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  • Politicians testify against Alarcons in perjury, fraud trial

    Politicians testify against Alarcons in perjury, fraud trial
    With just a few prosecution witnesses left to call, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon focused Tuesday on testimony from two fellow politicians. Alarcon and his wife have been accused of lying...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     
    I floated this theory six years ago, but the occasion of former Sen. Alan Dixon's death over the weekend the day before his 87th birthday prompts me to dust it off again: Were it not for Thomas, Alan Dixon, then......
  • Hogan accepts public financing

    Hogan accepts public financing
    Republican Larry Hogan will pay for his bid for governor with public financing, the first candidate to mount a state-wide general election bid on taxpayer dollars in two decades.  Hogan's campaign will receive a $2.6 million within the next few weeks to...
  • Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race

    Hogan opts for public financing in governor's race
    Republican Larry Hogan will be the first candidate in two decades to mount a statewide general election bid using taxpayer donations. Hogan's campaign said Wednesday that it will accept public financing, an unusual move that reflects the GOP's uphill...
  • Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the...
  • Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial

    Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial
    In the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) testified for the prosecution Tuesday that he knew of plans to turn Alarcon's Panorama City home into a condominium...
  • Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain

    Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain
    Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they intend to tell a jury that when former Gov. John G. Rowland sold his political consulting services, he was secretly selling the muscle behind his long-running political talk show on WTIC-AM radio. The...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • U.S. has 'enormous concerns' for Afghanistan elections: Kerry

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States has "enormous concerns" for restoration of the credibility of the elections process in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday. Kerry made the remarks to reporters at the end of annual high-...
  • L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits

    L.A. pushes back in fight over DWP nonprofits
    As an annual deadline looms for Los Angeles to pay nearly $4 million to a controversial pair of Department of Water and Power affiliates, one city leader announced his refusal to sign the checks and another sued to have a court-appointed receiver take...
  • Piano teacher Amanda Holt named to Lehigh County Board of Commissioners

    An Upper Macungie Township piano teacher whose court challenge forced the state Legislature to redo legislative district maps was chosen by the Lehigh County commissioners to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Scott Ott. Amanda Holt, 31,...