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L.A. headaches hang over Garcetti’s White House ambitions

Sen. Kamala Harris, 53, isn’t the only relatively young California Democrat who’s seen as a potential fresh-faced alternative to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 68, or former Vice President Joseph Biden, 75, for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Los Angeles Mayor

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 11

Senate race competitive, but… VP Biden may be about to endorse the frontrunner More on lawmaker giving Veteran of the Year award to her BF Dark money dip in CA AG wins big settlement against for-profit university Good morning! Happy Monday.

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How much does Sanchez’s House experience matter in the Senate?

Loretta Sanchez spent much of her time at the California Democratic convention last weekend trying to persuade the party faithful that her 19 years of experience in Congress makes her the best choice to replace Democrat Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. Unlike

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Protester booted from Biden speech

SAN JOSE — Barely through his introduction, Vice President Joe Biden was interrupted by a protester who was screaming that Beau Biden died from cell phone complications. Beau Biden, the vice president’s late son, died last may of brain cancer.

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Clinton crisis renews Brown buzz

With doubts swirling around the Democrats’ leading candidates for president, speculation has returned that Gov. Jerry Brown could enter the race. Even some analysts skeptical than he will jump in have suggested that, under the circumstances, he nonetheless should do so.

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USC Poll: Voters like Brown as governor, but favor Clinton for president

A new USC Dornsife poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown is as popular as ever — but voters want to keep him in California, not send him to the White House. With the economy improving, his “California is back” message playing well and

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Biden due in L.A. to tout minimum-wage hike — commuters, beware

Monday, Joe Biden was in Nevada touting a hike in the minimum wage as the key to fighting income inequality. Today, the vice president will be in Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcetti offering the same spiel before heading to

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Economy, DOW have stagnated for 15 years 34

Oct. 12, 2012 By John Seiler The evidence keeps rushing in that the U.S. and California economies have stagnated for about 15 years. Obviusly, there are bright spots, such Apple, Google and the other Silicon Valley nerd factories. But for

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The post-Constitution VP debate

Oct. 12, 2012 By John Seiler I watch debates differently. I look for how each candidate upholds the U.S. Constitution, which each has taken an oath to “preserve, protect and defend.” In the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul

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Polls show smarmy Biden loses VP debate 4

Oct. 12, 2012 Katy Grimes: I couldn’t decide if Vice Presidential incumbent Joe Biden was manic during the VP debate last evening, or just being condescending and rude to intimidate challenger Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Rude, condescending, and just weird,

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