Congress

McClintock ahead in 4th District Congress election

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock was on his way Tuesday to a decisive victory over fellow Republican Art Moore, early results indicated. Moore, an upstart candidate with a military and bu ...

McClintock election challenge comes from within GOP ranks

A long-term office holder. A challenger from within the party ranks. And a loss in the general election. It’s a formula that veteran Bay Area Democratic Party Congressman Pe ...

Kris Johnson withdraws from Congressional race

Granite Bay resident Kris Johnson announced she was running to represent District 4 in Congress in late January, and on Tuesday she released a statement that she was withdrawing fr ...

Kris Johnson hopes to unseat McClintock in Congress

A businesswoman and long-time Granite Bay resident has announced her plans to run for U.S. Congress against Rep. Tom McClintock, who she calls a “career politician.” K ...

Shutdown closes offices, fed services in Auburn area

Shockwaves from the partial federal government shutdown were starting to reverberate through the Auburn-area foothills Tuesday. The U.S. Forest Service ranger office in Foresthill ...

Congress’ rating justified

  When I look at Congress’ 90 percent disapproval rating, I say “right on”. When I look at the individual members of Congress, I see many nice people with g ...

Detroit doesn’t deserve all of the blame in this crisis

Why is it you almost never hear the sales figures for Honda, Toyota and Nissan? They are down almost as much as the Big 3. Why don’t you hear about the financial aid being given ...

Congress should be paid by performance

How do you folks in government expect us poor taxpayers to have any confidence in your decision-making skills when we taxpayers continue to get screwed time after time due to gover ...

Who’ll step up and accept responsibility?

As I sit here watching the mortgage meltdown debacle unfold, my 401(k) drop in value and the federal government floundering around trying to figure out who to bail out next, I get ...