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  • Mervyn Dymally dies at 86; former lieutenant governor, congressman and legislator

    Mervyn Dymally dies at 86; former lieutenant governor, congressman and legislator
    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. Dymally, who...
  • Arlen Specter dies at 82; longtime senator was a political maverick

    Arlen Specter dies at 82; longtime senator was a political maverick
    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...
  • Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist

    Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist
    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...
  • Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate

    Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate
    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. Her death...
  • McManus: Sadder but wiser pols

     McManus: Sadder but wiser pols
    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...
  • McManus: Grover Norquist the has-been

    McManus: Grover Norquist the has-been
    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...
  • McManus: Let's talk GOP and fantasy politics

    McManus: Let's talk GOP and fantasy politics
    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....
  • For now, city of L.A. won't enforce ban on marijuana dispensaries

     
    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....
  • Berman draws on D.C. insiders to boost self, slam rival Sherman

     
    Rep. Howard Berman has found some help among Washington insider organizations in his election battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman....
  • Berman, Sherman taking campaigns to TV

     
    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....
  • Proposition 8 author vows to fight for Assembly seat

     
    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......