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Speech in America is fast, cheap and out of control

Of course a new conservative Supreme Court is more likely to make things worse than better. It might hold, for example, that it violates the...

Texas' bathroom bill debate shows a widening gap between liberal cities and the conservative state

For Ashley Smith, the idea of entering a men's restroom is absurd. The San Antonio architect and mother has long, sleek brown hair and often...

California Fights Back

In one overwrought tweet, he suggested that the federal government should cut all funding for UC Berkeley because a protest against a conservative guest speaker...

I'm a Republican and I don't like Hillary Clinton — but I'm voting for her

Simply put, he is not a Republican nor a conservative as we have understood those terms for decades. Instead, I will vote for Hillary Clinton...

Prominent Democrats to meet California delegates for breakfast ...

Several big names in Democratic politics will join the 551 California delegates at the Democratic National Convention for breakfast thi...and more »...

'Firing squad' comment draws Clinton campaign rebuke

Al Baldasaro, right, a New Hampshire state representative who appeared often at Donald Trump events this year, told a radio interviewer Wednesday that "Hillary Clinton...

Senate candidate hits Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter

But in an odd scheduling decision, Donald Trump decided to call into Fox News at the same time, meaning viewers of the conservative news channel...

Chris Christie, passed over as Trump's VP pick, makes appearance on convention floor

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has frequently criticized President Obama, calling his deferred action on immigration "unconstitutional." But McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on...

In middle of emotional plea on Benghazi, Donald Trump calls into Fox News

Patricia Smith, the mother of a State Department officer killed in Benghazi, delivered a searing, emotional speech about the death of her son on the...

The California delegation, all Trump supporters, will sit up front at the convention to help Republicans look united

But in an odd scheduling decision, Donald Trump decided to call into Fox News at the same time, meaning viewers of the conservative news channel...

GOP chair: Trump and Pence differ, but that's a sign of 'maturity'

Pence, a social conservative with a conventional political resume, is a "good juxtaposition" with Trump, Priebus said on CNN. "He's a different personality," he continued.

The GOP finally unveils its program for Cleveland. The goal: Make conventions great again!

Less than 24 hours before the opening gavel falls, the GOP announced the program for this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. As Paul Manafort,...

Chinese Americans for Trump arrive for GOP convention

Patricia Smith, the mother of a State Department officer killed in Benghazi, Libya, delivered a searing, emotional speech about the death of her son on...

Donald Trump's path to the presidency is narrow but not impossible

But in an odd scheduling decision, Donald Trump decided to call into Fox News at the same time, meaning viewers of the conservative news channel...

Voter voices: Sanders supporters say not so fast on anointing Clinton as the presumptive nominee

Actor Jonathan Daniel Brown began tweeting this morning that he was not listed on the official roll at his Los Angeles polling place and that...

Voter voices: 'I didn't think about staying home'

Actor Jonathan Daniel Brown began tweeting this morning that he was not listed on the official roll at his Los Angeles polling place and that...

The economic recovery just turned 7, and here's why it feels so weak

“We've come a long way from the bottom of 2009,” said David Shulman, senior economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast. “But compared to the historical...

Assembly kills bill to give California farmworkers overtime pay

Ritchie says she's backing Del Beccaro because he's the "only true conservative" in the race. For weeks, Jeff Belle of Walnut Creek has positioned himself...

Senate hopeful Tom Del Beccaro is forging his own version of the California GOP

As he hopes to place in the top two candidates and advance to a general election, he is a fixture on conservative talk radio stations...

For Cirque, Disney and others, does standing up for LGBT rights require ethical acrobatics?

Cirque's critics, many of whom were from libertarian and conservative media outlets, pointed out that in September, the company is scheduled to bring its popular...

Patt Morrison asks: Ronald Reagan political guru Stuart Spencer

And if you're conservative, then you've got to have conservative solutions to those problems. If you're a Democrat, you should have more liberal solutions to...

Earnest UC Irvine student seeks to shake up the Republican Party

But UC Irvine student Peter Van Voorhis refuses to believe it. “I'm a 20-year-old Republican ... “Social and fiscal conservatism are what I stand for,”...

Thanks to Facebook's 'trending topics' problem, conservatives suddenly believe in unconscious bias. Is that a good ...

But it ended up revealing as much about conservative thought as it did about social media. It turns out that ... In the wake of...

California Gov. Jerry Brown backs Kamala Harris for US Senate

Jerry Brown backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate. Gov. Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli ... Sanchez also failed to land the state Democratic Party endorsement in...

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Alexander Soros, son of billionaire investor George Soros, also chipped in $1 million. The group spent around ... Trump, speaking at the gun lobbying group's...

Professors are overwhelmingly liberal. Do universities need to change hiring practices?

As graduation tents go up on campuses around the country, some are claiming that the tent of American higher education is not big enough. Citing...

Democrats rally behind gun control bills on eve of vote

The speaker said he isn't worried that having the gun control initiative on the ballot may draw conservative voters to the polls to the detriment...

Angels' Garrett Richards opts for stem-cell therapy instead of surgery

If stem-cell therapy, which Eppler termed a "conservative care route," doesn't work, Richards, 27, could have surgery in July and be ready for 2018. "He...

NBC plays it safe for the fall, launching three new shows

NBC is taking a conservative approach to the launch of the 2016-17 TV season, adding just three new series — including a new sitcom starring...

Loretta Sanchez touts votes against Iraq War and Wall Street bailout in new TV ads

Harris' ads focus on her record as California's attorney general and feature Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth ... Assemblyman Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) introduced AB 1200...

"He is a man of faith, a family man, he loves his country," she said.

"He is a man of faith, a family man, he loves his country," she said.Richard Alvarez, a Republican delegate from San Diego County, fears that...

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Day 2 wraps as Fiorina makes final pitch for Cruz campaign

I ran because we need a fighter, I ran because we need a constitutional conservative, and I checked the box for Ted Cruz,” Fiorina said.

Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed

By 10:15 p.m., the bedlam had largely subsided and Lt. Mark Stichter of the Orange County sheriff's department said no major injuries were reported. Costa...

Can Stephen Colbert get his 'Late Night' groove back?

Highlights have included Colbert's moving interview with Vice President Joe Biden, who opened up about the death of his son Beau, his Catholic faith and...

Donald Trump calls Cruz-Kasich deal corrupt

Donald Trump portrayed rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich as weak, pathetic and corrupt on Monday as he denounced their state-by-state deal to try to...

Ken Ilgunas' 'Trespassing across America' on the 1700-mile route of the Keystone XL pipeline

His 2013 book, "Walden on Wheels," was a well-received account of getting his master's degree at Duke University while living out of a van in...

Not everyone in Bakersfield is a Trump-supporting xenophobe, readers say

An article on Monday that led off with the quote “I don't like Mexicans” from a Donald-Trump supporting resident of Oildale elicited a strong reaction...

Nick Tropeano recalled from minors to fill spot in Los Angeles Angels' rotation

Nick Tropeano signed a lease for an apartment in Salt Lake City this week. He and fellow ... Manager Mike Scioscia said that the Angels...

Cruz wins Wisconsin, complicating Trump's path to the nomination

Scott Walker, a onetime presidential rival, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, and turned off many by insulting the looks of Cruz's wife, Heidi, in...

California politics updates: Gov. Jerry Brown signs expansion of paid family leave, calls Ted Cruz's ideas 'lame'

The law signed by Brown boosts that to 70% of the salary of those making minimum wage and slightly more, and 60% of salary for...

Brexit would hurt US

The early polls suggest that not only the Conservative government, but the whole country, is split. The mood is ... The bright vision of a...

Monday's TV Highlights: 'Bates Motel' on A&E

Blindspot Zapata (Audrey Esparza) goes undercover after the team receives a tip that leads them to investigate a death row case, while Jane (Jaimie Alexander)...

Nancy Reagan dies in Los Angeles at 94: Former first lady was President Reagan's closest advisor

Life improved when her mother met Dr. Loyal Davis, a divorced neurosurgeon from Chicago and a staunch conservative. ... During her husband's second term in...

Nancy Reagan dies at 94; influential former first lady

Life improved when her mother met Dr. Loyal Davis, a divorced neurosurgeon from Chicago and a staunch conservative. ... During her husband's second term in...

Alabama Supreme Court quashes conservative revolt against gay marriage

Chief Justice Roy Moore, a Christian conservative who has repeatedly spoken out against same-sex unions, wrote that previous state orders barring gay marriage in Alabama...

LACMA gets gravity-defying John Lautner-designed home featured in 'The Big Lebowski'

The architect John Lautner — Frank Lloyd Wright disciple, iconoclast and reluctant Angeleno — produced a number of strikingly unorthodox, gravity-defying houses in the decades...

Essential Politics: Debates matter and some New Hampshire perspective

He set the scene with one of the more moderate GOP Senate candidates talking about favoring a path to legal status for people in the...

Critics' Picks: Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2016

entertainment, arts and culture critics choose the week's most noteworthy openings, new releases, ongoing events and places to go in and around Southern California.

Doctors back legalized pot initiative, campaign cash rolls in

Jerry Brown, Newsom seems sure that they're coming. Of the reported amount, $6 million was .... Jerry Brown signed an overhaul of California's initiative process...

Who are the Americans freed by Iran?

“This has been an answer to prayer," Abedini's wife, Naghmeh, said in a statement released by the American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative...