KAL’s cartoon: this week, pointing the finger.
Brown calls for the immediate release of a cheaper, but less environmentally friendly, blend of gasoline in an effort to bring down pump prices.
The incumbent defeats Henrique Capriles to win another six-year term despite growing dissatisfaction with economic woes and rising crime.
Courts block Republicans’ voter ID laws – for now
Judges suspend new state laws requiring voter ID for the Nov. 6 election but leave the door open for them in the future.
Consultant’s profile rises quickly on L.A.’s political landscape
John Thomas, 27, has drawn praise for skills that benefit his candidates, who are mostly Republican. He is uncannily at ease advising people twice his age. But his tactics don’t win unanimous support.
With Cesar Chavez monument, Obama reaches out to Latinos
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Nuestra Reina de La Paz in Keene, Calif., on Monday as the president dedicates it as a national site.
Cash kitty! $$$$
total number of donations given to the top 20 recipients of campaign cash
From Up w/ Chris Hayes:
The graph above represents the total number of donations given to the top 20 recipients of campaign cash from the finance, insurance and real estate industries, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Of the nearly $73.6 million given to those 20 candidates, including President Obama and Mitt Romney, more than 70 percent, or $52 million, has gone to Republicans.
Legislative leaders agree to let the online retailer delay collecting taxes for a year, while it would drop its battle to overturn the state law. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he will support the plan.
painting of the day
#LA smog #Vintage LA
In 1953, smog gets so bad in the shadow of City Hall that pedestrians carry rags to wipe away tears. Scientists began collecting smog particles in the 1950s to analyze what was causing the haze. The primary culprit turns out to be automobiles, not factories.
Photo: City Hall, merely across the street, is dim as Marion E. Lent gropes her way to work. Credit: R.L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times
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