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  • Democrats hoping to succeed Rep. Waxman square off in Pacific Palisades

    State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is vying for a high-profile congressional seat, picked up the endorsement Sunday of the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club. The endorsement came after a club-sponsored forum featuring four of the 10 Democrats on...
  • E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say
    WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released Monday by Democratic legislators. A survey of nine electronic-cigarette...
  • California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling

    California pols, others weigh effects of McCutcheon ruling
    Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling striking down limits on what wealthy donors can contribute to political campaigns overall drew a lot of hand-wringing from good government groups and some candidates. But at least one Republican operative saw the...
  • Tribune Publishing, spinoff that includes Daily Press, to take on $325 million in debt

    Tribune Publishing, spinoff that includes Daily Press, to take on $325 million in debt
    Tribune Publishing, the newspaper division of Chicago-based Tribune Co., will carry at least $325 million of debt when it spins off as a standalone company, according to a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That bulk of that...
  • Tribune newspaper unit to pay up to $275 million in spinoff

    Tribune newspaper unit to pay up to $275 million in spinoff
    Tribune Co.'s newspaper unit will pay a dividend of up to $275 million to its parent when it is spun off later this year, according to a government filing. The new Tribune Publishing Co. will own the Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers....
  • Waxman says experts concerned about Times' fate in Tribune spinoff

    Waxman says experts concerned about Times' fate in Tribune spinoff
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Henry A. Waxman said Friday that six media experts he consulted have serious concerns about the fate of the Los Angeles Times under the Tribune Co.'s plans to spin off the newspaper and seven others into a separate unit and called on...
  • GM chief deflects lawmakers amid new revelations on ignitions

    WASHINGTON In her first head-on questioning from Congress, General Motors' new chief executive, Mary Barra, sought Tuesday to quell a furor over the automaker's failure for over a decade to fix defective ignition switches blamed for contributing to 13...
  • Pace picks up in race to succeed Congressman Waxman

     With the June 3 primary just weeks away, the pace is picking up in the 18-candidate race to succeed retiring longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).  A campaign mailer from spiritual teacher and bestselling author Marianne Williamson landed in ...
  • Affirmative action controversy costs Sen. Ted Lieu six endorsements

    Affirmative action controversy costs Sen. Ted Lieu six endorsements
    The controversy over a stalled effort to overturn a state ban on affirmative action spilled into a hot race for Congress this week when six Democratic state legislators rescinded their endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance). In a March 25...
  • Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race

    Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican, has thrown his support behind state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Riordan, a moderate and pragmatist who has sometimes...
  • Former WGA West President Patric Verrone to Run for State Senate

    Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone, the leader of the WGA's raucous 2007-08 strike, is seeking a seat in the California State Senate. Verrone is one of six Democratic candidates who have filed to succeed Democrat State...
  • Barra: Poor decisions in past do not reflect the GM of today

    WASHINGTON General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Tuesday told a congressional subcommittee investigating a widening recall that while she could answer few specific questions about what happened, decisions made in previous years not to address the situation...