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  • All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other

    All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other
    Latinos feel insulted by blacks. Angelenos are suspicious of San Franciscans. Democrats are squabbling. It's inevitable.
  • Illinois governor brings in 'budgetary Grim Reaper' to tame state finances

    CHICAGO Since Republican Bruce Rauner was elected governor in November, the dominant question in Illinois has been how the private-equity veteran would tackle the finances of a state whose governance has been compared with that of teetering Greece. The...

    Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'

    Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'
    With the possible exception of a Hollywood celebrity following in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican candidate has as much chance getting elected to the U.S. Senate from California as a Southern Baptist has to become pope. The only way...

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...

    The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought

     The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought
    Chef Ken Frank, one of California's most outspoken proponents of foie gras, opened the door of La Toque's walk-in refrigerator. All sorts of wonderful aromas hit me in the face — mushrooms, savory reductions, the iron smell of raw meat. Frank bent...