| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:35 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:27 AM
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,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 11:05 AM
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....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:07 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2011
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...