| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:56 PM
DENVER -- The wild and crazy Democratic supermajority in Sacramento has proved more level-headed and a lot less crazy than some liberals hoped and conservatives feared when California voters gave them the run of the place.
The just-completed legislative...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:12 AM
BERLIN – Her necklace made more of a statement during a televised debate than she did, with beads the colors of the German flag. Even her supporters admit she’s no soaring orator. A giant campaign billboard features a close-up of her hands,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We get letters. OK ... emails, mostly. Some tweets. And, yes, still the occasional missive with an actual stamp, typically affixed with a lovely shade of bile that sears through the envelope.
Beginning today, we'll use this space to occasionally...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:58 PM
SACRAMENTO — Under new rules approved Thursday, the state hopes to help Californians determine whether political material they read online is a writer's own opinion or propaganda paid for by a campaign.
Campaigns will now have to report when...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:55 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two Taliban gunmen on a motorcycle issued a cheery morning greeting Wednesday to Amanullah Aman, head of the Independent Election Commission in Kunduz province, then opened fire and killed him, raising fears of protracted violence in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a ballot measure that would require the city of Los Angeles to set up its own health department, rather than continue contracting with the county as it has done for nearly 50 years....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Congressman John Lewis' wrists were restrained behind his back and he was escorted into a police car Tuesday, having been […]...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Devin Nunes was a low-profile Republican from California's Central Valley, perhaps best known for his battles with environmentalists over water, including once bringing a bowl of fish to a Capitol Hill hearing to argue that their...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:19 PM
There is red and there is red. As in fire engine-ruby-crimson-blood-cardinal red.
Politically speaking, Utah falls into the latter category.
It has been nearly half a century since the state voted Democratic in a presidential election. President Obama...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to place a measure on the ballot in June -- during the state's primary election -- that would create a separate public health department if passed.
The council vote consolidated the ballot initiative with...