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  • Is Occupy Wall Street a tea party for Democrats?

    Is Occupy Wall Street a tea party for Democrats?
    As protests aimed at shaming Wall Street continued near New York's financial heart, they raised a tantalizing prospect for beleaguered liberals: Their side may, unexpectedly, be witnessing the redefinition of a coming election year that was supposed to be...
  • Occupy Wall Street wins over union backing, more protesters

    Occupy Wall Street wins over union backing, more protesters
    In a sign that it is shifting from a loose-knit fringe group to a bloc that could draw in mainstream America, the movement called Occupy Wall Street brought thousands of people to the streets of New York on Wednesday after major labor unions gave their...
  • Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed until after 2012 election

    Keystone XL pipeline decision delayed until after 2012 election
    The Obama administration put off until after the 2012 election a politically charged decision on whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, easing one problem for President Obama but opening another with the missed opportunity to boost...
  • 'Super PACs' report donors for 2011

    'Super PACs' report donors for 2011
    The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011. Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
  • Unions join to organize carwash workers

    Two of the nation's largest unions formally announced a campaign to organize Southern California's 18,000 carwash workers and offered consumers recommendations on how to avoid carwashes that violate minimum wage laws. "We will do whatever it takes to...
  • Local measures

    Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, Measure V: What it would do: Allow officials to borrow $46.2 million in construction bonds to build classrooms, a gymnasium and a media center, among other projects Who supports it: Citizens in Support of...
  • U.S. Labor Department adopts tougher financial disclosure rules for unions

    The federal government has adopted new financial disclosure rules for labor organizations that officials say would help expose the sort of corruption allegedly found in the largest California chapter of the Service Employees International Union. The U.S....
  • Union trusts must provide financial data

    Labor union trusts that provide a variety of benefits for workers must disclose detailed financial information under new federal rules designed to root out corruption, officials said Monday. In announcing the requirement, the U.S. Labor Department...
  • Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?

    Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa handily won his reelection bid. Whether he secured the type of bounce needed to catapult him into a 2010 race for governor is another matter entirely. With nine little-known challengers running against him,...
  • Los Angeles delegation to Israel

    From the mayor's office: Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa; Daniel Grunfeld, deputy chief of staff of policy; Nancy Sutley, deputy mayor for energy and environment; Dario Gomez, director of international trade; Celine Cordero, associate director of the Office...
  • Ron Carey dies at 72; Teamsters president ousted amid financial scandal

    Ron Carey, a former president of the Teamsters who pledged to rid the union of mob corruption but was later forced from leadership in a financial scandal, has died. He was 72. Carey died Thursday at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens of...