| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:02 PM
City Councilman Eric Garcetti said trouble with racism among officers had diminished in recent years. “That doesn’t mean that it’s a perfect department or that things can’t get worse,” he said. He promised to ensure “an...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:14 PM
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Supporters of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti are launching an independent campaign to raise and spend money on his behalf in an effort to even the playing field with his......
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:12 PM
L.A. mayoral candidate Kevin James accused rival Wendy Greuel of unlawfully using her position as city controller to advance her campaign for mayor....
| Mar 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
A "super PAC" that has spent more than $35 million on behalf of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has accepted donations from federal contractors despite a 36-year-old ban against such companies making federal political expenditures.
| Sep 21, 2012
WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in.
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:55 AM
NORFOLK, Va. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made his vice presidential pick official Saturday morning, announcing via smartphone app that he had chosen Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
In less than two hours, the two men will make a joint...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:28 PM
WASHINGTON -- In an election that increasingly is a battle for women's votes, the Obama campaign seized on a provocative claim about abortion and rape by a Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, arguing that it shows Mitt Romney does not support women'...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:57 PM
It’s up to the voters now.
After a bitter presidential campaign that lasted a seeming eternity, was financed from a bottomless well of partisan cash and remained tight until the very end, election day dawned across a country that may be divided...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul D. Ryan has cultivated his "affable wonk" persona into an effective moneymaker, winning over CEOs and K Street lobbyists to build a fundraising machine that has boosted his standing on Capitol Hill and helped make him one of...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:28 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — A little more than a year ago, Frank VanderSloot contributed $1million to a "super PAC" supporting Mitt Romney. Now, the Idaho-based health products executive is a sought-after donor at the Republican National Convention as he makes...
| Feb 25, 2013
Hello. I’m Times Political Writer Seema Mehta and here’s your L.A. City Election update.
The nation’s eyes were fixed this weekend on the Oscar race unfolding in Hollywood. But with just days to go before the citywide March 5 election,...