| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Anyone who closely follows American politics runs the risk of becoming inured to the role that money plays in the process. Even before the Supreme Court's infamous —and somewhat misunderstood — ruling in Citizens United, the amount of money in...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:30 PM
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) has beat gang prosecutor Elan S. Carr, a Beverly Hills Republican, in the race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), who is retiring after 40 years in Congress.
First-time candidate Carr emerged as the top...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:03 AM
Buffeted by lackluster turnout and President Obama's sagging ratings, three of California's first-term Democrats were locked in congressional contests too close to call Tuesday night. But a fourth Democratic freshman, Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:56 PM
When then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised 10 years ago to build the long-stalled “subway to the sea,” many Angelenos probably rolled their eyes and thought, “Yeah, right. We can't even get a train all the way to the airport.”...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Wednesday's agreement between the United States and China on cutting greenhouse gas emissions could have lasting implications for the entire world. Here are some important things to know.
What are greenhouse gas emissions?
These gases come from...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:35 PM
For Bobby Shriver, homelessness has always been an issue close to his heart. He made it a central focus during his years on the Santa Monica City Council.
But his dogged campaign alienated some would-be allies and, former colleagues say, ultimately made...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Paul Chabot and Elan S. Carr have some things in common. Both are Republicans and first-time candidates, running this fall for open seats in Congress. Both are military veterans and they have the same campaign strategist.
But they differ sharply in...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver laid out competing views on the need for changes in state environmental laws during a debate in Studio City, crucial ground in their contest to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Roughly half of the 2 million...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:10 PM
President Obama made a surprise stop Thursday at the Venice campaign headquarters for state Sen. Ted Lieu, who is running for Congress.
Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance who is favored to succeed retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) in the Nov....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Candidates in three South Bay/Westside races on the Nov. 4 ballot made pitches to voters Wednesday night in Rancho Palos Verdes. On many issues, there was more agreement than dissent -- all for example, said they favored campaign finance reform, although...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
As next month’s midterm elections near, politicians from both sides of the aisle are swarming California to boost their parties’ fortunes in contests that could decide the balance of power in Washington -- and to forge relationships in advance...