Looking Back at the 1962 Gubernatorial Race : Debate: Edmund G. (Pat) Brown and ex-President’s former campaign manager discuss the election at Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace.

Thirty years after winning a bitter gubernatorial race against Richard M. Nixon, former California Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown on Saturday walked into the birthplace of his long-ago opponent and declared that the victory was “the greatest thrill I have ever had.” “I can remember when the returns came in, grabbing them and shaking my … Read more

Michelle Rhee, ‘a public school parent’?

Michelle Rhee, center, answers questions after delivering a speech to the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) SACRAMENTO — In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the … Read more

Obama explores Kansas family roots

The candidate was at a loss for words Tuesday, which in this campaign is a rare occurrence. Standing in a packed gym in wind-swept Midwest oil country, Barack Obama was trying to explain how he and the 72-year-old white woman in the audience, with her hair band and spangly blue cardigan, happen to be related. … Read more

Trump returns to Capitol Hill, whips up Republican lawmakers, a first meeting since Jan. 6 attack

Republican presidential candidate former President Trump speaks at a campaign rally Sunday in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press) Donald Trump made a triumphant return Thursday to Capitol Hill, whipping up House and Senate Republicans in his first meetings since the Jan.6, 2021, attacks, embraced by GOP lawmakers who find themselves newly energized by … Read more

Top manager of California’s largest water supplier accused of sexism and harassment

Adel Hagekhalil, general manager and chief executive of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, during a visit to the Weymouth Water Treatment Plant in La Verne in April 2023. The agency’s chief financial officer has alleged that Hagekhalil harassed, demeaned and sidelined her and created a hostile work environment. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles … Read more

U.S., Europe clear way for $50-billion Ukraine loan in deal that ties up Russian assets

President Biden arrives at the G-7 meeting in southern Italy on Thursday. (Sean Kilpatrick / Associated Press) The United States and European countries have agreed to lock up sanctioned Russian assets until Moscow pays reparations for its invasion of Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. The move clears the way for leaders to announce … Read more

Column: The abortion pill is safe. Is your uterus?

Demonstrators march near the Texas state Capitol in Austin following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. (Eric Gay / Associated Press) Huge sigh of relief. In a ruling that I happily admit surprised me, the Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the obvious: Women should have the right to safe medication abortions. But … Read more

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