| 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 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 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Former City Controller Wendy Greuel said Thursday that she has decided not to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, dynamically shifting the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
“I just decided it’s not the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The number of Americans declaring independence from the two big political parties keeps going up: Or does it?
The idea that more and more Americans see themselves as political independents has gained currency in recent years. Backers of potential...
| Jan 5, 2014
The sixth year of a two-term presidency is rarely kind.
The public's initial romance with the president has faded. The brief momentum he thought he earned by winning reelection has faded too. The White House doesn't set the agenda any more; events are...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Many former politicians, like Bill Clinton, can't help but pontificate on current events when they make appearances on late night TV. But not George W. Bush. The 43rd president of the United States stuck mostly to his painting career when he appeared on...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has a new year’s resolution for the Communist Party: Be more charming.
In a nation where senior leaders have long seemed distant and remote, revealing few personal details, interacting minimally with...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:39 PM
If there is sustenance for President Obama as his popularity plummets, it could be seen twice over the last 24 hours.
On Tuesday night, former President George W. Bush, whose name was so toxic that it barely came up in the 2012 presidential campaign,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| 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 19, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Young Patrick Reed regained consciousness just in time to make Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta interesting.
He had described his first three rounds of 63-63-63 as similar to "being in a putting coma." The...