Washington

Placer supes, staff jetting to D.C. for annual federal lobbying trip

Two Placer County supervisors and three top staffers are making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to huddle with Capitol officials next week on current and future federal funding a ...

Reader Input: Build speedy aqueduct pronto

Brief and to-the-point memo to Gov. Jerry Brown: How about a high-speed aqueduct down from the states of Washington and Oregon to California instead of the high-speed train? A real ...

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and ...

Local football recruits in search of an offer they can’t refuse

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories the Press Tribune plans to publish throughout the summer on the college recruiting process. In today’s Press Tri ...

Reader Input: US government shames in many ways

This letter is about Obamacare that all Americans are supposed to sign up on January 2014. Our government is requiring us to buy something that the majority of Americans do not w ...

Bikers pay tribute to veterans, fallen heroes on ride to remember

  That rumbling in the distance isn’t spring thunder – it’s the sound of scores of motorcycles revving their engines in anticipation of the 8th annual Na ...

Obama, top lawmakers to meet Friday on budget cuts

  WASHINGTON — The White House conceded Wednesday that efforts to avoid automatic budget cuts are unlikely to succeed before they kick in and is initiating new talks ...

Not solved yet: GOP wants more cliff spending cuts

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting ...

Bill to avert fiscal cliff heads to House

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Squarely in the spotlight, House Republicans were deciding their next move Tuesday after the Senate overwhelmingly approved compromise legislation n ...

When did USA get a king?

While reading a biography of Oliver Cromwell this past weekend, I was struck by one of the conflicts during the reign of Charles I. Some claimed the king had the right to make laws ...