| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:10 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...