| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86.
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...
| Jul 15, 2012
Willis Edwards, a civil rights and political activist in Los Angeles' African American community and the former leader of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP who was a controversial force behind its entertainment industry Image Awards, has...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Catherine O'Neill, a social worker turned political activist and advocate for refugee women who co-founded the watchdog group now called the Women's Refugee Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 70.
| Mar 13, 2013
President Obama took a posse of Republican senators to dinner last week, and this week he's giving Congress the unusual courtesy of no fewer than four presidential visits to Capitol Hill.
Can a flurry of presidential schmoozing change Washington from...
| Nov 21, 2012
Grover Norquist is losing his grip.
It once seemed as if Washington's most powerful anti-tax crusader had the Republican Party firmly in hand. Signing Norquist's public pledge not to raise taxes was almost mandatory in GOP politics. Nine of the 10...
| Apr 7, 2013
Almost four years ago, long before the 2012 presidential campaign heated up, CNN took a poll to learn who Republicans might choose as their party's next nominee. There were two clear front-runners: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov....
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Medical marijuana dispensaries: L.A. city officials say they will not enforce a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries that was due to go into effect Thursday, but they continued to contend that dispensaries are illegal....
| Sep 5, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Rep. Howard Berman has found some help among Washington insider organizations in his election battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman....
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman are taking their campaigns to cable TV viewers. The two Democrats are fighting for the same San Fernando Valley seat in the Nov. 6 general election....
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:22 PM
The author of Proposition 8 is vowing to continue his fight for an Assembly seat in the Sacramento suburbs, despite an earlier pledge to drop out if he failed to finish first in the June primary. Andy Pugno, who drafted......