James Neal, Watergate Prosecutor, Dies At 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America’s greatest trial lawyers often became fixed in a steely gaze. The attorney who regularly grabbed national headlines – whether prosecuting Jimmy Hoffa or key Watergate figures, or […]

Forest Service Has No Flood Emergency Plan, Notification System

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The U.S. Forest Service acknowledges in a new report that the agency had no warning plan in place the night 20 people died in a flash flood in southwestern Arkansas. The Forest Service released the report Friday about the deadly June flood. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Forest Service will […]

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [144] — Midterm Home Stretch

I’m going to (mostly) resist the urge to take advantage of this column’s volume number in order to write a really gross column. Numerically, and inventory-wise, a “gross” is (of course) one dozen dozen. Twelve squared. But to dwell on this cheap pun would be unseemly, even though there’s plenty of “gross” material out there […]

Bill Clinton Races To Help Democrats, Treading Where Obama Won’t

WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton, out of the Oval Office for nearly a decade and once considered a political liability, is campaigning for Democratic candidates at a pace no one can match, drawing big crowds and going to states that President Barack Obama avoids. If the Republican wave on Nov. 2 ends up a bit weaker […]

Karen Bass: Speaker Emeritus Bass: Remembering a Friend and Colleague

Assembly Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Senator Jenny Oropeza: “At today’s rally with the President there was a notable absence–Senator Jenny Oropeza, who should have been there sharing her typical passion, energy and good humor. Jenny was a friend and colleague. A woman who believed […]