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  • ** FILE ** Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, Calif. addresses the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., September 5, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

    Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to run for governor, but not against Jerry Brown

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in an interview this week that there is no doubt he will run for governor, as long as it's not against fellow Democrat Jerry Brown.

  • Trucks wait in long lines to load at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Crippling strike at L.A. ports ends; deal reached

    Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation's largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars in cargo across the country.

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    Mayors stand up to striking teachers

    As the Chicago teachers strike drags on, clear battle lines are emerging, with big-city mayors — including prominent Democrats — rallying to the side of Rahm Emanuel in his bitter showdown with organized labor.

  • Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, 2012. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's party says no to God

    The most memorable moment of the Democratic National Convention was when the delegates denied God three times from the convention floor. It was the latest blunder in an Obama re-election effort that increasingly looks like it doesn't have a prayer.

  • Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Convention head Villaraigosa blames delegates in ugly platform fight at DNC

    Furiously trying to paper over a platform battle that muddied the party's message and forced President Obama to intervene, Democratic National Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa said the anger and confusion over the way he managed a vote restoring passages on God and Jerusalem as Israel's capital to the platform Wednesday was the fault of unhappy delegates who failed to object to his ruling.

  • Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa calls for a vote to amend the platform at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, 2012. (Associated Press)

    CURL: A game changer, in three minutes

    In just three short minutes, Democrats handed the 2012 election to Republican Mitt Romney.

  • **FILE** Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (The Washington Times)

    Dems managing expectations for upcoming convention

    Four years after the "hope and change" euphoria of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, party leaders said Sunday to expect a more sober gathering in Charlotte, N.C., this week.

  • Inside Politics: L.A. mayor says GOP can’t ‘just trot out a brown face’

    The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Latino voters won't work.

  • **FILE** Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    L.A. mayor: Bypass states on No Child Left Behind education waivers

    California has decided against applying for a waiver from No Child Left Behind, but local officials in the Golden State still want relief from the widely maligned, decade-old law.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, a Los Angeles police officer looks at tents set up outside Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles. Occupy LA, a 485-tent camp surrounding City Hall downtown, has marched to a different beat in its drum circle. Protesters, police and city officials early on established a relationship based on dialogue instead of dictate. As camps in other cities degenerated into unrest and led to mass arrests, Occupy LA has remained largely a bastion of peaceful pot smokers with city leaders determined that Los Angeles would emerge from the shadow of Rodney King once and for all. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Occupy LA stands out for camp-city cooperation

    When Occupy LA demonstrators recently proclaimed a downtown intersection "our street," police watched as annoyed drivers honked horns and tried to maneuver around gyrating protesters. Officers only moved in after the third intersection takeover — telling protesters they had to quit or face arrest. The activists turned around and marched back to camp chanting slogans.

  • Construction officials and media get a view July 17, 2011, of the first vehicles on southbound Interstate 405 as they approach the Mulholland Drive bridge (in foreground) as demolition of a portion of the bridge is completed before noon in Los Angeles. (Associated Press/Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. commuters return to Monday morning grind

    A major Los Angeles freeway construction shutdown and breathless warnings of "Carmageddon" gridlock were in the rearview mirror Monday morning for motorists heading into the four-hour commuter rush.

  • Illustration: Unions and Democrats by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    OSORIO: Democrats diverging from unions

    Government employee unions have long been one of the Democratic Party's most loyal and dedicated constituencies. For years, Democratic politicians have supported public employee unions' agenda of increased government spending, leading to more government jobs and thus, more potential union members.

  • Ariz. official dares L.A. to stage boycott

    The spat over Arizona's new immigration law expanded Tuesday as a state official dared Los Angeles to follow through on its new boycott by agreeing to give up the 25 percent of electricity the city gets from Arizona sources.

  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

    Arizona dares L.A. to carry out boycott

    The spat over Arizona's new immigration expanded Tuesday as a state official dared the city of Los Angeles to follow through on its new boycott by agreeing to give up the 25 percent of electricity that city gets from Arizona sources.

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