Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:30:02 -0700Copyright: ©2016 Los Angeles Times
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:30:00 PDT(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:25:00 PDT
With polls showing a tightening presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is playing defense against third-party candidates to keep them from widening Donald Trump’s path to victory.
Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein are drawing enough support, particularly from...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:20:00 PDT
Brushing aside White House warnings about national security, Congress moved decisively Wednesday to override a presidential veto — for the first time in the Obama administration — of a bill that will allow 9/11 families to sue the Saudi Arabian government for damages.
Supporters say it will give...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:05:00 PDT
Congress was poised to avert a government shutdown after the Senate approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday, following a tentative deal on emergency funds for victims of the water crisis in Flint, Mich.
Final votes in the House were expected late Wednesday evening before funds for the government...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 PDT
Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday threatened to suspend U.S. cooperation with Russia concerning the conflict in Syria, following heavy Russian and Syrian airstrikes on civilian neighborhoods in the divided city of Aleppo.
The warning signaled growing frustration and anger in the Obama...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT
Former U.S. Solicitor Gen. Donald B. Verrilli Jr., who successfully defended President Obama’s healthcare plan before the Supreme Court, is joining the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Verrilli, 59, will lead the firm’s new Washington office.
“This firm has an extraordinary reputation,...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:50:00 PDT
One of the suspicious objects turned out to be a typewriter. Another was a bundle of cardboard tubes from rolls of paper towels. There was a battery charger. A discarded modem. A stool. An empty suitcase.
Then there was the strange object found on 27th Street that was made out of a pressure cooker....(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Donald Trump sought to evoke Ronald Reagan from his first answer in the presidential debate, but as he has throughout the campaign, he left out Reagan’s elemental quality: optimism.
In Trump’s words Monday night, American jobs “are being stolen from us,” blacks and Latinos are “living in hell”...(image)
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Chelsea Nunnenkamp is the kind of party loyalist who bleeds Republican red.
She started walking precincts and stuffing envelopes for GOP candidates at age 15. During high school, she kept a poster of Ronald Reagan above her bed.
But come November, for the first time ever, she may vote for a third-party...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:25:00 PDT
If Donald Trump was concerned or contrite after his widely panned debate performance, there was no sign of it Tuesday as he resumed his attack on a former Miss Universe and blamed the moderator and a faulty microphone for repeatedly throwing him on the defensive.
While Hillary Clinton took a victory...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:15:00 PDT
When Hillary Clinton told the 84 million people watching the presidential debate how Donald Trump disparaged Alicia Machado’s weight and ethnicity during her tenure as Miss Universe, the former beauty queen, watching at home in Los Angeles, began to cry.
Then she began to tweet: first a message...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:00:00 PDT
Here’s a theory: It’d sure be easier for politicians to get away with flip-flops if there weren’t a bunch of their old tweets lying around like crime-scene DNA.
Check out this exchange from Monday night’s presidential debate.
HILLARY CLINTON: “Donald Trump thinks climate change is a hoax perpetrated...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:50:00 PDT
The contentious first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump lived up to its high ratings expectations, delivering the largest-ever TV audience for a presidential debate.
The audience for Monday’s matchup for the ad-supported broadcast and cable networks as well as PBS reached...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:05:00 PDT
Moderator Lester Holt warned viewers at the beginning of Monday’s presidential debate that there wouldn’t be enough time to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump every pressing question.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:20:00 PDT
Faced with a week’s-end deadline to keep government funds flowing, the Senate on Tuesday blocked a stopgap spending measure amid partisan fighting over aid to victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis.
But both sides predicted a government shutdown was unlikely, and final passage was still expected...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:25:00 PDT
Iowans in the capital of this battleground state watched the first presidential debate with the intensity of fans at a Super Bowl game.
The state’s residents and its six electoral votes are crucial in the 2016 race for the White House, where polls show a tight race in a state that went for President...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
Linda Gravelle stared into the hearse. Thirty seconds went by and she lifted her camera, wanting to remember the moment.
“Wow,” she whispered. “So beautiful.”
But it wasn’t a departed loved one that gripped her attention. It was a small, horse-drawn carriage from 1832 — one of several early-model...(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:00:00 PDT
The answer is apparently not blowing in the wind. At least not in Wyoming. At least not for the state’s Republican-led Legislature, which has spent months looking for ways to close a multimillion-dollar gap in the state budget.
Roiled by declining revenue from the trifecta of fossil fuels – oil,...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:30:00 PDTTimes journalists are annotating these excerpts. If you see a passage highlighted in yellow, you can click on it to see what we have to say about it. You can also highlight passages and leave your own comments. On trade and economic policy CLINTON: Well, I think that trade is an important issue....(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:15:00 PDT
Donald Trump left the protective bubble of his partisans on Monday and learned a well-established truth about campaigns: The rhetoric that draws rapturous applause at rallies doesn’t play as well in the outside world.
The Trump onstage Monday was the Trump seen every day in his campaign. He used...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:30:00 PDTThe first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was one of the most anticipated skirmishes in presidential history. It didn't disappoint. Monday's feisty showdown took on a sprawling range of topics, from free trade to Islamic State to the controversial policing tactic stop-and-frisk....(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:30:00 PDT
Unexpected technical errors gave the Monday night presidential debate watch party at the Crest Westwood Theater the feel of a student A/V club production gone horribly wrong.
When Donald Trump’s lips were moving, students would hear Hillary Clinton speaking. When it was Clinton’s turn to talk,...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:05:00 PDT
Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of self-dealing and racism and he attacked her long political record as empty and ineffectual as the two rivals bared their deep personal dislike Monday in a slashing and sharply pointed first presidential debate.
The two differed — among many issues — over...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:35:00 PDT
Polls show the presidential race tightening, helping to justify some of the unusual hype surrounding Monday’s initial debate between the two candidates. Here are a few things we learned:
1. Hillary Clinton wants to make the election all about Donald Trump.
She attacked him early and often, accusing...(image)
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:40:00 PDT
One of the longest-running debates between Donald Trump and fact-checkers in the race is this: Did he support the war in Iraq? In Monday’s debate, he held firm.
“I did not support the war in Iraq,” he said after Clinton raised the issue. Moderator Lester Holt weighed in, saying the record showed...(image)