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  • Half-baked reform?

    Today, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former Controller Steve Westly discuss overhauling the state's method of drawing legislative districts. Previously, they debated what impact Proposition 93 would have on legislators' time in office, the...
  • Guns, strikes, cuts and term limits

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the L.A. Times last week to discuss his new budget plan and review the condition of California. Some clips and highlights: Broken budget process (MP3) Arnold Schwarzenegger: The system is a complete failure. I knew...
  • For state GOP, November may be the cruelest month

    In a city where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces criticism for not being liberal enough, California Republicans gathered this weekend to repair deep divides over how to appeal to an electorate that continues to trend away from the steady diet of...
  • Obama-Clinton: Unity, no ticket talk

     
    by Johanna Neuman The morning after a private, unannounced meeting between presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, the campaigns said the talks were about how to stay focused on winning the White House in November --....
  • Michelle Obama's biggest speech ever

     
    by Frank James In a few hours, Michelle Obama, the would-be first lady of the U.S., will make the most important speech of her life as she introduces herself, her husband and her family to the nation from the grandest......
  • Gov. Moonbeam 2.0?

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ Some people might think that it's way too early to begin planning for the 2010 race for governor, when term limits will force Arnold Schwarzenegger to step down and the seat will be open for the first time...
  • Pete Wilson: the negotiator

    Pete Wilson: the negotiator
    After the Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, California's aerospace-and-defense-heavy economy took a nose dive. One result was that, in 1991, Gov. Pete Wilson faced the worst budget shortfall in the state's history. The revenue picture...
  • Where is California's next governor? Probably up north

    Nearly two years before we learn the results of the 2010 governor's race, the identity of the likely winner is clear: Northern California. More than half of California's population may live south of the Tehachapi Mountains, but the state -- in matters of...
  • Will Feinstein run for governor?

    Will Feinstein run for governor?
    In 1987, then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein set off a civic soap opera in San Francisco, performing a public Hamlet act in weighing whether to seek the congressional seat made vacant by the death of Rep. Sala Burton, widow of legendary congressman Phil Burton....
  • L.A. needs two big newspapers

    AS A CHILD, I often sat with my grandmother in the living room for the afternoon ritual of reading the papers. Every day, two of them smacked the sidewalk outside the house in Silver Lake — La Opinion and the Herald Examiner. Through thick bifocals,...
  • Poizner calls for new immigrant law during border visit

    Poizner calls for new immigrant law during border visit
    Steve Poizner, Republican gubernatorial candidate, toured and released a new commercial during a visit to San Ysidro's border crossing Monday focusing on his support of Arizona's immigration law. Poizner, the state's insurance commissioner, called for...
  • Brown to face Whitman for governor

    Brown to face Whitman for governor
    It didn't take long to figure out who will be facing off in November's general election for California Governor. Around 8:30 Tuesday night, it was clear former E-bay CEO Meg Whitman will meet the man who's already held the office of Governor, Attorney...