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Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan is a Los Angeles Times politics writer. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered elections for mayor, governor and president, most recently the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.
Michael Avenatti is hit with $4.85-million judgment for unpaid debt as court orders eviction of his law firm

Michael Avenatti was hit with a $4.85-million personal judgment on Monday for failure to pay a debt to a former colleague, and an Orange County judge ordered the eviction of his longtime law firm from its Newport Beach office suite for failure to pay the rent.

Democrats and Republicans are spending more on TV ads than ever. One thing most have in common — they're avoiding Trump

Republican Reps. Mimi Walters of Laguna Beach and Steve Knight of Palmdale are both staunch allies of President Trump. But only Walters is getting trashed for it in Democratic attack ads.One spot shows a wall of shelves crowded with two brands of beer: Donald Trump (“a unique blend of malted nons...

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