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  • On Obama's private L.A. schedule: a meeting with Father Boyle

    24 July 2014, 10:35 pm

    President Obama met privately with Father Gregory Boyle of Los Angeles' Homeboy Industries and four former gang members Thursday as part of the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aimed at lifting African American and Latino youths.
  • Democrats stand by senator accused of plagiarism in academic paper

    24 July 2014, 9:48 pm

    The head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said the party "absolutely" stands by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) despite a report that he plagiarized substantial portions of an academic paper seven years ago.
  • President Obama hits 'corporate deserters' in populist L.A. speech

    24 July 2014, 6:00 pm

    Tearing into companies he dubbed “corporate deserters,” President Obama on Thursday launched an election-year push to make it harder for U.S. companies to avoid paying taxes.
  • President Obama in L.A.: Fundraiser, fist bumps, trash talk in a deli

    24 July 2014, 4:14 pm

    On his regularly scheduled visits to rake up campaign cash from the salons of Los Angeles’ upper-crust neighborhoods, President Obama just as regularly drops into locales meant to emphasize that he is more man-of-the-people than man-of-the-moneyed.
  • No partisan wave building for fall elections, but GOP gains likely

    24 July 2014, 1:44 pm

    In the last two midterm elections, in 2006 and 2010, partisan waves shaped the outcomes, delivering big victories first to the Democrats, then to the Republicans. This time around, that doesn't seem to be happening.
  • Democratic strategists prescribe populism to cure party ills

    24 July 2014, 9:00 am

    Could a good strong dose of economic populism be the prescription for the lagging turnout ailment that plagues the Democratic party?
  • In Los Angeles, Obama gives his die-hard supporters a tough-love talk

    23 July 2014, 11:01 pm

    President Obama delivered a tough-love talk to his biggest boosters  Wednesday, telling Democratic donors gathered in Los Angeles that they need to step it up before November if he’s going to get much done in his last two years in office.
  • Study finds record-low midterm turnout amid widespread discontent

    23 July 2014, 7:35 pm

    There may be no more self-abasing profession than politics.
  • Bob Dole returns to Capitol, takes on GOP critics of disability treaty

    23 July 2014, 6:36 pm

    As they renewed their uphill battle Wednesday to ratify an international treaty on disability rights, Senate supporters focused on the potential benefits for disabled veterans and accused treaty opponents of “sowing lies and discord.”
  • L.A.-bound Obama sticking to fundraising, event schedule amid protests

    23 July 2014, 10:21 am

    Angelenos, get those alternative traffic routes ready.

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