| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Mitt Romney insisted Friday that he would not attempt a third presidential run in 2016. But he sounded very much like the candidate he once was as he sharply criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton's record and denigrated the "Obama-Biden-Clinton" foreign...
| Jun 18, 2014
With all the postmortems on Virginia GOP Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat, one thing must be made clear: The tea party shot itself in the foot. ("The Cantor defeat: A voters' revolt against, but against what?," Opinion, June 13)
The outgoing House...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Eight men in sombreros played mariachi tunes Friday to warm up a lunch-hour crowd for Gov. Jerry Brown at a hotel off Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Latino lawmakers, gathered under a "Gracias Governor Brown" banner, heaped praise on him for...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Top donors to Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns are gathering this week for the former Massachusetts governor’s annual retreat in Park City, where they will get a fresh look at many of the top potential 2016 contenders.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:06 PM
In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader on immigration reform. It was the first...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Will House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning fall result in a rise in congressional influence for California?
Maybe, because the lawmaker perhaps best positioned to fill Cantor’s job is Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) is all but assured of becoming the next House majority leader after a lawmaker considered to be a strong conservative challenger declined Thursday to run in the internal GOP race.
The affable McCarthy, now the No. 3...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The world's leading central bankers recently attended a symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Some European economists have finally learned their lesson as Europe sinks into another economic downturn. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, urged...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
1. "The Long Way Home" by Louise Penny (Minotaur, $27.99). Newly retired Chief Inspector Gamache investigates the disappearance of an artist desperate to recapture his fame. Last week: —
2. "Mean Streak" by Sandra Brown...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thousands of jobs in Southern California and across the nation could be in jeopardy as politicians wrangle over the fate of an obscure, 80-year-old federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas.
The Export-Import Bank has come...