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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S., July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Rick Gates, Former Top Campaign Aide To Trump, Pleads Guilty In Russia Investigation

Richard W. Gates III, who helped lead President Donald Trump’s campaign after making millions of dollars advising Ukraine’s pro-Kremlin government, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to the FBI, the latest former Trump aide to admit wrongdoing in the sprawling Russia investigation.

February 24, 2018
Clinton boards campaign plane on October 29, 2016

Moments After Learning Of Comey Letter, Clinton Was Calm And Cool

Her aides broke the news to Clinton when her plane landed in Cedar Rapids. If what they said troubled her, she was determined not to show it as she stepped onto the tarmac.

October 30, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) attend a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Don’t Let The ‘Aw, Shucks’ Fool You: Tim Kaine Is A Force For Clinton On Campaign Trail

“Oh my gosh,” Kaine said. “It was a dark and twisted journey through the mind of Donald Trump, a very scary place to be.” His voice took on a ghoulish tone, as if he were reading a ghost story to a child.

August 1, 2016
Supporters cheer as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S., May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Sanders Wins Oregon Primary While Clinton Claims Victory In Kentucky

Although Sanders has only a slim chance of winning the nomination at this point, he has vowed to continue his campaign until the convention in Philadelphia in July. Clinton currently leads Sanders among pledged delegates, 1,716 to 1,433.

May 18, 2016
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Donald Trump Does An About-Face On Abortion Comment

MILWAUKEE — Shortly after igniting a firestorm by saying that women who have illegal abortions should be punished, Donald Trump reversed his stance on the issue. In a new statement Wednesday, Trump said that only doctors who perform abortions would be punished if the procedure were outlawed by the federal government or Congress. “The doctor […]

March 31, 2016
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Clinton Connecting With Iowans

Hillary Clinton is one of American politics’ larger-than-life figures, having shared the White House when her husband was president and traveled the world as secretary of state.

January 8, 2016

To Encourage Californians To Conserve, A Tweak In Wording Can Help

Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.

July 5, 2015
Leftover snow has been proposed as one way to help California citizens weather the drought. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation via Flickr

Drought Inspires Creative Suggestions To Address Water Shortage

With the drought threatening every aspect of Californians’ lives — including how long they stay in the shower and what food they eat — a raft of creative ideas has been floated.

May 18, 2015
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California’s Push For Clean Energy Has A Problem: No Place To Store It

Peak demand for electricity rarely coincides with the brightest sunshine or the strongest winds, so finding a way to store clean power and deliver it when needed will be critical as California relies more on renewable energy.

March 25, 2015

Jerry Brown Plans Final Touches On Legacy As California Governor

Find out what’s next for California’s longest-serving governor.

November 6, 2014

Unions Remain A Crucial Backer Of California Governor’s Campaign

Labor politics are alive and well in the Golden State.

October 29, 2014

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the mansion, part of Pena’s two-day […]

August 26, 2014

Insurance Plan For Farm Workers Falls Short Of Obamacare Rules

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two landmark liberal health care achievements are on a collision course in California, and the result could be higher costs for taxpayers. Years ago, legendary activist Cesar Chavez helped create the first health insurance plan for farm workers who toiled for meager wages in California’s fields. The […]

May 27, 2014

Conservative California Website Quickly Stirs Controversy

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-profile contributors. The images, including a Photoshopped depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy […]

April 8, 2014