About a week ago, Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., held a town hall meeting and was questioned about whether the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy created jobs for Americans.
In his guest column last Sunday ("Tea party to blame for credit downgrade"), Charlie Vignola blamed the country's credit rating downgrade on the tea parties, claiming that Obama offered a budget plan that would have solved the debt crisis, but that John Boehner, at the behest of the tea parties, turned it down, leading to the downgrade.
I am literally stunned by Taylor Jones' Aug. 21 political cartoon of Rick Perry.
Regarding the Aug. 21 political cartoon of Rick Perry:
Third Thursdays, ongoing
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A convicted murderer is innocent and wrongly imprisoned for the 1995 machete murder of Frederick Walker, according to a group devoted to re-opening cases of wrongful conviction.
The property manager of a controversial private sport complex in Newhall has until Sept. 21 to lower the court's fence from 10 feet to six feet to adhere to Santa Clarita city code.
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As temperatures rise in the Santa Clarita Valley, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles warns pet owners to not leave their loved ones unattended in cars.
Chloe (A4296408), a 5-year-old Maine Coon, is definitely a kitty well-deserving of a forever home. She has been patiently sitting at the shelter since mid-June - and we can't figure out why! Chloe is a very loving mellow gal in good health. She uses her litter box and gets along with other cats, and if you hadn't noticed, Chloe's gorgeous, too. If you're looking for a wonderful cat to add to your family, Chloe's your girl.
Working in direct partnership with the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles, I formed the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Juvenile Intervention Team, or J-Team, in July 2010.
Los Angeles County firefighters knocked down a 5-acre fire that threatened seven homes in Acton on Friday.
Establishing a personal relationship with your banker might have many benefits. For example, if your banker knows you and your financial needs and goals, he or she can advise you about new products or tools that might help you.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Dozens of gay couples married Saturday at courthouses in Milwaukee and Madison, taking advantage of what most believed would be a small window in which to get hitched before a judge's decision overturning the state's same-sex marriage ban was put on hold.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome's bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.
TEMPLETON, Calif. (AP) - A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff's office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse's bid to end racing's 36-year Triple Crown drought.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy has finally regained the jobs lost to the Great Recession. But go easy on the hallelujahs. The comeback is far from complete.
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) - A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly among them.
NEW YORK (AP) - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions to determine whether justice was served.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou (MY'-uh AN'-juh-loh) as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A publicist for comedian-actor Tracy Morgan says the "30 Rock" star remains in critical condition after a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday said Casey Kasem's daughter, not her stepmother, is in charge of the medical care for the 82-year-old radio personality, who remains in critical condition with an infected bedsore.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A federal appeals court revived on Friday a New York woman's lawsuit against a Southern California museum to return two 16th century paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A federal agency has agreed to restore temporary buffer zones for spraying several common agricultural pesticides along salmon streams in Oregon, California and Washington while it continues work on a permanent rule.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Same-sex couples began getting married in Wisconsin on Friday shortly after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban and despite confusion over the effect of the ruling.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt singled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning, Saugus graduate Tommy Milone pitched six strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.