| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Jerry Brown will almost certainly never be president of the United States, a fact that disappoints no one so much as Jerry Brown himself.
It's not for lack of trying. California's governor has made three attempts at the White House, the first in 1976,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:21 AM
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?...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Friday that his White House meeting with President Barack Obama along with six other newly elected governors had been a "very productive dialogue."
Speaking just outside the West Wing after meeting with the president for about...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised rank-and-file Republicans reveling in election wins this year that, his calls for bipartisanship notwithstanding, he plans to expand the state's GOP during the next four years.
"Obviously, to get things done here in...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, released a report Tuesday condemning the use of torture on detainees, claiming it entailed far more brutal conduct than the "enhanced interrogation techniques" previously disclosed, in...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The cost President Obama was willing to pay to avert another government shutdown -- wiping out protections against the sorts of financial excesses that greatly contributed to the Great Recession -- risks a divisive final two years of his...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama.
The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Elizabeth Lauten probably won't be out of work for long, given the cable news industry's penchant for monetizing thoughtless babble.
As you probably know, the GOP staffer from Tennessee took to Facebook last week to urge President Obama's daughters to...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:45 PM
How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working.
How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...