| Jan 1, 2014
| 12:32 PM
As Florida prepares for critical midterm elections in 2014 — including the nation's most-watched governor's race — an outside analysis gives good grades to the way voting is run in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Not that everything's...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Larry the Cable Guy isn’t raucously funny. He doesn’t make you laugh until your sides hurt or tears stream down your face. Really, he’s like that slightly off-kilter uncle everyone has, whose observations of real life are half...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Much is being made of former President Bill Clinton's swearing-in of New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at their side at City Hall. The cameo apparently sought to declare...
| Jan 8, 2014
In one of the many news reports about Liz Cheney's decision to end her bid for the U.S. Senate, Gov. Matt Mead was quoted as saying, "Name recognition and dynasties — that just doesn't fly in Wyoming."
He was trying to explain why the 47-year-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:26 PM
If public speaking is as great a fear as they say, I just met the bravest people in Burbank.
These are the Toastmasters, and twice a month they grab fear by its sweat-stained collar and they pull it in close and scream in its face.
I joined this...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:21 PM
You probably heard or read Friday that Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for our too-Golden State.
And he sounded like he means it, pointing to charts and graphs and the like and saying, “We ought to be ready for a long, continued,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Five months after leaving her seat as one of the founding hosts of ABC-TV’s daytime talk show “The View,” Joy Behar says one of her biggest surprises is that she doesn’t have to have every moment of her life scheduled.......
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Thirteen years ago today, after 36 days of nasty skirmishing over Florida’s contested presidential vote, George W. Bush formally won the 2000 election. The day before, the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for him to become the 43rd president...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Every Christmas Eve, I dress up as Santa Claus and deliver gifts to Los Angeles-area kids, most of them underprivileged, through a program organized by the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce. Every year we number at least 75 Santas strong, each with...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:54 PM
How much of a boost did President Obama’s 2012 campaign really get from its much-vaunted mastery of data analysis? A significant amount, but not as much as some people think, according to a new analysis by two leading political scientists.