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With Rice bowing out of the running for Secretary of State, who will succeed Clinton?

With Rice bowing out of the running for Secretary of State, who will succeed Clinton?

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice leaves following a General Assembly vote granting Palestinians non-member observer status on November 29, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Last week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice officially withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Once her name began to be floated, Republicans […]

Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration; who will succeed Clinton?

Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration; who will succeed Clinton?

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria on May 30, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Current Secretary of State […]

Assemblyman Mike Gatto hopes Article 5 can overturn Citizens United

Assemblyman Mike Gatto hopes Article 5 can overturn Citizens United

Laird Monahan stands on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial next to a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Plenty of people were unhappy with the […]

Michigan faces union opposition to right-to-work legislation

Michigan faces union opposition to right-to-work legislation

Protesters gather for a rally outside the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. The crowd is protesting right-to-work legislation passed last week. Michigan could become the 24th state with a right-to-work law next week. Rules required a five-day wait before the House and Senate vote on each other’s bills; lawmakers are scheduled […]

What’s next for space exploration?

What’s next for space exploration?

The SpaceX Dragon capsule in the grip of the robotic arm of the International Space Station (ISS) during a May 2012 test run. A fully-stocked Dragon will lift off tonight from Cape Canaveral on SpaceX’s first official ISS supply mission. SoCal local Joseph Acaba is an Inglewood-born astronaut with quite a career under his belt. […]

The Dodgers looking Yankee-esque in their shopping spree

The Dodgers looking Yankee-esque in their shopping spree

Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 5-1 win overr the San Francisco Giants to end their season at Dodger Stadium on October 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images What a difference a year makes. In a calendar year, the Los Angeles Dodgers went from a team with a reviled owner and a […]

SCOTUS to hear Prop 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases

SCOTUS to hear Prop 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases

(L-R) Same-sex couples Kate Baldridge, Elizabeth Chase, Joe Alfano and Frank Capley look on during a demonstration outside of the Phillip Burton Federal Building on in San Francisco, California. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take on a case involving same-sex marriage rights for the first time, announcing today that […]

FilmWeek: Hyde Park on Hudson, Playing for Keeps, and more

FilmWeek: Hyde Park on Hudson, Playing for Keeps, and more

Actor Bill Murray, director Roger Michell, actress Olivia Williams, actress Laura Linney, and screenwriter Richard Nelson attend the “Hyde Park On Hudson” Premiere During The 50th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 13, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Peter Rainer […]

Who should be L.A.’s businessperson of the year?

Who should be L.A.’s businessperson of the year?

Co-Founder and Head of Product Design at Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaks onstage during Tesla Worldwide Debut of Model X on February 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Getty Images for Tesla Who is the best of the best in L.A. business? Los Angeles plays host to 14 Fortune 500 companies and an […]

APA makes significant updates to new diagnosis manual

APA makes significant updates to new diagnosis manual

Rachel Sorrow, at left, a transgender woman, attends a therapy session with Dr. Dan Karasic, a psychiatrist with the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, Friday, July 20, 2012. Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP The American Psychiatric Association has released approved changes to be published in the fifth […]