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FROM Laura Swisher
Jerry Brown: From Governor ‘Moonbeam’ to the ‘Adult in the Room’ As California’s youngest-ever governor in 1975, many Californians didn’t know what to make of Jerry Brown. Forty-one years later, as the state’s oldest-ever governor, is that still the case?
How Will Bernie Sanders Influence the Democratic Party Platform? President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for President Thursday. The president met earlier in the day with Bernie Sanders, who is already looking ahead to the party convention in July. Can Sanders influence the party platform?
Clinton Claims Victory, Sanders Digs In. What’s Next? It appears Hillary Clinton will be the first woman in history to be nominated by a major American political party for the presidency. But Bernie Sanders is digging in. What does this portend for the campaign going forward?
Where Does the Power Base in California Politics Reside? Does the power base in California politics reside in the north? Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez seems to think so. She told prospective voters on Saturday, “they control everything, so we’re trying to beat them.”
At What Point Should the Media Call Trump Racist? Donald Trump said that the judge overseeing the fraud case against Trump University isn’t qualified for the job because of his Mexican heritage. At what point should the media call Trump out as racist?
Hillary Clinton Slams Trump’s Foreign Policy as 'Dangerously Incoherent' Hillary Clinton made a forceful case in a foreign policy speech Thursday that Donald Trump is more than unqualified to be Commander in Chief, calling his foreign policy platform ‘dangerously incoherent’.
Presidential Candidates Campaign in California, But Will the State Matter? With just a little more than a week from the June 7 primary, all three Presidential hopefuls have their eyes on California, and had their feet on the ground in the Golden State Friday.
Who's Supporting Trump? From Hollywood Celebs to the Kochs The Koch brothers won't support Donald Trump in the Presidential race, funneling donations toward local elections instead. However, there are plenty of big spenders in Hollywood backing Trump, whether they're willing to admit it or not.
How Much Does Hillary Clinton’s ‘Likability’ Matter? The issue of likeability has dogged Hillary Clinton since the 2008 presidential race against Barack Obama. Is she ‘likeable enough’ to win in this election?
For Some, a Chaotic Morning Commute on the New Expo Line A car crash led to commute chaos on the first day of regular Expo Line service to Santa Monica. Commuters endured long delays, but no one has waited longer than Alan Weeks, who rode the rail again to the beach after 63 years.
The Expo Line Extension is Open, What’s Next in LA Transit? Nine years and $1.5 Billion later, the Expo Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica has finally opened to the public. Now that Angelenos can take rail to the beach, what’s next in the grand plan of LA?
Fighting for the soul of the California Democratic Party Over the weekend, Eric Bauman was elected as the new chair of the California Democratic Party. But his main opponent, progressive Kimberly Ellis has not conceded. It was a raucous weekend with Bernie Sanders supporters saying the party is not listening to their concerns.
The latest on the Manchester attack and ISIS ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing in Manchester that killed 22. We get the latest. LA has thousands of rehab centers and unlicensed sober living homes. But some of these rehab centers are bilking insurers and taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars, while doing little to treat those desperate for help.
Who is winning the fight to control LA’s public schools? Twenty-two people were killed by a suicide bomber last night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Who was the terrorist and what does the attack mean for Manchester’s immigrant community? Also, we talk to newly elected LAUSD school board member Kelly Gonez and Alex Caputo-Pearl, head of the LA teachers union, about the most expensive school board race in the country’s history, the conflict between the union and charter school supporters, and the future of LA’s public schools.