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  • L.A. mayor candidates tone it down for radio debate

     
    The leading candidates for L.A. mayor have dialed up their rhetoric as a March 5 primary draws closer, but they are still little known to a large number of voters in the city and remain determined to make a good first impression....
  • Despite Efficient Cars, Savings at Pump Elusive

     
    Despite reduced gasoline consumption, higher prices at the pump mean Americans are finding themselves with less money to spend elsewhere. That's according to a pair of reports issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned......
  • Headed for May 21 runoff, Greuel gets influential labor backing

     
    Standing aside L.A. trash collectors and machinists, mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel accepted the endorsement of a powerful city workers union the morning after she won a spot in the May 21 runoff....
  • Greuel, Garcetti in May mayor's runoff; 3 council seats undecided

     
    City Councilman Eric Garcetti edged past Controller Wendy Greuel in Tuesday's primary election, emerging as the top vote-getter in one of the lowest turnouts in memory, moving the race to a May runoff between the City Hall veterans. Garcetti received........
  • 2013 State of the Union: Date, time, channels for President Obama address

     
    Updated Feb. 11, 2013, 3:45pm CT President Barack Obama will be delivering the 2013 State of the Union address — the fourth of his time in office, and the first of his second term as president — to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb....
  • L.A. mayor's race: SEIU, a key city union, endorses Wendy Greuel

     
    The SEIU 721, one of the city's most powerful public employee unions, Wednesday endorsed City Controller Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles, consolidating her backing by influential labor groups as she faces Councilman Eric Garcetti in the May 21......
  • Garcetti accuses DWP union of trying to buy election for Greuel

     
    As the union representing L.A. Dept. of Water and Power employees plowed hundreds of thousands of dollars into their independent effort to elect Wendy Greuel mayor, contender Eric Garcetti alleged Friday that the union was trying to buy Tuesday’s...
  • Tonight: State of the Union, ‘Cliffhanger,’ ‘Justified,’ Westminster best in show

     
    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will rearrange Tuesday prime time. The speech is scheduled to start at 9 on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg. There will be responses by Sen....
  • Obama draws 33.5 million with State of the Union; Fox News, CNN split wins

     
    President Barack Obama pulled in 33.5 million viewers with his State of the Union Tuesday night. Nielsen Media Research counted viewers on 16 channels. Obama was down from his performance last year when 37.8 million watched. But the president has been...
  • State of the Union tops Tuesday; how did Obama, Rubio fare?

     
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address. Photo credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Barack Obama and the State of the Union were the top draws Tuesday in Central Florida television. The president drew 465,00...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Is it time for Illinois to retire public pensions?

     
    Following up on my email dialogue on pensions last week with a spokesman for unionized state workers, this week I’m corresponding with Kristina Rasmussen, executive vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think-tank based in...
  • Teachers union to vote on aggressive stand against Deasy policies

     
    The Los Angeles teachers union has scheduled an April vote for an initiative that would, if passed, call for a more aggressive posture against the leadership of the L.A. Unified School District. The goal is to get a majority of......