| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead.
Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:18 PM
Officials from USC and Los Angeles will light the Olympic torch at the Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Kennedy gave the Democratic National Convention...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:49 PM
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reminisced about his encounter with what he described as a charismatic, confident politician.
"I had the opportunity to meet John Kennedy and I've never met a...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Kerry Washington is everywhere.
On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
| Nov 12, 2013
This photo gallery consists of images taken by Los Angeles Times photographers of Pres. John Kennedy during his many visits to Southern California....
| Aug 28, 2012
The front page of Sunday's Times featured a large profile of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a preview to the GOP National Convention, which was to begin Monday. A similar profile of President Obama is scheduled for this coming......
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:05 AM
When the audience lifts signs in response to a speech at the convention in Charlotte, where do you think they got them?
A woman from Hollywood is director of floor operations for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week. And it'...
| Aug 26, 2012
Bring your dancing shoes or earplugs if you plan a night out during the Democratic National Convention. Most drinking establishments seem to go in for music in a big way in Uptown Charlotte.
From the historic Excelsior Club, where greats Nat King Cole...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Herewith, the editorial I wrote on this topic:
Democrats, and President Barack Obama, have found an unlikely ally in the form of former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who just endorsed Mr. Obama in a surprise op-ed article in the Tampa Bay Times on the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Former Governor Charlie Crist’s stock has gone up my book. I used to think of him as a weaselly flip-flopper, but then along came Mitt Romney, who makes Crist look—by comparison—like the Rock of Gibraltar.
As we know from his...