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  • Villaraigosa would add dynamic new element in race to succeed Boxer

    Villaraigosa would add dynamic new element in race to succeed Boxer
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement that he is seriously weighing a bid for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer added a dynamic new element to what is likely to be a crowded and expensive...
  • Lt. Gov. Newsom passes on Senate run for Boxer seat

    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday morning that he will not run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “It's always better to be candid than coy. While I am humbled by the widespread encouragement of so many and hold in the...
  • Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris mum about potential Senate bid

    California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris demurred Sunday when asked about a potential run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, saying she was focused on her current job as she held a swearing-in celebration in downtown Los Angeles....
  • Barbara Boxer: California loses its liberal lion

    Barbara Boxer: California loses its liberal lion
    To the editor: We are losing our best senator, and all you can write about is who has the best chance of replacing her? ("Sen. Barbara Boxer, liberal lion from California, to retire after 2016," Jan. 8) And in that context, what about who will be...
  • The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!

    The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!
    Did I detect a bit of snark about Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement, after reporters noted that California’s top trio of politicians – our two long-serving U.S. senators and our four-term governor –are all well past 70 years old?...
  • Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat

    Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is “seriously” considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer mulls run for Sen. Boxer's seat

    Billionaire Tom Steyer mulls run for Sen. Boxer's seat
    Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer is aggressively exploring a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer and is expected to make a decision within days, according to multiple sources close to Steyer. The former hedge fund...
  • Political deal on California offices could hold peril for Newsom, Harris

    The planned retirement of Sen. Barbara Boxer and rare opportunity to pursue an open U.S. Senate seat in California has produced an avalanche of speculation and enough what-ifs to stretch from Eureka in the far north to Yucaipa in the south. Most of that...
  • House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto

    House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto
    The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns. The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
  • Reactions to Alan Gross release and Cuban policy change came fast, furiously and along party lines

    Reactions to Alan Gross release and Cuban policy change came fast, furiously and along party lines
      A sampling of reactions to the release of Alan Gross and President Obama’s speech on normalizing relations with Cuba. As expected, the reactions split mostly along party lines: “Alan Gross should never have spent one day in prison and we...
  • For Republicans in California, goals come with a side of delusion

    Perhaps no profession leans on the power of delusion so much as politics. That middling crowd in a city of millions? Proof that they love me. That poll showing a looming loss a week before the vote? The only poll that counts is the one on election...