| 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.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has lent his support to gang prosecutor Elan Carr, the long-shot candidate to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman this fall.
Carr, a first-time candidate, military veteran and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether General Motors purposely held back information about safety defects in some of its cars that were part of a recall last month, according to people familiar with...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — As Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to reshape the nation's healthcare system in her husband's first term as president, she got all the right advice from senior aides: Consult closely with members of Congress, build bridges with business...