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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?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?