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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersFar from center stage, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spent the first day of the Democratic National Convention straining to speak over clattering dishes as he addressed a breakfast meeting Monday of the Florida delegation. On the second day,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersLike seven candidates before him, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd made the pilgrimage to Google on Monday in what has become a rite of passage in this presidential campaign. But the longtime Connecticut senator and long-shot presidential candidate brought...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Family, Iraq, Political Candidates
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersJohn Kerry, the Democratic Party's 2004 standard-bearer, endorsed Barack Obama for president today, dashing the hopes of onetime running mate John Edwards and delivering a blow to his other Senate colleague, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Meanwhile, New...
Times Staff WriterEMMETSBURG, IOWA -- Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., in a dark suit whose jacket he will soon shed, steps out of a dark SUV about an hour and a half late for a house party at Jack and Kay Kibbie's place. Jack Kibbie is a corn and soybean farmer, but more to...
Tags: Politics, Elections, England, United Nations, Family
When President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as his pick for commerce secretary this month, his former Democratic rival appeared beside him, cleanshaven -- another devastating blow to facial hair in the long-running battle of...
Tags: Elections, William Howard Taft, Tom Hanks, Primaries, Government
BLOG | SCHEDULE | PHOTOS/VIDEO | SPEECHES | POLITICS A-Z | RSS TELEVISION COVERAGE: The network channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) will offer nightly prime-time coverage of the convention from 7 to 8 p.m. The cable news channels (MSNBC, CNN,...
Times Staff WriterSANTA FE, N.M. -- On the afternoon of the 58th day of New Mexico's 60-day legislative session, Gov. Bill Richardson reclined on the green leather couch in his office, rubbed his eyes and growled to the cluster of staffers surrounding him: "What can I...
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, once considered the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has fallen to third place in a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll, and is running behind Fred Thompson, an actor and former senator who has...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore he endorsed Barack Obama, before he drew the wrath of the Clintons and was likened to Judas, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson nearly endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. But Richardson hesitated, and as the Democratic campaign turned...
Tags: Politics, Super Bowl, Elections, Bill Clinton, Trade Dispute
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — For front-runners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, Florida looked to be a major battleground in the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. With its big, sprawling population, the state was a natural for high-profile candidates...
As the Los Angeles Times editorial board wraps up its series on American Values in the 2008 presidential campaign, we've asked readers for their own endorsements and ideas on the campaign. The readers' response, ranging from calls for experience and...
Now that Barack Obama has filled all of the seats at (and near) his Cabinet table, one thing is clear: The candidate who campaigned on a platform of change attaches equal importance to competence. Seldom has a presidential Cabinet included so many...
Tags: Politics, Bill Clinton, U.S. Cabinet, Robert Gates, Ken Salazar
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