| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman confirmed Tuesday that she had signed a legal brief supporting same-sex marriage, saying her views on Proposition 8 had changed "after careful review and reflection" and "the time has come" for...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown kicks his campaign for Proposition 30 into high gear Tuesday, with a four-city swing unlike anything the governor has done since the closing days of his 2010 run against Meg Whitman....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:25 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comment about "binders full of women" has gone viral on the Internet, spawning jokes, mash-ups and musical memes.
But women's rights advocates said the comment nevertheless sheds light on the...
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Nov 14, 2010
For many Californians, 72-year-old Jerry Brown's return to Sacramento for another go at being governor brings with it more than a little dab of déjà vu. Consider: He is inheriting the job from a Republican actor/politician, American soldiers are...
| Feb 21, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
| Dec 4, 2011
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally."
That was Ronald Reagan speaking during his 1984 reelection campaign. After that election, he stuck to his...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:33 PM
A new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows that Democratic candidate Jerry Brown is leading Republican Meg Whitman, 49% to 44%, in the California governor's race. Brown is strongly favored by women and Latinos, but younger voters are only marginally in......
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:35 PM
New polls show race snapshots as early voting begins in many states as soon as next week....
| Sep 29, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Meg Whitman was involved in a round of she-said, she-said when her former maid came out of the dust closet to announce to the world that she worked in the U.S. illegally for nine years and her former boss knew......