| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
It's only fitting that Kerry Washington reacted to her lead actress Emmy nomination for her role in the buzzed-about drama "Scandal" on Twitter. The show, after all, became a sensation because of social media.
Washington's nomination took on historic...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...
| Sep 11, 2013
On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails.
But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch.
"I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...
| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:12 PM
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters now carries the name of former President Clinton, who acknowledged Wednesday that the honor could have gone instead to his vice president, Al Gore, who is perhaps...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Anybody with half a brain should have known it was wrong to put an Obama mask on the face of a rodeo clown Saturday at the Missouri State Fair.
It was wrong for the announcer, a local school superintendent, to rile up the crowd by saying, “We&...
| Apr 8, 2013
Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
| Mar 20, 2013
It's never too early to start thinking about the next presidential race — especially if you're a political party that has managed to lose the popular vote in five of the last six elections, as the Republican Party has.
Hence the remarkable...
| Jun 9, 2013
The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
| Jul 3, 2013
He cut his teeth in the Clinton White House and on California issues: the campaign to save Ahmanson Ranch, the fight for an oil extraction tax and funding for stem cell research. He raised money to elect Barack Obama. And then came Proposition 8. Chad...