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  • Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races

    Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races
    Unlimited outside spending in the campaigns for seven Los Angeles City Council seats has topped $1.2 million, with the vast majority of the money going to help incumbents at City Hall. The spending has only added to the lopsided nature of the contests...
  • Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'

    Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his credentials as a “reform-minded conservative” Friday, even as he held firm to positions that threaten to undermine his standing with party activists, telling skeptics that he hoped to be their “...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating

    Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating
    As Chicago heads into a mayoral runoff, a downgrade of the city's debt rating is bringing its precarious financial condition into sharp focus. Citing an overwhelming pension burden, Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped Chicago's rating to Baa2,...
  • Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy

    Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • Critics target outgoing city councilman Tom LaBonge as a 'pothole politican'

    Critics target outgoing city councilman Tom LaBonge as a 'pothole politican'
    L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style. His office bought its own city truck to pick up abandoned sofas and trash across the 4th District. During a downpour, the Los Angeles Downtown News reported that he personally...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5
    Frank resorts to some unconventional methods to get America Works up and running, firing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, temporarily taking over that position himself, essentially, and trying to declare unemployment a national emergency...
  • California's public unions have too much clout and compensation

    California's public unions have too much clout and compensation
    Mayor Eric Garcetti, a pro-labor Democrat, has tried to restore ties with Los Angeles' public employee unions after most of them backed his opponent in the 2013 mayoral race. Nevertheless, the mayor is sticking with the hard line he has taken in...
  • Hillary Clinton's identity crisis

    Hillary Clinton's identity crisis
    "Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JCPenney or J. Crew?" That was the opening question of a front-page Washington Post story on Ms. Clinton's effort to figure out her...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
  • What's in her shopping bag?

    What's in her shopping bag?
    "Never marry a politician or a football coach," begins a bit of wisdom that came my way once. "Not if you ever want to see your husband." That's true enough. The wife of legendary Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs used to make cassette recordings of...
  • Hold onto the silverware — lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee

    Hold onto the silverware —  lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee
    Legally, Florida lawmakers must accomplish just one task during the annual two-month legislative session, which begins Tuesday in Tallahassee. They must pass a state budget. But given the pent-up issues facing Florida after last year's do-little,...