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Cathleen Decker
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Hillary Clinton does something still pretty unusual, even in the era of Obama--talks bluntly about race in America and every American's need to confront their own views. She also took on gun control in what was one of her best speeches, writing and delivery-wise.

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It don't take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Or which voters Hillary Clinton was aiming at on Saturday, as she made her official big-speech entrance into the 2016 presidential race. 

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Millions were spent, and after one of the nastiest Democrat-on-Democrat battles of late, the candidate backed by organized labor fell to the candidate who ran against it. Latest state politics column. See more at www.latimes.com/decker.

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As California tiptoes toward a civil war over the drought, farmers are trying to make their case: we're not the bad guys.

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A quick analysis of Hillary Clinton's 2015 announcement, compared to the last one, which didn't end up all that well. Snapshot: She stayed in the background as her own presidential campaign became official.

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In blue California, not all is cozy under the Democratic tent. In the East Bay, a Senate race is testing whether unions retain their hold on legislators or if a different shade of Democrat is acceptable.

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A poll question that offered a great excuse to dredge up the tortured history of Jerry Brown and the Clintons:

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Usually, presidential wannabes are prospecting in California for money. Today, they were looking for votes, hedging bets that our June 2016 primary might actually matter. California can dream, can't it?

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Still waiting for the big dramatic logjam-breaking in California? Look behind the scenes.

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Mitt Romney sure sounds like a candidate, outlining a platform of the familiar--a muscular fgn policy--along with things he did not emphasize in two past runs for president--income inequality and poverty. Could he sell it?
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