Mark Barabak

Los Angeles Times

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State and national politics writer for the Los Angeles Times

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Best known as Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti is flirting with the 2020 presidential race.

What was Michael Avenatti doing in New Hampshire this weekend?

Best known as Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti is flirting with the 2020 presidential race.

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There's new evidence for what had been considered an unlikely prediction by Bernie Sanders, that “on Tuesday we are going to win the primary here in California” Today, the…

Clinton and Sanders Are Running Neck and Neck in California

There's new evidence for what had been considered an unlikely prediction by Bernie Sanders, that “on Tuesday we are going to win the primary here in California” Today, the…

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It's Super Tuesday tomorrow for the Democrats as well as the Republicans. What's at stake for Bernie Sanders after a crushing defeat this weekend in South Carolina?

Clinton Has Momentum Heading into Super Tuesday

It's Super Tuesday tomorrow for the Democrats as well as the Republicans. What's at stake for Bernie Sanders after a crushing defeat this weekend in South Carolina?

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself over the weekend. He was in the secure housing unit in a Manhattan jail.

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