| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:30 PM
The leader of the nation's largest labor federation denounced several top American corporations and the U.S. Supreme Court for contributing to the erosion of the middle class.
In a fiery speech to thousands of union members at the AFL-CIO convention...
| Sep 25, 2013
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:16 AM
A book can’t rescue the American middle class. But a lot of politicians who say they want to rescue the American middle class are writing books about their travails and their vision — all timed to come out as the 2016 presidential election...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away.
But you'd be hard-pressed...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Students taking out government loans to help pay for college should pay the same rock-bottom interest rate that the Federal Reserve charges big banks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed Wednesday.
With the interest rate on federal...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Will the candidates for L.A. mayor sign the People’s Pledge? Eric Garcetti would like to know if opponent Wendy Greuel would agree to a pledge that he said would reduce the influence of special interests in the campaign....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:04 AM
L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti’s call for a “People’s Pledge”—to limit spending by outside groups in the L.A. mayor’s race—hails from Massachusetts, where a similar pact got mixed reviews from the Boston...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:13 AM
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:50 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress.
The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:27 AM
It's halftime in America, as Clint Eastwood once said.
Halftime, that is, for that part of America that's glued to the television set (or, now, the smartphone screen) whenever political conventions are underway.
The Republicans have fled steamy Tampa,...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.
Still, you can expect to hear Democrats focusing on some of the issues...