Dana Wilkie
dana.wilkie@copleydc.com

JANUARY 2008
Hunter keeps on, despite lacking funds, attention 1/3/08

DECEMBER 2007
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Real people, real gripes 12/3/07

NOVEMBER 2007
Va. airline employee rips Filner apology 11/29/07
Feinstein set to urge fire-safe building rules 11/27/07
Political correctness thrown into fray of 'dangerous city' report 11/26/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Calling, and calling on FEMA 11/19/07
Recreational boaters face environmental fees 1/19/07
Why aerial attack didn't get off ground as planned 11/3/07

OCTOBER 2007
Aerial response delays blamed on Santa Ana winds, bad timing 10/26/07
FEMA says it's better prepared 10/25/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  My friends George and James 10/8/07
Third Tijuana crossing talked up 10/3/07

SEPTEMBER 2007
Legislative earmarks continue to pop up 9/28/07
House's inquiry on Filner will wait until courts rule 9/20/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Stopping the primary madness
9/24/07

13 congressmen resist subpoenas in Wilkes case 9/13/07

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON |Going nuclear over Yucca Mountain 9/10/07
Experts fluent in candidates' nonverbal cues  9/3/07

AUGUST 2007
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON   Lessons at lunch 8/27/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Tough crowd 8/13/07
Evolving TSA rules keep fliers guessing 8/6/07

JULY 2007
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Double the obscurity 7/30/07
Duty has Marine in absentee campaign 7/22/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON More military muscle 7/16/07
Bajagua plan changes draw Filner's wrath 7/11/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON   Election day tracking 7/2/07


JUNE 2007
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  Making the tough harder 6/18/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON   The show goes on 6/4/07
Tunnel as tomb for radioactive waste hits wall 6/3/07

MAY 2007
Lam targeted well ahead of ouster, Goodling says 5/24/07
EPA officer can be 'a hero or a villain,' California AG says 5/23/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON Capitol Hill road rage 5/18/07
Gonzales pressured ill Ashcroft, ex-aide says 5/16/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  |  'Alligator pear' politics 5/7/2007
Issa's not shy about mixing it up 5/6/07

APRIL 2007 
'Abundance of riches' for the undecided 4/30/07
Top-tier candidates blow air kisses to San Diego 4/29/07
Democrats rev up 4/29/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Bigger pond, smaller splash 4/23/07
Attorney general gave order to review Lam's work after complaints 4/20/07
'Who are the fanatics now?' governor asks 4/12/07   

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
Point, click to pet projects 4/9/07
Candidates' new soapbox for 2008: social networking, video Web sites 4/9/07
Issa's Syria visit meets with Bush's disapproval 4/6/07

MARCH 2007
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON Lam was denied resources: Why? 3/26/07
Memos on Lam show conflicting views 3/21/07
Pressure builds over firing of attorneys 3/20/07
Lam's numbers bolster backers of her ouster 3/14/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Bob Filner's big chance 3/12/07
Ex-prosecutors felt political heat 3/7/07

FEBRUARY 2007
Schwarzenegger's 'post-partisan' plans surprise Feinstein 2/28/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON   Hunting for votes in S.C. 2/26/07
Schwarzenegger takes 'post-partisanship' national 2/26/07
Hunter not 1st House member to seek presidency 2/20/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON   Assessing risky business 2/12/07
President's message mixed on immigration 2/6/07

JANUARY 2007
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON   A kinder, gentler mayor 1/29/07
Sanders wants anti-terror funding made permanent 1/26/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  Who else but Hunter? 1/22/06
Hunter pressing to chop long odds of presidential run 1/15/07
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON Freebies take a holiday 1/8/07

DECEMBER 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  'Tis the season for giving 12/18/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON Sorry, wrong number 12/4/06

NOVEMBER 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON |What's a guy gotta do? 11/20/07
As Democrats take power, let the state's musical chairs begin 11/10/06
The House's new direction 11/9/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON/Counting our chickens 11/6/06
Vote fraud fears fewer, yet some back voter IDs 11/1/06

OCTOBER 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON;  Follow the dollars 10/23/06
Abortion-ban ballot draws nation's eyes 10/23/06
Ex-page from S.D. was warned about Foley 10/4/06

SEPTEMBER 2006
Port only gets slice of security funding 9/27/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON |Lonely guy, sleeping giant 9/25/06
House votes to disclose earmarks 9/15/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Boxer & co. find their villain 9/11/06
IRS outsourcing effort now under scrutiny 9/10/06

AUGUST 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  | Hunter's got a full plate 8/28/06
Feds now control Mount Soledad cross site 8/15/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  Cross backers cross signals 8/14/06
Senate approves transfer of cross 8/2/06

JULY 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON | Issa's Middle East shuttle 7/31/06
Hint to Mt. Soledad cross's fate lies in desert 7/27/06

House OKs plan to keep cross on Mount Soledad 7/20/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  |Someone to turn to 7/17/06
Letter from Washington by Dana Wilkie; THE VETERANS ADVOCATE 7/3/06

JUNE 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON Bilbray's kids toast MySpace 6/26/06
Bilbray not yet at home in House 6/25/06
Homeland insecurity grows 6/19/06
Bilbray completes return to Congress 6/14/06
Hunter high on gift list 6/5/06

MAY 2006
U.S. deal on cross is termed difficult 5/23/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  5/22/06
Bush uses a key issue to launch rebound 5/16/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  5/7/06
Watchdogs want to attach faces to House earmarks 5/3/06

APRIL 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  4/24/06

Park Service rules may be revised 4/18/06

MARCH 2006
Ex-lawmaker runs with backing of GOP establishment 3/31/06

U.S. to reconsider security funds for city 3/31/06
Núńez, in D.C., warns GOP over Latino-voter backlash 3/30/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 3/27/06
Sanders states San Diego's case at talks in Washington 3/24/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 3/13/06
Ex-congressman Bilbray burdened by lobbyist label
3/6/06

Congressional chorus takes ex-colleague to task
3/4/06


FEBRUARY 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 2/27/06
Former comrades angered by 'bribe menu' 2/22/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  2/13/06
Federal budget for California steers funds to border 2/7/06

JANUARY 2006
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 1/30/06
Health care, education programs brace for cuts 1/26/06
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  1/16/06

DECEMBER 2005
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 12/12/05
Lawmakers shed cash tied to two contractors 12/8/05

Election panel clears Issa in bankrolling of Davis recall drive 12/6/05

NOVEMBER 2005
More bad news for reeling GOP in Washington 11/29/05
Duke's two sides: a good ol' boy, yet childlike outbursts 11/29/05
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 11/28/05
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 11/14/05
Plan would split teeming court in two 11/14/05

OCTOBER 2005
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON  10/31/05
Tragedies jog GOP shift on stem cells 10/22/05
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 10/17/05
'Warm, fuzzy atheist' lobbies from D.C. foxhole 10/9/05

Letter from Washington 10/3/05

SEPTEMBER 2005
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON DANA WILKIE 9/19/05

AUGUST 2005
Letter from Washington 8/29/05

Kings of the road 8/21/05
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON DANA WILKIE

JULY 2005
Nuclear power poised for comeback
Transit bill OK'd after two years of delays
Letter from Washington
Education program faces ax

Spending their $1 million allowance


JUNE 2005
Fed probes could cripple Cunningham as fundraiser
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 
Debate grows over teaching of abstinence
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 

MAY 2005
Feinstein, Boxer hint at erosion of Senate civility
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 
Federal highway aid tie-ups delay cures for congestion
Hunter plan bars women from Army 'forward support'
House bill adds new twist to debate on Mount Soledad cross
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 

Mission repairs are test case for foes of funding

APRIL 2005
S.D. talk-show host, fans take immigration demands to D.C.
LETTERS FROM WASHINGTON 

Filner sides with ex-POWs in case against White House
Drugmaker wins in stock fraud lawsuit

Democrat's tax-cut nod is no mistake

MARCH 2005
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON
Planned bill targets improper shielding of records from public
After cancer, personal is political for GOP lawmaker

Tax aimed at wealthy expanding its reach
Protests dog governor in Washington

FEBRUARY 2005
Governor's trip to Washington is not all smooth
Little success expected in governor's quest for federal funds
Utah tribe may store spent nuclear rods
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 
Bush reversal: He plans to spend more on roads
Can a mission refuse to wed non-Catholics?


JANUARY 2005
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON 
Security tight in nation's capital
No harm, no foul? High court to decide
With Lewis' selection, Californians lead top House posts



DECEMBER 2004
Battle over intelligence bill could help or hinder Hunter
Missions to get repair funds

NOVEMBER 2004|
For years, man's 23 acres are nonexistent
Congressional gridlock stalls highway funds
Insurance industry misdeeds widening?
Challenges lie ahead in conciliation
11 states approve ban on gay unions
Two candidates' differences on environment are striking


OCTOBER 2004
A major rift on health care
Congested roads a hot, and overlooked, topic
Water deal for state approved by House
Truth be (not) told

SEPTEMBER 2004
Most voters already know their choice for president
$10 million in federal funds to fix up 21 missions nearer
Weapons ban demise likely; senator vows not to give up

AUGUST 2004
Campaigns walk tightrope remembering 9/11



JULY 2004
Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman endorses Kerry for president
Kerry 'a brother in arms'
Jesus, we learn, was a liberal
Youth in the eye of the beholder
The 2 public images of candidate Kerry
Reagan targets Bush's policy on stem cells

Civility was put to the test
Heinz Kerry's style in the spotlight has handlers nervous
Democrats seek to deliver message of faith, family values
Boston is security 'case study' for post 9-11 events
Use of dunes visitors fees to study flower widely criticized
Edwards a stark contrast in style to that of Cheney

JUNE 2004
S.D.-based hijacker called 'second-in-command'

Bush's policies hinder scientific work, critics say
Ex-San Diegan orchestrates elaborate funeral
Scientists turn from bioterror research

MAY 2004
Aussie war bride recalls duty as radio operator
Issa sets sights on reforms in government
Transit bill delay leaves firms in lurch
California wins some, loses some under Bush
Federal fire-prevention money to move faster, Feinstein says
Fire officials have continued concerns

APRIL 2004
Religion has growing role in election
Outdoors enthusiasts back away from Bush
Campaigns embrace Internet as essential, powerful medium
Funds to help GIs can be slow

MARCH 2004
State's GOP boss, Bush camp huddle
Effectiveness of assault-weapon bans still unclear
Programs facing the ax
Issa getting firsthand view of situation in Iraq
Study blaming Navy ships for asbestos deaths
Traffic worsens despite spending
Mission funding hits constitutional roadblock


FEBRUARY 2004
Latino political power far from realized
Gay-marriage debate buffeting U.S. politics
Bush can win in California, governor says
Twists, turns mark path to federal funds
Cleanup slated at toxic plant
Firefighters uneasy with Bush budget
Bush budget holds promise for California – and boost for governor


JANUARY 2004
Kerry no stranger to lobbyists' donations
Issa recounts Libyan visit with Gadhafi
Optimism with caution
Bush could aim for stars with speech

DECEMBER 2003
Shifts in VA funding goals upset researchers
Issa plan criticized for aiding SDG&E

NOVEMBER 2003
Compromise reached on plan to thin forests
Crumbling mission?
Missouri mowers beat California's clean air in Senate
Use of military planes to fight fires an issue
U.S. ban urged for ephedra products
Critics say forest thinning could raise fire risks
Repeal of export tax break could cost S.D. jobs

OCTOBER 2003
Get-to-know trip becomes fire-aid mission for Gov.-elect
Schwarzenegger cuts trip short, supports forest-thinning plans
Schwarzenegger in D.C. to ask financial assistance for state
Homeless first in line for vacant U.S. sites, but . . .
Immigration reform gains an unlikely ally in Congress: the GOP
Maria Shriver has her own star power
Will recall pay off for Issa's political ambitions?
Day of decision
'Drudge' work may be deciding factor in recall

SEPTEMBER 2003
Retired general to run for president
Whether U.S. Supreme Court will rule on recall is uncertain

Not all stars shine in office
Boxer to urge vote for Bustamante if Davis is recalled


AUGUST 2003
Bustamante endorsed by 3 major labor unions

JULY 2003
Transit systems hit a rocky road
FEC's ruling on donations could affect Issa
State Democrats discussing 'caretaker' in case of recall
Panel delays vote on issue similar to Issa's
Vote may weigh on Issa role in recall

JUNE 2003
Issa focuses on economy, not weapons
Racial preferences upheld
Only recalled governor faced plight similar to Davis'
Washington allocates less than promised to educate disabled
EPA studies chemical's dangers
New campaign rules bring into question Issa funding of recall


MAY 2003
Issa proposes deal to disarm Hezbollah guerrillas
Debate rekindled on assault-weapon ban
White House may put less value on seniors, disabled
Issa's bid to recall governor questioned

APRIL 2003
County asserts claim to trails
Issa aiding in Middle East diplomacy

Roll out the pork barrel is favorite tune in Congress
Class on sleeping a real eye opener
Issa wants survivors of fallen noncitizens to benefit
Decision on Kuhl may tell future for court
An art as ancient as war itself gets updated quickly

MARCH 2003
Blanket coverage, lots of holes
Highway agency's hard road
Divided court upholds state's 3-strikes law

FEBRUARY 2003
Davis pitches high-tech sector for wartime contracts
Anti-war movement has updated look: less fringe, more convention
Rohrabacher one of best-positioned to probe NASA on Columbia disaster
Warming signs are everywhere

Budget sends a mixed message to California

JANUARY 2003
Many surprised when Bush urged war on AIDS in Africa

Malpractice caps unfair, Chula Vista family says
Line blurs on 'faith-based' efforts

DECEMBER 2002
Ex-Union-Tribune editor explores his spiritual side
Crumbling missions await repairs, but help uncertain
Database of guns' unique firing marks gets new push
Hunter is poised to become leader of Armed Services

NOVEMBER 2002
Pelosi takes reins, vows even hand
Pelosi was raised for role as Congress' top woman



OCTOBER 2002
Bush administration works at cross purposes as it tries to help small business 
S.D. tribe's casino plan stalls bill
Sniper causes vast region to alter daily routines 
Parent centers await fate in federal budget
3-strikes law faces a test of fairness
Cunningham in tears during speech on Iraq

SEPTEMBER 2002
War support traces party lines
Veneman announces she has breast cancer
House reins hinge on voter mood
Transportation chief has had tough ride since 9/11 attacks

AUGUST 2002
Less-educated women gravitating toward GOP
Radiation waste list ordered released
'3 strikes' no deterrent to drug crimes, study shows
Boxer's wilderness bill spurs fire concerns
Company fined for not telling feds it used radioactive materials on ship



JULY 2002
$20 billion sits in nuclear dump fund, or does it?
Teen-age birthrate declines to lowest level ever recorded
Election-year anxieties play in Yucca vote
U.S. said to be wasting billions on transit
America is on alert for holiday terrorism

JUNE 2002
Offshore drilling negotiable, officials say
Bill aims to bar radioactive waste from regular dumps
Issa wants hybrid cars to have right to fast lane

Area biotech stymied by lack of law on radioactivity
Nuclear waste disposal rules bent

MAY 2002
Pay-as-you-go method of funding for federal highways is questioned
Politicians fight to win over Office Park Dads
Bush's status may not help GOP in races for Congress
Bush plan on welfare, marriage on rocks
Enron team knew early of dubious deals
Welfare reform 'not done,' activists say


APRIL 2002
Nuclear dump foes cite danger in hauling waste cross-country
Simon, Bush mend fences, talk about gubernatorial race
CalFed water plan caught in flood of conflicting interests
More ethanol may mean less money for roads


MARCH 2002
Wide rifts mark local delegation to Congress

Enron 'evidence' boxes hold used cups, chili bowls
Government scales back environmental protections
Petition claims Mexican government violated rape victim's abortion right


FEBRUARY 2002
Bush plan would cut funding for roads
U.S. freezes assets of those believed linked to drug cartel

JANUARY 2002
Educational facts of life work against California
Report recommends federal help for border cities
Past year shows cracks in nuclear plant security
Anti-anthrax sanitization fries mail to crispy mess, lawmakers discover

DECEMBER 2001
State's population jumps even with troubled economy
Recession, anthrax put spotlight on postal woes
Rep. Issa's heritage allows him access to Mideast diplomacy

NOVEMBER 2001
House-approved plan limits liability in nuclear accidents
Boxer, Feinstein, staffs coping in 'exile'
'Disaster relief' sometimes receives a broad definition
Distracted New Yorkers elect new mayor this week

OCTOBER 2001
First lady setting a serene example
Minority whip job big plus for state
Reagan National Airport to reopen on limited basis

Muslim leader criticizes arrests

SEPTEMBER 2001
Price of war could lead to increase in pacifism

Bomb scares keep capital edgy 
Trust us, Fox urges Congress
Fox springs a surprise on Bush
U.S., Mexico seek lower expectations for summit

No immigration deal on the table for Fox visit to U.S.

AUGUST 2001
S.F. Democrat vying for key position
Runway tolls urged to ease air crunch

Radioactive wastes slip through cracks
Cleanup costs stall plans for old bases

Off-limits list could be key to base closings
Panel votes to undo abortion gag rule
Red-light cameras debated

JULY 2001
Navy defends its credit-card record
Issa's eyes opened by Congress' complexity

Time may be now for delegation to stand united
Feinstein: Airlines should set drink limit
The new Boxer has pragmatic twist
Feinstein a battler for causes she deems right

JUNE 2001
Bush names L.A. judge to appeals court 
Electricity puts two mega-states at odds
Politics played a major role in ethanol decision
Feinstein looks into 'cancer clusters'

MAY 2001
Feinstein, Boxer could pick up posts if Jeffords bolts GOP
Nuclear waste plan lacks core
FERC chairman defends price-control order

APRIL 2001
Mineta sides with Bush on energy caps
State loses but S.D. gains in Bush budget proposal

U.S.-Mexico talks start with focus on immigration