Nancy Pelosi Voted House Minority Leader

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California was elected by Democrats as House minority leader (Creative Commons)

Democrats elected the former Speaker of the House by a vote of 150-43.



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Michael Bennet Defeats Tea Party Candidate Ken Buck In Colorado

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The Denver Post declared Bennet the winner Wednesday morning.



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Sestak, Toomey Tied In Race To Pennsylvania Senate

Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey finished up campaigning in a statistical dead heat.



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John Boozman Unseats Blanche Lincoln To Win Arkansas Senate Race

Rep. John Boozman defeated Sen. Blanche Lincoln to win the Arkansas Senate seat Tuesday. (From John Boozman's Facebook page)

Lincoln could not overcome months of trailing in the polls.



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How Many Tea Party Senators Will There Be?

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Of the Tea Party-backed Senate candidates across the country, how many could win their races?



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Close Washington Senate Race Threatens Patty Murray

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Murray and her opponent, Dino Rossi, are fighting for votes in one of the nation's closest Senate races.



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Obama Confirms "Explosive Material" In Cargo Terror Scare

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Explosive devices were found on two planes from Yemen, Obama said.



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Chuck Schumer Tries To Help Harry Reid Save His Job

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Schumer, of New York, is working to secure Reid's re-election.



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Prop. 19 Targets Young Voters, Finds Backers Hesitant To Express Support

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Associate News Editor

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Supporters are more likely to show favor to the proposition when not asked by a live person.



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Whitman Says Housekeeper Should Be Deported

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The gubernatorial candidate employed Nicky Diaz for nine years.



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Whitman Faces Six Percent Chance Of Winning

The Republican candidate is likely to lose the gubernatorial race.



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Republicans Expected To Win House, Gain In Senate

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Democrats try to take back control in the last week before Election Day.



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How Is The 'Enthusiasm Gap' Affecting Early Voting?

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Are Republicans or Democrats more enthusiastic in early voting?



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Boxer V. Fiorina: Carly Not Losing Hope

Carly Fiorina wants to make one thing clear: just because she is losing in the polls does not mean she has lost hope for Republican triumph in California.

Fiorina said Sunday she is prepared for the state's voters to "make up their own minds" and make national news on Nov. 2 by electing her over three-term incumbent Barbara Boxer.



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Brown V. Whitman: Candidates Rally Voters Of Color

Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman campaigned to various minority groups over the weekend, in an effort to secure important votes with nearly one week until Election Day.



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Tea Party Express Tour Hits Pasadena

Tea Party Express supporters at a rally in Pasadena (Taylor Freitas)

Supporters of the conservative group gathered for an evening of speeches and musical performances.



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The Details Of Obama's Rally At USC On Friday

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A rally-goer's guide to Friday's Democratic rally in Los Angeles.



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Brown V. Whitman: Candidates Tied In New Poll

Race for California

Brown and Whitman both have 46 percent of the vote, according to a new poll.



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Boxer V. Fiorina: Fundraising, Polls Get Closer

The Scramble For The Senate

Both candidates raised about $6 million between July and September.



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Boxer V. Fiorina: Fiorina Targeted By Women's Groups, Boxer Launches New Ad

Boxer and Fiorina continue to battle for the Latino vote.



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Boxer V. Fiorina, Today In California's Senate Race, Oct. 11

Fiorina gives it her best shot (of tequila), while Boxer accepts an endorsement from the VFW.



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Fast Food Returns To Military Bases In Afghanistan

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Gen. David Petraeus allows fast-food restaurants to come back to military bases in Afghanistan.



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Fiorina Reaches Out To Latino Voters, Boxer Becomes A Target

Scramble for the Senate.

Fiorina tries to increase her appeal among Hispanic voters, while conservatives target Boxer.



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Liberals Plan Rally In D.C. On Saturday

Taylor Freitas
Associate News Editor

Tea Party rally (Creative Commons)

Organizers are hoping to attract 100,000 people.



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Boxer And Fiorina Battle It Out In Second Debate

Boxer and Fiorina trade blows in the race for the Senate.



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Meg Whitman Rallies Supporters In Hollywood

Meg Whitman speaks Wednesday afternoon in Hollywood. (Taylor Freitas)

Whitman hosted with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.



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Economists Predict Drop Soon In California's Unemployment

A panel at the UCLA Anderson Forecast presentation discusses how insurance costs have affected their businesses and employees

Experts warn rate will be in double digits until 2012.



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Los Angeles Residents Voice Their Frustrations With LAPD

A man holds an American and a Guatemalan flag during a community meeting in Westlake.

People from all around Los Angeles attended the LAPD community meeting in Westlake.



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Waters Asks For Charges To Be Made Public

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is requesting the House ethics committee make all charges against her public.

The California Democrat hopes to have her trial completed by November's midterm elections.



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L.A. Coliseum Commission Adopts New Regulations On Raves

Taylor Freitas

From raver to reformer, one man spoke about his past at Friday's L.A. Coliseum Commission meeting to end electronic music festivals in the future.



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Fremont High Reopens Months After LAUSD Shut It Down

Students and teachers voiced their concerns about the school's closure in December.

LAUSD closed down the struggling South L.A. school in December.  



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L.A. Residents Make Gulf Oil Spill Local With Weekly Protests

SLIDESHOW and VIDEO: Activist groups protested BP, ARCO gas stations and plan to make their meet-ups weekly.



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U.S. Announces New Airport Security Measures

The new system aims to reduce the number of passengers pulled aside at security checkpoints.

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Sex Scandals Rock the Vatican

A council headed by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, refused to discipline a priest who was suspended in March.

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Healthcare Summit Big On Promises, Short On Results

After a day of partisan bickering, Thursday's healthcare summit between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders of both parties seemed to be without a winner or a loser, according to analysts.

Though Democrats and Republicans failed to come to an agreement on healthcare legislation, the summit provided an opportunity for members of both parties to discuss possible solutions for a troubled system.


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Obama Pledges Billions to Build New Nuclear Reactors

The two reactors would be the first built in the U.S. in three decades.

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