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  • Sarah Palin's ties to Alaskan Independence Party are played down

    Tonight, Sarah Palin will be nominated as the Republican Party's choice for vice president of the United States. But back home, she has cheered the work of a tiny party that long has pushed for a statewide vote on whether Alaska should secede from...
  • In campaigns, as in basketball, the refs get worked

    Phil Jackson huffed along the sidelines and unleashed a post-game rant: His Lakers were manhandled, but the Celtics got all the calls. Basketball is not a bad primer, it turns out, on how our political ballclubs carry on. Team McCain has been...
  • Time to make candidates answer on Iraq

    If you go to the Republican National Committee's website, you can watch the clock labeled "Days Since Barack Obama Visited Iraq." Tick, tick, tick. Nearly 900 days and counting. Over at moveon.org, a young mother in a 30-second ad looks into the camera...
  • Pre-Fourth campaign news: lots of fireworks, little meat

    My colleagues at Yahoo News and the Associated Press bring you this blockbuster in time for the holiday weekend: Americans would rather have Barack Obama than John McCain at their summer cookout. Yes, an online sample of 1,759 adults crowned Obama the...
  • 'Game Change' by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

    'Game Change' by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
    Nearly 50 years ago, the political journalist and historian Theodore H. White was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his insider's account of John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, "The Making of the President 1960." His success with that and subsequent...
  • 'Staying True' by Jenny Sanford

    'Staying True' by Jenny Sanford
    I believe it was my mother who first admonished me never to presume that "you know what really goes on in another person's marriage." Well, Mom, meet the Sanfords of South Carolina, whose odd and tumultuous union is now an open book, thanks to "Staying...
  • Duncan Hunter's toughest fight yet

    Duncan Hunter's toughest fight yet
    Duncan Hunter had already spent an hour serving scrambled eggs at a Rotary Club pancake breakfast and walked a mile in the nearby Amherst Fourth of July parade, and was now more than halfway through another parade in this old farm town on the west bank of...
  • Democrats spar over race and legacies

    Democrats spar over race and legacies
    Racial politics, complaints and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy dominated discourse in the Democratic presidential contest Sunday as Nevada caucus winner Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama sought to shore up their bases for the South...
  • Weiss' style an issue in race for city attorney

    Weiss' style an issue in race for city attorney
    When four of the candidates running for Los Angeles city attorney recently debated on the home turf of their chief opponent, City Councilman Jack Weiss, there was no question about whom they were targeting -- or the level of animosity that simmers among...
  • Times' Paul Pringle wins George Polk Award for SEIU stories

    Times' Paul Pringle wins George Polk Award for SEIU stories
    Los Angeles Times staff writer Paul Pringle has won a George Polk Award for investigative stories that "revealed potential corruption" in California's largest union local, it was announced today. In August, Pringle reported that a Los Angeles local of...
  • Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...