In the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner to secure the Democratic nomination.
But in California, women are vanishing from the state's legislative ranks.
Political columnist Cathleen Decker explores how Democratic women are seeking to regain lost ground in the state.
"California in 2003 was fifth among states ranked by the percentage of its legislators who were women," according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. "But the state now finds itself mired in a surprising 20th place," Decker notes.
The term "anchor baby" has made its way into the 2016 presidential campaign.
Both Donald Trump and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have defended use of the term to describe children born in the U.S. to immigrants in the country illegally.
But Times columnist Robin Abcarian pushes back.
"In strictly Orwellian terms, the phrase describes a second-class kind of citizenship, one totally at odds with the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to any child born in the U.S.," writes Abcarian.
Kentucky Republicans gave the OK to Sen. Rand Paul to run for reelection to his Senate seat and for the GOP presidential nomination.
State law bars a candidate from running for two offices in one election. But Republicans voted Saturday to hold a party caucus separate from the traditional primary, allowing Paul to essentially sidestep the law.