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  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
  • Willie Brown joins billionaire Adelson's team fighting online poker

    Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said Thursday he is joining a coalition funded by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that is fighting proposals to legalize Internet gambling in California. Brown previously was working in favor of Internet poker...
  • Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
    Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming. He calls it...
  • Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"

    Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"
    Those unfamiliar with the three-dimensional chess of presidential politics could say that Jeb stepped in it with his “Illegal immigration is an act of love” comment. But Jeb — the smarter brother — is crazy like a fox. Rush...
  • Chan Lowe: Marco, Jeb and the Latino vote

    Chan Lowe: Marco, Jeb and the Latino vote
    Marco Rubio’s star was once so much on the ascendant that a mere two years ago, he had GOP big shots swooning over him as a possible Latino JFK. Unfortunately, the young and inexperienced senator from Little Havana made several blunders, the most...
  • Gambling is good, except for the 'toxic' Internet type that offends Sheldon Adelson

    Gambling is good, except for the 'toxic' Internet type that offends Sheldon Adelson
    Gambling can be good for you. Had it not been for gambling, the joys of ice hockey may have been lost completely. In ancient times, certain members of Harrisburg's capitol press corps gathered after work on occasion to drink beer, smoke cigars and...
  • The shame of secret political donors

    Thanks to the tenacity of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the names are now dribbling out of the campaign donors who secretly supported an anti-union measure and opposed a desperately needed tax increase on last year's California ballot. As one...
  • Documents set off speculation about identity of secret donors

    Documents released Thursday as part of a state investigation into the transfer of millions of dollars into California campaigns through a network of secretive nonprofit groups have set off a new hobby in state political circles -- trying to figure out the...
  • State watchdog who probed secret political money takes U.S. post

    SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer. As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...
  • Court opens door wider to buying of public office

    WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man -- Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone -- had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...