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Is Los Feliz Neighborhood association victory over Live Nation a harbinger of community clout?

Is Los Feliz Neighborhood association victory over Live Nation a harbinger of community clout?

; Credit: Brian Indrelunas/Flickr It was a powerful statement for LA residents who feel powerless: A city council committee voted 4-to-1 for the incumbent against a new operator for the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. A Department of Recreation and Parks committee had unanimously recommended the company Live Nation over the present operator, Nederlander, but […]

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP It was a big weekend for Republican presidential hopefuls as they hunkered down in Iowa for Congressman Steve King and conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s  Freedom Summit, and then here in […]

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP It was a big weekend for Republican presidential hopefuls as they hunkered down in Iowa for Congressman Steve King and conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s  Freedom Summit, and then here in […]

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP It was a big weekend for Republican presidential hopefuls as they hunkered down in Iowa for Congressman Steve King and conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s  Freedom Summit, and then here in […]

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls get face time at weekend events in California & Iowa

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 2011.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP It was a big weekend for Republican presidential hopefuls as they hunkered down in Iowa for Congressman Steve King and conservative advocacy group Citizens United’s  Freedom Summit, and then here in […]

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Over 12 million acres of Alaskan land to be protected as “wilderness”

Denali National Park Preserve in interior Alaska. The White House announced Sunday President Obama will propose to set aside more than 12 million acres in Alasaka’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, blocking future prospects of oil drilling in the region. President Obama has proposed designating over 12 million acres of land in Alaska’s National […]

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Anti-abortion advocates stage a ‘die-in’ protest at Lafayette Square near the White House January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a written statement on Tuesday, the Obama administration denounced a GOP-backed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and suggested the President would veto H. R. 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if […]

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Can Republicans win by losing on an abortion vote?

Anti-abortion advocates stage a ‘die-in’ protest at Lafayette Square near the White House January 21, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a written statement on Tuesday, the Obama administration denounced a GOP-backed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and suggested the President would veto H. R. 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act if […]

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images While not illegal, the recent invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Speaker of the House John […]

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

Israel’s Prime Minister invited to speak to Congress without White House approval

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images While not illegal, the recent invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Speaker of the House John […]