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Elections

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  • Three More Rell Administration Appointees Get The Ax

    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...
  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    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."...
  • Back to work at L.A. Unified

    Back to work at L.A. Unified
    Voters — few though they were — sent some strong messages to the Los Angeles Unified school board Tuesday. That two incumbents were voted out showed justified unhappiness with the current board. People are still mad about the badly...
  • Can David Ryu maintain his outsider stance inside City Hall?

    Can David Ryu maintain his outsider stance inside City Hall?
    No matter what David Ryu's election to the Los Angeles City Council District 4 seat says about the demographics of the voters who chose him, his victory brings a significant change in the demographics of the 15-member council. Ryu becomes the first Korean...
  • Echoes of Iraq war sound in 2016 presidential race

    Echoes of Iraq war sound in 2016 presidential race
    Every war casts a long shadow, from the heroism of the Greatest Generation to the dark ambiguities of Vietnam. It was inevitable, then, that the 2016 presidential candidates would be confronted with the war in Iraq. It was Jeb Bush's fumbling that...
  • Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern

    Rookie Scots flood into British Parliament amid excitement and concern
    The Stand comedy club is not an obvious place for a revolution. On weekend nights, people pack the charmingly grungy venue to tilt back drinks and take in the expected observations about work and relationship foibles. Signs promote upcoming gigs like...
  • A wise ruling on judicial elections and campaign finance

    A wise ruling on judicial elections and campaign finance
    The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. hasn't been friendly to legislative attempts to reduce the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. But on Wednesday the court finally found a campaign finance regulation it could...
  • Carolyn Ramsay for L.A. Council District 4

    Carolyn Ramsay for L.A. Council District 4
    The race to replace longtime City Councilman Tom LaBonge started out promisingly — there were 14 candidates from inside politics and out, some more serious than others, but enough who were smart, enterprising and scrappy. Now, after an appallingly...
  • Vote, and win $25,000: It's a losing idea

    Vote, and win $25,000: It's a losing idea
    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...
  • Mike Huckabee edges toward 2016 run; May 5 announcement planned

    Mike Huckabee edges toward 2016 run; May 5 announcement planned
    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,”...
  • Obama coalition isn't a coupon that Hillary Clinton can redeem for votes

    Obama coalition isn't a coupon that Hillary Clinton can redeem for votes
    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”...