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Congress kicks off for GOP majorities: A test for both parties

Congress kicks off for GOP majorities: A test for both parties
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Members of the House of Representatives, many with their families, stand for the Pledge of Allegiance as they gather for the opening session of the 114th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. ; Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP The 114th United States Congress convenes today with a much different look than it […]

Rams owner wants to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood

Rams owner wants to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke addresses the media during a press conference at the Russell Training Center on January 17, 2012 in Earth City, Missouri. ; Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Football fans in Los Angeles haven’t had a team to call their own in over 20 years. The Raiders and Rams both relocated in […]

The liberal legacy of Mario Cuomo

The liberal legacy of Mario Cuomo

Ex-governor Mario Cuomo at the American Museum of Natural History on November 3, 2009 in New York City. ; Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images He served three terms as governor of New York; after seeing the state through so many of its most tempestuous times, he became a liberal icon and democratic rallying point. Last night, […]

New laws in 2015: What we’ll see from the California Legislature

New laws in 2015: What we’ll see from the California Legislature

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown on March 28, 2007 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images In 2014, the California Legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed more than 900 bills into law. The drought forced the Legislature into action and bills were passed to regulate groundwater for the […]

Ezell Ford autopsy results raise more questions

Ezell Ford autopsy results raise more questions

Tritobia Ford lights candles at a memorial for her son, Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, at the site where he was shot and killed by two LAPD officers in August, on December 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The long-awaited autopsy report, which was put on a security hold at the request […]

The economic outlook for 2015 and what it means to the political landscape

The economic outlook for 2015 and what it means to the political landscape

St. Jude patient, Mary Browder, age 11 and St. Jude National Outreach Director, Marlo Thomas check out shopping carts full of Kmart Fab 15 toys while on a shopping spree to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients as part of Kmart’s 11th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving fundraising campaign on December 15, 2014 […]

Filmweek: ‘Selma,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘American Sniper’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Selma,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘American Sniper’ and more

Lila Crawford stars as Little Red Riding Hood in “Into The Woods”; Credit: Into The Woods/Buena Vista Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Lael Loewenstein review this week’s releases, including “Selma,” “Into the Woods,” “American Sniper” and more. If you’d rather curl up at  home, we have the latest blu-ray and DVD […]

Future tense: Impact of Sony hack on the future of commerce, policy and culture

Future tense: Impact of Sony hack on the future of commerce, policy and culture

Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio “very much wanted to keep the picture in release.”; Credit: DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov The Sony breach started off as a piracy story. Five new movies from the studio were stolen by hackers and shared on the internet. The […]

Diversity explosion: The impact of America’s ethnic shift

Diversity explosion: The impact of America’s ethnic shift

The year 2011 marked a defining point in the changing demographic makeup of the US. It was the first time when more minority babies were born in the country than white babies. By 2020, the census expects that minorities will make up 40 percent of the US population. In “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics […]

Sony hack looms large over the President’s end-of-year press conference

Sony hack looms large over the President’s end-of-year press conference

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Obama is holding his last press conference of the year, and everyone is waiting to hear what he has to say on […]