Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times

Matt Pearce

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Matt:

Democratic debate attacks make primary voters cringe

Democratic primary voters worry that intra-party attacks on the debate stage could hurt their eventual nominee. For candidates seeking a breakout moment, the temptation to go negative carries risk. → Read More

Bernie, Kamala, Beto... This voter is seeing every 2020 candidate

New Hampshire Democratic voters Cheri Schmitt is trying to see every candidate running for president in 2020. One problem: There's a whole lot of them. → Read More

Democratic 2020 candidates respond to mass shooting at the Gilroy garlic festival

The Democratic 2020 candidates respond to the mass shooting at the garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif. → Read More

Trump 'go back' attacks on Ilhan Omar shake naturalized citizens.

President Trump's racist attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar have shaken many naturalized citizens, making some feel their citizenship "has an asterisk." → Read More

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to square off at debate, and Kamala Harris and Joe Biden get a rematch

CNN held a live televised drawing to determine which 20 Democrats will speak on which night of the July 30 and July 31 debate. → Read More

Joe Biden faces new doubts while Kamala Harris seizes on their debate confrontation

A clash over 1970s-era busing put the former vice president on the defensive and invigorated Harris' lagging campaign, shaking up the Democratic primary. → Read More

Joe Biden defends record on busing after Kamala Harris confrontation in debate

Joe Biden defends his debate comments to Kamala Harris on race, busing and civil rights during a speech to Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition. → Read More

2020 candidates use South Bend police shooting to tell Buttigieg how to run his own city

Pete Buttigieg defended record on policing in South Bend, Ind. → Read More

Black residents of South Bend unload on Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg's charmed presidential run is in crisis after a fatal police shooting in South Bend, Ind., brings issues with black voters to the fore. → Read More

Cory Booker’s 2020 plan: Clemency for thousands of nonviolent drug offenders

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker would transfer the clemency appeals process from the Justice Department to the White House. → Read More

2020 candidate Marianne Williamson apologizes for calling vaccine mandates ‘Orwellian’

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson apologized Wednesday after she attacked mandatory vaccinations as “draconian” and “Orwellian.” → Read More

Kamala Harris releases 15 years of tax returns

Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, released 15 years of tax returns on Sunday. → Read More

Mormon Church repeals ban on baptisms for children of gay parents — but deep pain remains

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules unveiled in 2015 that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and made gay marriage a sin worthy of expulsion. → Read More

Southern Poverty Law Center chief Richard Cohen announces resignation amid internal upheaval

Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen announced his resignation Friday, the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the anti-hate organization amid allegations of misconduct and workplace discrimination of female and black employees. → Read More

Southern Poverty Law Center picks former Michelle Obama aide to investigate workplace complaints

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tapped Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff to lead a “top-to-bottom” examination of its workplace culture, less than a week after the anti-hate nonprofit fired co-founder Morris Dees for misconduct. → Read More

Southern Poverty Law Center picks Michelle Obama's former chief of staff Tina Tchen to investigate workplace complaints

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tapped Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff to lead a “top-to-bottom” examination of its workplace culture, less than a week after the anti-hate nonprofit fired co-founder Morris Dees for misconduct. → Read More

Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees, citing misconduct

It's a stunning development at the organization that became a bedrock of anti-extremism research and activism in the U.S. under Dees’ leadership. → Read More

Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees, acknowledges workplace problems with women, people of color

It's a stunning development at the organization that became a bedrock of anti-extremism research and activism in the U.S. under Dees’ leadership. → Read More

National Enquirer’s biggest investors include California taxpayers and state workers

During the 2016 presidential campaign, California’s massive public pension fund, CalPERS, was one of the biggest investors in the debt-laden owner of the National Enquirer, according to public records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. → Read More

Punishing polar vortex keeps Midwest in its frigid grip, but relief is on the way

Chicago was colder than the Canadian village of Alert, one of the world’s most northerly inhabited places. → Read More