| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Thursday is the second of three days of a union-organizing vote at Volkswagen’s Tennessee auto assembly plant, and it’s being tracked like a congressional special election. Is it a bellwether for the state of modern labor? Or is it a one-off...
| Feb 11, 2014
Of course it's too early to talk about 2016. Now that we've gotten that out of the way....
The most interesting dynamic so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans — and vice versa.
Since 1940, with the arguable exception of Barry...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The call-and-response to California Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday flipped traditional party roles on their heads. Look for more of it in 2014.
The Democratic governor spoke of fiscal discipline and, with a flourish,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s sixth speech on the state of the union will spotlight many issues, but more than anything may illuminate the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them.
The president made the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Former Los Angeles city controller and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel said Thursday that she plans to run for the Congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.
“When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that someone...
| Feb 2, 2014
Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes.
Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The ragin' Cajun is back.
A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday.
“James’ successful and...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Kobe Bryant will join former President Clinton on Jan. 13, leading a panel on kids and sports in La Quinta.
According to the Associated Press, Bryant will be part of a roundtable discussion at the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Conference.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:01 AM
If he weren’t the nation’s oldest governor, a ripe 75, Jerry Brown would automatically be counted among serious Democratic candidates for president in 2016.
He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country&...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Let’s not romanticize Jerry Brown’s three tries for the presidency, even as he leaves the door open for a fourth.
He lost, badly, in 1976, 1980 and 1992. In the last one, particularly, he looked on occasion like an ingrate. (That requisite...