| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
| Jan 10, 2013
The "super PAC" formed to support the L.A. mayoral bid of Republican candidate Kevin James brought in just $200,000 last year, according to disclosure forms filed with city officials on Thursday. But it ushered into the orbit of city politics one of the...
| Mar 8, 2012
In case anyone had any doubts about Newt Gingrich’s true motivations, they have now become glaringly apparent as he continues his pointless (I won’t say, “Quixotic,” because that would imply that there’s a higher principle...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:33 AM
It began like a hailstorm and hasn't let up.
First, spirited sniping over Israel between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney during their Boca Raton debate. Then came the Democratic and Republican surrogates, intensifying protracted efforts...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
So Newt Gingrich is borrowing from the Democrats' oppo-reserach book with his attacks on Mitt Romney's legacy as a leveraged buyout artist. Suddenly leveraged buyouts are "predatory" and "paper shuffling," Gingrich says, according to the NYT. Financed...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Trevor Potter is an unlikely repeat guest for a late-night comedy show. As the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, the courtly Washington lawyer is a leading expert on campaign finance law — not the kind of material that generates...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are sending another $5 million to support the presidential ambitions of Newt Gingrich, providing funds to the House speaker's close allies as the remaining GOP presidential candidates turn to Florida.
This month, the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:44 PM
This time tomorrow night Mitt Romney will be named the winner of the Florida primary.
There was a time when that would mark the end of the race in the Republican primary, but not this year. Newt Gingrich has vowed to stay in until the convention in...