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  • Californians would go further than Gov. Brown to cut prison crowding

    Californians would go further than Gov. Brown to cut prison crowding
    SACRAMENTO — Most California voters are willing to take more drastic steps than Gov. Jerry Brown favors to reduce prison crowding, including the early release of nonviolent offenders, but they don't want to sacrifice public safety to reduce the...
  • The voting rights disaster

     The voting rights disaster
    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • Majority of Americans want debt limit raised, poll finds

    Majority of Americans want debt limit raised, poll finds
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans want Congress to raise the nation's $16.7-trillion debt limit and would blame Republicans if it isn't, according to a poll released Wednesday. About 56% of respondents said it would be bad for the country if the...
  • Study finds downsides for off-year local elections

    Study finds downsides for off-year local elections
    Off-year municipal elections like those held this year in Los Angeles reduce overall voter turnout and appear to draw disproportionately small numbers of voters from minority groups, according to a study by the Greenlining Institute to be released Monday....
  • California Republicans: Little visible headway expanding voter base

    California Republicans: Little visible headway expanding voter base
    Six months after national Republicans issued a brutal self-assessment intended to cut their own path out of the wilderness, the limits of their progress were sharply apparent during the weekend state Republican convention. The report criticized...
  • The unsettled healthcare law

    The unsettled healthcare law
    Ever since Obamacare's stormy passage in early 2010, Democrats have been waiting anxiously for the program to go into effect and hoping that a dose of reality would calm the partisan battles over the health insurance plan. Once everything was up and...
  • Poll shows Garcetti gets high marks as 100th day as mayor nears

    Poll shows Garcetti gets high marks as 100th day as mayor nears
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti maintains a strong approval rating among city voters, but most said they hadn’t yet heard enough about him to form a distinct impression, according to a new Pat Brown Institute/Cal State L.A. poll. ¬† The nonpartisan...
  • Shutdown: Americans prefer zombies, hemorrhoids, IRS to Congress

    Shutdown: Americans prefer zombies, hemorrhoids, IRS to Congress
    At this point, the polls are pretty consistent: Americans are angry about the budget and shutdown shenanigans in Washington, but they’re angrier at Republicans than they are at Democrats. Which should tell you something about who is really to...
  • Obama news conference lays bare politics at center of shutdown

    Obama news conference lays bare politics at center of shutdown
    Much of President Obama’s press conference Tuesday was dedicated to pushing his case that¬† Republican recalcitrance has brought the nation to the brink of default amid a government shutdown. But in two asides he laid bare the reason the dispute...
  • North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law

    North Carolina's governor signs sweeping voter ID bill into law
    DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...
  • North Carolina faces ACLU, NAACP lawsuits over new voter ID law

    North Carolina faces ACLU, NAACP lawsuits over new voter ID law
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities. The suits were filed late Monday...