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  • L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls

    L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls
    Riva Kim, 38, an attorney and downtown resident, was one of the fewer than 10% of registered voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s Los Angeles city election. She was surprised to hear that she was part of a tiny minority. “Really? That’...
  • Netanyahu says he gave 'practical alternative' to Iran deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his speech to the U.S. Congress offered a "practical alternative" to a possible Iranian nuclear deal, while opinion polls showed his party received a slight bump following his address ahead of the...
  • Veteran pollster says Walker 'very likely" to run

    Gov. Scott Walker is "very likely" to get into the race for president but has yet to make a decision, a veteran Republican pollster and one of the governor's top advisers said Wednesday. Ed Goeas, president and CEO of The Tarrance Group, made the...
  • It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout

    It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout
    Los Angeles is not the only city struggling with low voter turnout. Turnout in New York’s 2013 mayoral race was 26% and last week’s mayoral race in Chicago garnered 34% turnout, according to unofficial results. Just under 21% of registered...
  • Six steps to fix L.A.'s depressing voter turnout

    Six steps to fix L.A.'s depressing voter turnout
    With another grim election day for voter turnout, experts have talked about ways to get more people to participate. Here are some ideas: CHANGING ELECTION DATES: This is a change voters on Tuesday actually made. Charter Amendments 1 and 2, which would...
  • Civil, sacred marriage considered by NC House panel

    Clergy and advocates differed Wednesday whether over judicial officials are obligated by law to carry out civil same-sex marriages in North Carolina even if they object to gay marriage due to their religious beliefs. Several people addressed a House...
  • Chris Van Hollen to run for Senate in Maryland

    WASHINGTON Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen announced Wednesday he will run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, moving swiftly as numerous other ambitious Democrats have their eye on the race. "I am excited to share that I have decided to...
  • Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.

    Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.
    Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr., a retired Howard County circuit judge whose legal career spanned nearly four decades, died Feb. 24 of heart failure while vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 86. "Judge Sybert...
  • Supreme Court justices sharply divided over Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court justices sharply divided over Obamacare subsidies
    The Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the federal tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans. The outcome in what Justice...
  • Arkansas Senate votes to put state exchange plans on hold

    Arkansas lawmakers voted Wednesday to put the state's plans to set up its own insurance exchange under the federal health law on hold while the nation's highest court weighs a legal challenge over tax subsidies granted through the overhaul. The bill...
  • High court wades into Congressional map fight

    High court wades into Congressional map fight
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's highest court on Wednesday jumped into a long-running dispute that could alter the fate of the state's 27 members of Congress. The Florida Supreme Court held an hour-long hearing examining whether the Republican-...