August 5, 2009
BURBANK — Two American journalists made an emotional return to American soil at Bob Hope Airport Wednesday morning after former President Bill Clinton secured their freedom in a rescue mission to communist North Korea. Laura Ling and Euna Lee, journalists for former Vice President Al Gore’s San Francisco-based Current TV, sobbed as they stepped down from a chartered jet shortly after 6 a.m. to a swarm of international media broadcasting the images live across the world.
June 19, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Hodler on Wednesday to accept an appellate court decision to repeal Bush-era background checks for employees at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and instead develop a new security system “without trampling on the privacy of our best scientists and engineers.” JPL scientists and engineers won a legal victory June 4 in their fight against a Bush-era directive to submit to more intrusive background checks after the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a 2008 injunction against the practice.