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Special to the Los Angeles TimesThis laid-back beach town 12 miles northeast of Honolulu on windward Oahu has no hotels — which is just fine with the locals — but it can boast of being home to what some call the "winter White House." Kailua hosted the vacationing Obamas in...
Opinion L.A.Kansas wasn't that populous a state in the 1950s and '60s -– a couple of million people, smaller than Orange County -- so I wonder whether Marilyn Davenport ever ran into some of her fellow Kansans: Wichita folks by the......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe candidate was at a loss for words Tuesday, which in this campaign is a rare occurrence. Standing in a packed gym in wind-swept Midwest oil country, Barack Obama was trying to explain how he and the 72-year-old white woman in the audience, with her...
The 42 men who've been president of the United States share many characteristics besides membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs. That means, looking at them as a group, we can extract an "average president." The data can't predict who'll...
With a nod to Theodore Roosevelt, President Obama positioned himself as the champion of the middle class while blasting the "you're-on-your-own economics" of the modern Republican Party, a message likely to form the basis of his reelection effort. The...
Tags: Mike Pompeo, Tim Huelskamp, John McCain, White House, Elections
The Swampby Peter Nicholas President Obama suggested at a town hall event Wednesday night that one way to shave medical costs is to stop expensive and ultimately futile procedures performed on people who are about to die and don't stand to......
Tribune correspondentsThe life stories, when the presidential candidate tells them, have a common theme: the quest to belong. A boy wants to find his place in a family where he is visibly different: chubby where others are thin, dark where others are light. A youth living in...
Tribune correspondentSen. Barack Obama's grandmother, the woman he called "Toot" and who helped raised him, died just before the presidential election in her apartment in Honolulu. Aides said Obama was in his hotel room Monday morning in Jacksonville, Fla., doing brief...
Barack Obama, briefly a grandson instead of a candidate, spent some quiet family time Friday with the ailing woman who helped raise him while a clutch of reporters, guards and gawkers waited outside her apartment building in Honolulu. The Democratic...
Tags: Television, John McCain, Democratic Party, Government, Elections
Tribune correspondentCHARLOTTE, N.C. — During his final full day on the presidential campaign trail, Barack Obama's will was tested Monday by the death of his grandmother, someone who desperately wanted to see the election's outcome. Her passing as he was on the...
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