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  • Skelton: Proposition 39 fixes lawmakers' tax mistake

     
    This No vember, Californians have a chance to rectify a bad decision made by lawmakers in 2009, George Skelton writes in his Thursday column. The lawmakers, along with then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, "included a tax incentive for out-of-state...
  • Villaraigosa speech focuses on transit issues, not L.A. budget woes

     
    Even as city workers protested proposed layoffs outside of his speech, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa avoided talk of layoffs during his annual State of the City address Wednesday, choosing instead to cheerlead a proposed ballot measure that he said...
  • Between conventions, both sides still looking for a breakout moment

    Between conventions, both sides still looking for a breakout moment
    It's halftime in America, as Clint Eastwood once said. Halftime, that is, for that part of America that's glued to the television set (or, now, the smartphone screen) whenever political conventions are underway. The Republicans have fled steamy Tampa,...
  • Democratic Convention hosts Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and more

    Democratic Convention hosts Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and more
    Clint Eastwood's soliloquy about unoccupied furniture  has been the most entertaining spectacle to emerge from this year's party conventions so far,   although the Democratic Party will make its own go of it with a big roster of pop musicians this week....
  • Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama

    Indian tribes, with more clout and money, find an ally in Obama
    WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...
  • In reforming schools, quality of teaching often overlooked

    In reforming schools, quality of teaching often overlooked
    Sitting in the library during a break, two veteran teachers at Edwin Markham Middle School rattled off the names of principals who had been sent to fix the chronically low-performing school in Watts. There was Kimbell, Miller, Norris and Borges. Then...
  • Team Obama lays out electoral map strategy

    Team Obama lays out electoral map strategy
    The mood in camp Obama is picking up these days, with the president’s poll numbers inching northward and Republicans mired in what could turn out to be a prolonged, expensive battle for the GOP nomination. When Obama campaign officials look at a...
  • North Carolina governor decides against reelection bid

    North Carolina governor decides against reelection bid
    In a surprise move, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday afternoon that she will not seek a second term this November. The Democrat said in a statement that she decided against a reelection bid so she could avoid further politicizing her...
  • Villaraigosa will chair Democratic National Convention

    Villaraigosa will chair Democratic National Convention
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been selected chairman of this summer's Democratic National Convention, elevating his role as a surrogate in the Latino community and raising his national profile at a time Villaraigosa considers his political...
  • Obama goes local to sell deficit message

    Obama goes local to sell deficit message
    President Obama takes his budget message on the road this week, with town hall meetings in Virginia, Nevada and California this week. But first he's reaching out to voters in a set of likely 2012 swing states by again inviting local television...
  • PASSINGS: John Wood, Charles L. Gittens

    PASSINGS: John Wood, Charles L. Gittens
    John Wood Award-winning British actor John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced. Best known for his...