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  • Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments

    Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to give wealthy Americans even more clout in Congress by lifting the legal limit on how much they can give to candidates and their parties, with the outcome seeming likely to depend on...
  • What's next?

    Presidential elections decide only who wins the White House and a congressional majority. They don't by themselves solve the nation's problems. George W. Bush had a majority Republican Congress and did little with it. President Obama had a majority...
  • To appeal to black voters, GOP must run gauntlet of racism accusations

    If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more "racist." The scare quotes are necessary because I don't think the Republican Party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic...
  • MSNBC has full deck of race cards

    "Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?" So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to "focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the...
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Senate passes its major immigration overhaul

    Senate passes its major immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON — A landmark bill to overhaul the immigration system passed the Senate on Thursday, winning a large majority as its sponsors had hoped, but showing no signs of gaining ground with the Republican majority in the House. Supporters...
  • Immigration bill clears hurdle in Senate

    Immigration bill clears hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — A sweeping bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system headed to the Senate floor after a key committee approved it Tuesday, setting the stage for a debate next month that could lead to the biggest victory for...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Should Obama Press To Close Guantanamo Prison?

    The following is an abridged conversation from www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Is President Obama right to press once again to close the prison for purported terrorist combatants at Guantanamo? Mark Pappa: Close it and turn them over to Sheriff Joe in...
  • Mitch McConnell on 'Meet the Press'; Paul Ryan on 'Fox News Sunday'

    Mitch McConnell on 'Meet the Press'; Paul Ryan on 'Fox News Sunday'
    The Sunday morning talk shows will find a lot to talk about in the Washington controversies over the IRS, the Department of Justice and the Benghazi attack. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer will talk to NBC's "Meet the Press," CNN's "State of the...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Doctor Who'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Doctor Who'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 19 - 25, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Doctor Who The Doctor's (Matt Smith)...
  • GOP overplays its hand

    WASHINGTON — At the end of a truly dismal week in his presidency, President Obama remains lucky in one crucial category: his opposition. It has been only a matter of days since two scandals — the IRS harassment of conservative groups and the...
  • For Obama, 2014 is his number

    For Obama, 2014 is his number
    WASHINGTON -- Thirty-one months ago Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell affronted the media and other custodians of propriety by saying something common-sensical. On Oct. 23, 2010, he said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for...