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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."
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?