How South Dakota Voters Won a Power Struggle With G.O.P. Legislators

The state roundly rejected a proposal, meant to block Medicaid expansion, that would have reduced voters’ ability to direct policy. It was just the latest clash between voters and state legislatures.

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San Francisco and Los Angeles Send Democrats and the Nation a Message on Crime

The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice.

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6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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Rick Caruso’s Law-and-Order Campaign for Los Angeles Mayor

Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message.

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Rick Caruso’s Wild Promises for Los Angeles

In the L.A. race for mayor, Rick Caruso’s aggressive promises would be hard to keep.

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Just How Liberal Is California? The Answer Matters to Democrats Everywhere.

If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.

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Rick Caruso Jumps Into Los Angeles Mayor’s Race

The longtime civic leader fits the profile of successful power brokers in the city’s past. Will that kind of résumé succeed in the present?

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Robberies. Drought. Tent Camps. Los Angeles’s Next Mayor Faces a Litany of Crises.

The city’s unease could prove pivotal next year, when Los Angeles will elect a new mayor in a contest that civic leaders say will have the highest stakes in decades.

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