep. Howard Berman's (D-Calif.) "very nice blue eyes." The former "Golden Girl" praises them -- and Berman's animal-rights ...

Issa Gives Unusual Thumbs Up To Dem In Heated Battle

Los Angeles Times | Jean Merl | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Howard Berman, who is locked in a pitched reelection battle with fellow liberal Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman, likes to say he can work with Repub...

Who Iran Sanctions Really Affect

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Kia Makarechi

Experts say the current set of U.S. sanctions against Iran are creating great difficulties for Iranian-American citizens and residents who have relative or financial ties to their country of origin, and that many Iranian-Americans may be unknowingly violating the regulations.

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Cut More Funding For Women's Health | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that zeroes out U.S. aid to the United Nations Population Fund, a women and children'...

Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

Sarah Trister | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Sarah Trister

Howard Berman's bill is the first serious, comprehensive attempt at rewriting the foreign assistance act to make it appropriate for the 21st century.

Joshua Hersh

House Dem: Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing Was 'A Zoo' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee left for their weekend recess Friday still fuming over a two-day mark-up session that s...

Laura Bassett

House Committee Votes To Reinstate Abortion 'Gag Rule,' Could Cut AIDS Assistance To Poor Countries | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted on Thursday to reinstate an extreme version of the Global Gag Rule, which blocks all U.S. mone...

When Redistricting Is All In The Family

Roll Call | June 7, 2011 | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

For many current and former Members of Congress, redistricting is a family affair -- and House district boundaries run as thick as bloodlines....

Democrats Push Through Yet Another Anti-Palestinian Resolution

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Congress has correctly condemned violence by extremist Palestinian groups like Hamas, yet when the PA tries to advance their freedom through nonviolent means, the Democrats are just as quick to condemn them as well.

Rep. Berman: Mark Kirk Guilty Of 'Exaggeration' About Role In Iran Business Crackdown

Chicago Sun-Times | Tomahawk Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Did he do it again? Rep. Mark Kirk claims credit for being a driving force behind a bill signed into law this year that requires the president to c...