Ken Rudin http://kttz.org en Why Don't We Pay (More/Any) Attention To Los Angeles Mayoral Elections? http://kttz.org/post/why-dont-we-pay-moreany-attention-los-angeles-mayoral-elections <em><strong>Horace Greeley</strong></em> may have suggested at one point that going west might be a good idea, but he probably wouldn't be happy to see what's going on with Los Angeles as of late. The Dodgers are in last place in the National League West, the Angels are hovering near the bottom of the American League West, and the Lakers' appearance in the playoffs was brutally short. Tue, 21 May 2013 18:36:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 24889 at http://kttz.org Why Don't We Pay (More/Any) Attention To Los Angeles Mayoral Elections? Monday Was All About Obama. Now All He Needs Is A Cabinet. http://kttz.org/post/monday-was-all-about-obama-now-all-he-needs-cabinet The day had history and symbolism written all over it: the inauguration of President <em><strong>Barack Obama</strong></em>, coming on the very day the nation was honoring the birth of Dr. <em><strong>Martin Luther King Jr.</strong></em><p>The pomp, the ceremony, the speech, the festivities, the parade, the emotions, the hugs, the tears. It's all part of America's finest moment, and yesterday was no exception.<p>But that was yesterday. That "era of good feelings," all one day of it, is about to be replaced by the need to get things done. Improving a stuttering economy. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:25:45 +0000 Ken Rudin 17967 at http://kttz.org Monday Was All About Obama. Now All He Needs Is A Cabinet. John Boehner Has Been Up And Down And Up Again. Where Is He Now? http://kttz.org/post/john-boehner-has-been-and-down-and-again-where-he-now As <em><strong>John Boehner</strong></em> finally got the votes to put him over the top, and his re-election as Speaker of the House became official, one had to wonder what was going on in <em><strong></strong></em> his mind.<p>If Boehner has had a rough two years in trying to keep his fellow Republicans on the same page in their battles with <em><strong>President Obama</strong></em>, he endured a miserable couple of weeks in the lead up to the fiscal cliff agreement. His dealings with Obama went nowhere. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 17145 at http://kttz.org John Boehner Has Been Up And Down And Up Again. Where Is He Now? Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2012 http://kttz.org/post/remembering-those-who-left-us-2012 In political terms, 2012 was not the greatest of years. We witnessed an ugly, personal, petty, and often childish presidential election. Living in a "battleground" or "swing" state often meant being bombarded 24/7 by an incessant barrage of negative campaign commercials. And just as we were finally emerging from the campaign, we ended the year with an unfathomable tragedy, the gunning down of 20 children at an elementary school in Connecticut.<p>But before we enter the new year with new dread, it's time to stop and remember those voices in the world of politics we lost. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:08:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 16537 at http://kttz.org Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2012 Both Sides Itching For A Confirmation Fight Over Susan Rice http://kttz.org/post/both-sides-itching-confirmation-fight-over-susan-rice The election was over. As <em><strong>President Obama</strong></em> faced the press in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, the anger and bitterness of his long battle with <em><strong>Mitt Romney</strong></em> seemed to have faded. Unlike President <em><strong>George W. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Ken Rudin 14714 at http://kttz.org Both Sides Itching For A Confirmation Fight Over Susan Rice