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WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a reasonable shot at avoiding the “sixth-year curse” that usually hits the president’s party in midterm elections, but they’re unlikely to recapture control of the House, according to an early...
Tags: Mitt Romney, Politics, Elections
L.A. NOWL.A. City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel took new fire for her handling of a special service at City Hall that dismissed parking tickets for special applicants....
L.A. NOWWith the television ad war in the Los Angeles mayor's race heating up, a pro-Wendy Greuel committee backed primarily by labor has purchased more than a half-million dollars of additional air time, according to city disclosure documents filed Friday....
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...
Tags: Politics, Gun Control, Contracts, Afghanistan, Barack Obama
NEW YORK -- To his family, Ed Koch was "Uncle Eddie." To New Yorkers, he was "hizzoner," the omnipresent three-term mayor who was remembered Monday as the man who lifted a grim city to glory but who always had time for his nieces, nephews, and a...
Tags: Ed Koch, Politics, David Dinkins, Andrew Cuomo, Heart Failure
WASHINGTON – After Barack Obama publicly took the oath of office for his second term on Monday, he strongly defended the ideology of his party as he urged Americans to accept compromise as a path toward solving the nation’s problems. “...
Hollywood director David O. Russell took a meeting this week to talk about a movie. But the man in the room with him wasn't a studio executive or an actor hoping for a role — he was Vice President Joe Biden. Russell met Biden and spoke on the...
When we were classmates at Ingraham High School in Seattle, Jay Inslee was quarterback of the football team and a key player on the state champion basketball squad. I was a fledgling cartoonist and editorial writer on the student newspaper. On Wednesday...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Cartoons, Ecosystems, Earth Day
WASHINGTON – A somber President Obama, launching a public campaign Wednesday for a package of gun-control measures that is likely to face very tough opposition in Congress, signaled that he was prepared to go over the heads of lawmakers to push...
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Obama's agreement to keep tax cuts...
Shortly after the 1988 presidential election, pollsters asked Democrats whom they favored to be their party's nominee in 1992. The strongest candidates were Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Gov. Mario M. Cuomo of New York. The governor of...
WASHINGTON — The first time Barack Obama ran, the euphoria that attended his election captivated Kamilah Aquil. Then came his presidency, a bracing reality check. Hope faded. Not enough changed. But for Aquil, that doesn't make Obama a...
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