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We've all heard the saw about California being hostile to industry. Here's an industry that indisputably has grounds for complaint: the gun industry. Finally, the Legislature is getting something right. According to many experts, California's firearms...
Tags: FBI, Politics, Laws, Darrell Steinberg, Personal Weapon Control
Who decides who will be killed by U.S. drone attacks? Protectors of civil liberties have expressed dissatisfaction with the present system of unreviewed presidential discretion, whether in the hands of George W. Bush or Barack Obama. Must an...
President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan, was about as cagey as they come last week at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Asked right off the bat by the committee chairwoman,...
In my Sunday column, I wrote that it’s past time for the Obama administration to subject its nomination of suspected terrorists for the “kill list” -- secret death warrants, to put it bluntly -- to some form of independent review, at...
Gil Duran, who served as press secretary for Gov. Jerry Brown since Brown returned to the governor's office in 2011, is leaving the administration to work for Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, Duran announced Tuesday. In an email Tuesday, Duran said he would...
Hollywood director David O. Russell took a meeting this week to talk about a movie. But the man in the room with him wasn't a studio executive or an actor hoping for a role — he was Vice President Joe Biden. Russell met Biden and spoke on the...
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Politics, Terrorism, Michael V. Hayden, John Brennan
WASHINGTON -- Is the position of God subject to the confirmation process? Does the Lord Almighty require the advice and consent of the Senate? These are no longer abstract questions. John Brennan may not be divine, but he plays God often as...
Thursday's confirmation hearings for John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, offer a rare opportunity for senators to press the architect of the administration's policy of targeted killings about its legal...
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
Tags: Carl Levin, Wars and Interventions, Politics, Al-Qaeda, Laws
LANSDOWNE, Va. -- Even as she acknowledged that passing a new assault weapons ban would be a challenge, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) called on Congress to consider the “boldest possible package” to reduce gun...
After several bitterly partisan battles on fiscal issues, bipartisanship seems to be breaking out on Capitol Hill in two other controversial areas: immigration reform and gun control. While it's too early to know if it will produce significant...
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