| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:51 AM
In my Sunday column, I complained that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) seems to have forgotten that one purpose of Congress, especially in an era of divided government, is to negotiate toward compromises without abandoning core principles....
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:44 PM
On Saturday morning, police stood by as news trucks clogged the Porter Ranch street in front of the home of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Safety Administration agent killed in Friday's shooting at LAX. Hernandez, 39, was the first TSA officer...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
A pedestrian who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle in Van Nuys is now in critical condition, authorities said.
Los Angeles firefighters were called to the 13800 block of Weddington Street at 10:10 a.m. Thursday in response to reports of a man...
| Oct 11, 2013
As your family grows, so do your expenses — but not necessarily your paycheck.
For many parents, the cost of bonding as a family can be a budget-buster. Taking a group of four to the movies on a Saturday afternoon can set you back $80, and that&...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and other facilities begin to reopen as the 16-day government shutdown ended. In Echo Park, firefighters rescue students with simulated injuries ...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics.
The more fundamental question, says Benjamin...
| Oct 22, 2013
Conservatives with long memories had to laugh at the recent New York Times front-page headline: "Fiscal Crisis Sounds the Charge in GOP's 'Civil War.'"
That diagnosis largely hangs on the judgment of 1970s New Right direct-mail impresario Richard...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Consider Alan Greenspan: He's the economist appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve in 1986 by Ronald Reagan, serving for 20 years and four presidents. Born in New York in 1926, Greenspan got a doctorate in economics and went to work on Wall Street...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:53 PM
WASHINGTON --– Even if his campaign staff may have considered replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Rodham Clinton on the ticket in 2012, President Obama would have “laughed [the idea] out of the room,” a White House spokesman said Friday....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Jerry Brown is now the longest-serving governor in California history. That doesn't put him up there with the greats. But it's starting to look like he could get close.
Brown also could stumble over some bullet-train tracks or be...