- Making News: Election Day for LA Mayor
By day's end, the Los Angeles mayoral election will be over. As polls opened this morning, favorite Antonio Villaraigosa led by ten points, positioning him to become the city's first Latino mayor since 1882. Meanwhile, the campaign of incumbent Jim Hahn has been gaining momentum over the past couple weeks. Raphe Sonenshein, Professor of Political Science at California State University, Fullerton, looks at the dynamics of the race.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Anniversary of Massachusetts- Gay Marriage Ruling
A year ago today, Massachusetts made gay marriage legal. While other states, such as Maine, are considering the same move, 13 others resoundingly banned same-sex marriage on last November-s ballots. One of today's hottest social issues, some political analysts credit it for putting George W. Bush back into the President-s seat. Elizabeth Mehren is New England Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times.
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