| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:08 PM
There were three more firings this week of Rell-administration political appointees -- both high-level and low -- who landed on the permanent state civil-service payroll during the waning months of Republican M. Jodi Rell's governorship. Officials in...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Frustrated by the appallingly low turnout in local elections, the nonprofit Southwest Voter Registration Education Project is planning a cash lottery — or voteria — to get voters to the polls for the Los Angeles Board of Education District 5...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Inching closer to a second try for president, Republican Mike Huckabee said Friday he would announce his intentions next month in Hope, Ark., the hometown he shares with former President Clinton.
“I think it will be worth tuning in for,”...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:25 PM
In news only slightly more surprising than this morning's sunrise, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she is running for president again.
The announcement came in the form of a clever video, in which Clinton says she wants to be a “champion”...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
With the 2016 election cycle gearing up, special interests are eyeing ways to advance the candidates of their choice without leaving any fingerprints. Their preferred vehicle is "dark money" donated to organizations — including so-called social...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton will enter the 2016 Democratic presidential race — finally, officially — as the most commanding front-runner in generations. Yet her path to the White House will not be easy, much less assured.
For every advantage...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 8:05 PM
This month Los Angeles voters — at least the sliver of the electorate that managed to vote — approved two ballot measures that moved the date of city elections from the spring of odd-numbered years to the November of even-numbered ones. The...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:34 PM
Incumbent San Gabriel City Councilwoman Juli Costanzo was named the winner of a tied election after a manual recount Thursday, officials said.
A machine count of the vote performed last week had both Costanzo and challenger Denise Menchaca at 1,276...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Heeding the call of his own voice, celebrity developer Donald Trump announced Wednesday the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, flirting — again — with a contest he stands no chance of winning.
His declaration, with a...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 10:53 PM
In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, preliminary official results early Wednesday pointed to a sweeping victory for the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, paving the way for him to form a new government....