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  • 'The Big Uneasy' taps into outrage over flooding of New Orleans

    'The Big Uneasy' taps into outrage over flooding of New Orleans
    Harry Shearer says his "head exploded" 20 months ago. That's when he heard President Barack Obama, during a town hall meeting in New Orleans, refer to the flooding of the city after Hurricane Katrina as "a natural disaster." The comedian, actor, radio...
  • 2011 LA Political Winners and Losers

    2011 LA Political Winners and Losers
    A lot to talk about in the political arena, both good and bad. WGNO Political Analyst Jeff Crouere , who is also with "Politics with A Punch" came up with his list of the top five list of winners and losers. So starting with the "Losers" list, here's the...
  • Stitching up New Orleans

    Breaking the rhythm By Bill Taylor Not enough has changed. It's amazing how devastated New Orleans remains. My concern is the effect on the music and culture of the city, traditions passed down organically via neighborhoods, families and homes. It...
  • Sex, lies and editorials

    Everybody loves a good political sex scandal — the ritual apologies, the jokes, the schadenfreude, the self-righteousness (from everyone else, of course). But The Times editorial boards of old tended to stay out of the graphic, cheeky media hype, refusing...
  • Get government out of the bathroom

    As we all look forward to more sputtering news conference antics from Sen. Larry Craig, here's hoping that the Idaho politician will eventually draw on traditional Republican principles and stand up for his right to engage in consensual sex in toilet...
  • Partying with Hillary: "Greatest experience"

     
    Chuck Schumer threw a farewell party for Hillary last night. An account of the misty-eyed lovefest -- not dissimilar from her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, except for the absence of stinky Republican guy......
  • Hillary: Approved, 16-1

     
    Hillary Clinton is endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 16-1, forwarding her nomination to the Senate floor. The only nay vote: Prostitute-lovin' Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, who had reservations about conflicts of interest with Bill's...
  • Hillary Clinton confirmed: Senate panel

     
    by Mark Silva The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended confirmation of the nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York as secretary of state. The vote was 16-1. The full Senate still must confirm Clinton as President-elect Barack Obama'...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Yankees President Randy Levine, telling a lawmaker who questioned more taxpayer borrowing breaks for the new stadium: ???Your behavior in this entire matter is worthy of the......
  • Hillary Clinton confirmed to State Dept.

     
    by Frank James Senators tend to take care of their own and today they took care of Hillary Clinton, voting 94 to 2 to confirm her as President Obama's secretary of state. The two Republican senators who voted against her?......
  • Burris ouster by Senate looks unlikely

     
    Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), leaves a press conference outside Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) by Frank James and Mike Dorning Now that Sen. Roland Burris has acknowledged that he indeed tried....