| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
When a federal district judge in Michigan ruled recently that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution, the New York Times noted that the judge, Bernard A. Friedman, had been appointed by President Reagan. That detail wasn&...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:43 PM
SACRAMENTO — A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department.
Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief...
| Mar 9, 2014
When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In the span of a few weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself the target of insinuations about her husband’s liaison with a White House intern and has watched her private confidences as first lady spill into public view after a conservative...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In the wake of a federal judge striking down Texas' gay marriage ban and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoing an anti-gay bill, I feel compelled to confess something uncomfortable: I was totally wrong about gay marriage.
I never opposed gay marriage on...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business...