Posts Tagged ‘political’

Former state Sen. Kevin de León will run to replace Jose Huizar on L.A. City Council

Former state Sen. Kevin de León is looking to shift his political base of operations to Los Angeles City Hall, by seeking the Eastside council seat being vacated by Councilman Jose Huizar. De León, who waged an unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen

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Trump administration recognizes Venezuela’s opposition leader as rightful president

The Trump administration took the unusual and provocative step Wednesday of recognizing the leader of the political opposition in Venezuela as the country’s legitimate president. The move comes as the Trump administration has sought ways to ramp up pressure on the socialist government of President…

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Even if the shutdown ends today, the IRS may not issue you a timely tax refund

This already was going to be a challenging year to fill out your federal tax returns after major tax-law changes took effect in 2018. Then the political dispute over the U.S.-Mexico border wall sent most Internal Revenue Service workers home last month. Now, with the government partially shut down…

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Global-Warming White, Offred Red and other 2019 Pantone Color of the Year picks that never were

It’s almost impossible to ignore the political subtext of Wednesday’s big reveal that Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral, described in the announcement as “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.” That’s because the health of the planet’s coral reefs…

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The sooner we build housing for homeless people, the sooner they can get off the sidewalk

Building housing is a long, slow affair. It’s even slower when developers are building housing for homeless people. Just cobbling together financing from myriad sources can take up to two years, and then there’s the permitting, the political haggling, the inevitable negotiations with neighbors….

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In a tumultuous election year, California sees a flood of complaints about alleged campaign law violations

California’s political watchdog agency is seeing a spike in allegations of campaign irregularities in what has been an especially contentious election year.

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Voters are already streaming to polls in record numbers, with both sides seeking clues on outcome

Voters across the country have been crowding into polling places and mailing in ballots in numbers rarely seen in an off-year election, pointing toward a possible record turnout for Tuesday’s contest and leaving operatives from across the political spectrum trying to read tea leaves to figure out…

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Voters are already streaming to polls in record numbers, with both sides seeking clues on outcome

Voters across the country have been crowding into polling places and mailing in ballots in numbers rarely seen in an off-year election, pointing toward a possible record turnout for Tuesday’s contest and leaving operatives from across the political spectrum trying to read tea leaves to figure out…

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Former Maldives president returns from exile to large crowds as democratic hopes rise

For two and a half years, former President Mohamed Nasheed watched from exile as his political allies and democratic activists were jailed and targeted by an increasingly authoritarian government on his island nation, the Maldives.

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California hasn’t mattered in national politics for a long time. Here’s why this Nov. 6 is different

California — big, bounteous, beautiful — is pretty much used to irrelevancy come election day. Sure, the state has produced many leaders of national import and helped countless more finance their political pursuits

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