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  • Obama: Fighting for a better perception of healthcare law

    Obama: Fighting for a better perception of healthcare law
    The success or failure of the sweeping federal healthcare law will be measured over months and years by Americans whose lives are affected, for better or worse, by its impact.  But before that reality is felt, there is the public’s perception,...
  • Special elections: They mostly just waste money

    Special elections: They mostly just waste money
    There was a special election in Los Angeles County last week. Didn't know? Didn't vote? Didn't care? Well, you're in the majority. Less than 9% of registered voters in the 54th Assembly District bothered to show up at the polls or mail in ballots....
  • From mountain guide to president: Georgia elects new leader

    From mountain guide to president: Georgia elects new leader
    TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgi Margvelashvili, a onetime mountain guide who forged a reputation in politics as a moderate voice of reason, won the presidential election in Georgia on Sunday with backing from the prime minister's ruling coalition. By late...
  • Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says

    Californians' negative view of organized labor grows, Field Poll says
    Californians' view of organized labor has soured over the past two and a half years: 45% of those surveyed in a poll released Friday said unions do more harm than good, up from 35% in a March 2011 reading.  The results of the independent Field Poll...
  • Outsiders taking initiative on food labeling in Washington state

    Outsiders taking initiative on food labeling in Washington state
    SEATTLE — A year after Proposition 37 narrowly failed in California, the labeling of genetically engineered foods is back on the ballot in Washington state, complete with a lawsuit by the state attorney general, a barrage of ads and a stark...
  • In California and Washington, scandal spreads, government stumbles on

    In California and Washington, scandal spreads, government stumbles on
    A little tour of political news: In Los Angeles, a former aide to City Councilman Jose Huizar filed a lawsuit alleging that he had harassed and punished her when she refused to provide sexual favors. (Not true, the married councilman said; it was a...
  • A plague on both your parties

     A plague on both your parties
    Only two weeks ago, President Obama looked like a man on the rise. He and his party had successfully stared down Republicans in a 16-day government shutdown. Voters were angrier at the GOP than any time since, well, the last government shutdown. A...
  • Tuesday's election one of many attempts to raise minimum wage

    Tuesday's election one of many attempts to raise minimum wage
    Voters in tiny SeaTac might be drawing the most attention when they go to polls Tuesday to vote on raising the minimum wage for airport and hotel workers to $15 an hour. But SeaTac isn't the only localized battle where advocates are trying to gather...
  • New Jersey voters expected to show strong support for Christie

    New Jersey voters expected to show strong support for Christie
    HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Voters were heading to the polls in New Jersey on Tuesday, where incumbent Gov.  Chris Christie  is expected to win in a landslide victory, an outcome some see as a step toward a presidential campaign in 2016. A poll released this...
  • Policing, taxes at issue as New Yorkers choose a new mayor

    NEW YORK -- New York City’s mayoral campaign drew to a close Tuesday as voters began choosing between two main candidates who portrayed themselves as far different from outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but who each offered starkly opposing views on...
  • Bill de Blasio wins New York mayoral election

    Bill de Blasio wins New York mayoral election
    NEW YORK – With violent crime at historic lows but rents and homelessness at record highs, New Yorkers elected Democrat Bill de Blasio as their next mayor Tuesday after embracing his vow to bridge the gap between rich and poor and to end police...