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L.A. County races to watch

Mon Nov 03, 2014

Today, voters in Los Angeles County have their share of important, competitive races that can help shift the direction of county, state and federal government. In Los Angeles County, voters have an opportunity to change the direction of two highly important and highly troubled offices. First is the Assessor’s Office. The la

Anaheim Mayoral Candidate Lorri Galloway on "You Decide: SoCal 2014"

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Lorri Galloway, running for mayor of Anaheim, discusses the city's relationship with the Angels and more with the OC Register's Brian Calle and Joseph Perkins on FOX 11 News. The show airs on FOX 11 every Friday at 10:30pm, leading up to the November election, and will feature various Southern California candidates, breaking down the big

Candidate Jeff Stone for State Senate on FOX 11's "You Decide: SoCal 2014"

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Jeff Stone, candidate for State Senate District 28, talks about immigration policy with the OC Register's Brian Calle and Joseph Perkins on FOX 11 News, pointing to the wave of immigrants from Central and South America over the summer and the pressing issues at our borders. The show airs on FOX 11 every Friday at 10:30pm, leading up to t

Congressional Candidate Elan Carr on FOX 11's "You Decide: SoCal 2014"

Fri Oct 31, 2014

District 33 Congressional Candidate Elan Carr talks education, public safety and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria with the Register's Brian Calle and Rory Cohen on FOX 11 News. The show airs on FOX 11 every Friday at 10:30pm, leading up to the November election, and will feature various Southern California candidates, brea

The Buzz: Voter turnout isn't only poll issue

Mon Oct 13, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed several bills this month intended to boost flagging voter engagement and participation. Among them is a measure sponsored by state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, allowing ballots postmarked by Election Day to be tallied. Currently – and until Jan. 1 – only ballots actually delivered to the

Editorial: America's biggest crisis is lack of confidence

Mon Oct 13, 2014

After the disappointments of the Bush years and the Obama years, many Americans aren’t sure where next to turn. Faith in Congress has collapsed. Faith in bureaucrats is nonexistent. Yet, the crises keep on coming. In a new Associated Press-GfK poll, more than half of respondents agreed that “Washington can do little to effect

Editorial: 'The dog ate my emails'

Mon Oct 13, 2014

“If I told you, I’d have to kill you.” It’s a phrase many of us use as a punch line, but we all recognize its origin. There are cases – especially when grave matters of national security are involved – where government secrecy trumps the general presumption that citizens of a free republic are entitled to know

Editorial: Pete Peterson for secretary of state

Fri Oct 10, 2014

Debra Bowen has underwhelmed during her nearly eight-year tenure as California’s secretary of state. And that’s not just our view. It also is the assessment of certain Democratic lawmakers in the Legislature, including a subcommittee chair with oversight of Ms. Bowen’s office. Fortunately, Ms. Bowen is not standing for

Timothy Spangler: Kenyan president on trial, as is International Criminal Court

Fri Oct 10, 2014

For the first time, a sitting head of state is in front of the International Criminal Court in the Hague this week to face trial for alleged crimes against humanity. Supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, have decried the proceeding as politically motivated and the charges as baseless, while prosecutors are complaining that Kenyan off

Joseph Perkins: More answers needed in prostitution scandal

Fri Oct 10, 2014

What did President Obama know and when did he know it? That’s the question raised by the explosive investigative report published Thursday by the Washington Post, suggesting a cover-up of White House involvement in a prostitution scandal during Mr. Obama’s April 2012 presidential junket to Cartagena, Colombia. The Pos

John R. Graham: Prop. 45 support dropping for a good reason

Mon Oct 06, 2014

Proposition 45, a ballot initiative that would give the state’s Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, power to determine insurance rates for millions of Californians, looked like a winner last summer. A Field poll conducted in June and July showed 69 percent in favor versus only 16 percent opposed. However, in August and September, the numbe

Harvey MacKay: Commitment necessary to find success

Mon Oct 06, 2014

If you want to excel at anything in life, you need to be committed. If you only want to be good enough to get by, then a commitment to excellence is not necessary. If you are committed to a cause, you don't need to tell anyone. They can tell from your actions. I often wonder how people can be happy or at peace with themselves if

Editorial: Obama's ISIS buck passing fits pattern

Mon Oct 06, 2014

What’s the saddest statistic of the political season? Here’s one contender: a Google search for the phrase “Obama ISIS buck pass” yields about 478,000 results. That’s what happens when a president makes comments like the ones Barack Obama made during an interview on “60 Minutes.” There, he haples

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The real reason winning the Senate matters

Fri Oct 03, 2014

WASHINGTON – You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s why. In midterms, it’s alright to be the party of no. The 2010 election, for example, was a referendum on the libe

Troy Senik: Third time would not be the charm for Romney

Thu Oct 02, 2014

According to the Washington Examiner’s Byron York – one of America’s finest political reporters – the buzz about a possible third Mitt Romney presidential campaign in 2016 is more than just idle chatter. York reported last week that the former Massachusetts governor is, indeed, talking with family and associates about the

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