| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Political interests hoping to gain favor with the two remaining candidates for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are starting to line up their support in a high-stakes contest for the Westside district held by Zev Yaroslavsky.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:21 AM
So, is the electoral deck stacked even more for Democrats and Republicans under California's top-two primary system? Judging by the secretary of state’s Statement of Vote released Monday for the June 3 primaries, the answer is, yes.
It turns out...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Some unsuccessful candidates for House seats in California outspent at least one of their winning rivals in the June 3 primary, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed this week.
In most of the state's 53 congressional districts, the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In politics, there are few positions that are simultaneously more desirable and more vulnerable than that of the “inevitable” candidate.
Candidates seen as near-certain winners have an easier time raising money, because donors want to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
We're conscientious voters in my household, never missing a chance to cast a ballot. And that's probably why, in the final weeks before elections, we find our mailbox flooded with a tsunami of political advertisements. In the recent primary, for example,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated.
In the 21st...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, a Republican, on Tuesday endorsed state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), over Lieu's GOP competitor for a Westside-South Bay congressional district seat.
"Ted Lieu and I have worked closely over the years to bring...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The impasse over rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which has left 70% of television viewers in the market unable to access broadcasts of the hometown baseball team's games, indicates that there may just be a limit to the stratospheric cost of sports...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:10 PM
The Federal Communications is not happy with Time Warner Cable about the Dodgers TV situation.
In a blistering letter to Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Rob Marcus, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler criticized the company for its inability to reach...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in a strongly worded letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, said that the agency "will intervene as appropriate" to resolve the dispute that has kept the Dodgers unavailable to some 70% of viewers in the Los Angeles region....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website.