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  • Does GOP take Palin and Trump seriously?

    DES MOINES, Iowa They are the sideshows of the Republican presidential campaign. While Republicans such as Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul craft broad visions for governing and do the work that could set up a real presidential campaign, Sarah Palin...
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says she's no Eric Holder

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says she's no Eric Holder
    In her confirmation hearing Wednesday, would-be attorney general Loretta Lynch managed to subtly distance herself on the issue of immigration from controversial current Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., while still backing her boss, the president. As the...
  • Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

    Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK
    For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible for legal protections under a measure that won initial approval Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to move ahead with...
  • Los Angeles Times Michael Hiltzik column

    Several aspects of public opinion on the Affordable Care Act have remained unchanging virtually since its inception: most people don't know what it does or how it affects them personally, but when asked about it in the most general terms they say they'...
  • The Lynch hearing: Questions, politics and an unflappable witness

    WASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch continues with witnesses Thursday. No need to wait for the wrap-up, though; here are five takeaways from the hearing's crucial first day....
  • Jets' hiring of brother of judge in New Jersey sports betting suit won't affect case for now

    The New York Jets have hired the brother of a federal judge who has ruled on New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting, but that won't affect the case for now. State Sen. Ray Lesniak and Monmouth Park Racetrack attorney Dennis Drazin, both strong...
  • Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget

    Scott proposes nearly $77 billion state budget
    TALLAHASSEE — Flush with a significant budget surplus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday called on legislators to slash taxes, boost spending on schools, while also spending more on the state's troubled prisons system. Many of the key...
  • GOP must appeal to presidential voters

    Assuming Hillary Clinton runs in 2016, the Republicans need to come up with a candidate who has the best chance against her. Considering the other potential nominees, it may be that Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney offer the best opportunity for that. Since...
  • Lynch hearing gives senators chance to vent

    WASHINGTON The hot lights of an attorney general nomination hearing gave Republicans a chance to unload on the White House in front of the TV cameras Wednesday on grievances ranging from immigration to marijuana policy. The questions for nominee...
  • State supreme court to hear Broward District 2 election case

    State supreme court to hear Broward District 2 election case
    The long, tortured election for Broward County Commission District 2 isn't really over, even though a commissioner finally was seated earlier this month. The litigation roils on, and the Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear it. The state Supreme...
  • Maker of drone that crashed on White House grounds to stop flights over D.C.

    The manufacturer of the drone that crashed on the White House grounds earlier this week plans to install software in its devices that would prevent them from flying in Washington. DJI, the China-based company that manufactures the quad-copter found at...