| Apr 12, 2007
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, once considered the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has fallen to third place in a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll, and is running behind Fred Thompson, an actor and former senator who has...
| Jan 20, 2008
John McCain's victory in South Carolina puts the Arizona senator in a strong position to win the Republican presidential nomination -- but only if he can follow up with another win in Florida nine days from now.
"This is a huge win for McCain," said...
| Aug 13, 2007
When second-place finisher Mike Huckabee called himself the real winner of last weekend's Republican presidential straw poll in Iowa, he may not have been wrong.
Though finishing well behind a massive Mitt Romney organization in the straw balloting on...
| Oct 23, 2007
Back when the part-time actor, lawyer, lobbyist, former senator and presidential hopeful Fred Thompson was still merely "testing the waters," he held one of his first official news conferences, in a windowless room of the Indianapolis Convention Center....
| Nov 20, 2007
When Rudolph W. Giuliani was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the spring of 2000, one thing he did not have to worry about was a lack of medical insurance.
Today, the former New York mayor joins two other cancer survivors in seeking the Republican...
| Jan 24, 2008
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton maintains a solid lead in her party's presidential race among Democratic voters nationwide, despite a surge in support since late last year for Sen. Barack Obama, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.
| Sep 7, 2007
Jan Mickelson wouldn't budge. His friendly chat with Mitt Romney had veered into a discussion of abortion and Mormonism, and the Republican presidential hopeful -- eyes wide, arms waving -- was clearly annoyed.
"Let me once again say I understand my...
| Oct 4, 2007
Brian McGough, a 31-year-old former Army staff sergeant who was wounded in a roadside attack in Iraq, knew he wouldn't get a warm response from talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he starred in an ad by the anti-Iraq war veterans group VoteVets.org. The ad,...
| Dec 5, 2007
Mike Huckabee, the ascendant Republican presidential candidate in Iowa, is enjoying a surge of support across the country -- and Rudolph W. Giuliani seems to be paying the biggest price, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.
Huckabee has pulled...
| Feb 13, 2009
Linebacker for Redskins in '80s
Mel Kaufman, 50, a Los Angeles native who played in three Super Bowls as a linebacker for the Washington Redskins, died Feb. 7 at his home in Santa Margarita.
An autopsy determined he died of natural causes,...
| Aug 9, 2009
for America 2008
The Story of
an Extraordinary Election
Dan Balz and
Viking: 432 pp., $29.95
For the record, Hillary Clinton's chief strategist for the 2008 Democratic primaries, Mark Penn, remarked in a March 2007 memo...
| Jan 9, 2008
Powered by women voters and the Democratic faithful, Hillary Rodham Clinton rallied to a surprise victory Tuesday in the New Hampshire presidential primary, echoing the 1992 comeback that launched her husband to the White House.
Barack Obama, the...