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  • Three More Rell Administration Appointees Get The Ax

    There were three more firings this week of Rell-administration political appointees -- both high-level and low -- who landed on the permanent state civil-service payroll during the waning months of Republican M. Jodi Rell's governorship. Officials in...
  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
  • How to fight government by money in L.A.

    How to fight government by money in L.A.
    This month Los Angeles voters — at least the sliver of the electorate that managed to vote — approved two ballot measures that moved the date of city elections from the spring of odd-numbered years to the November of even-numbered ones. The...
  • Presidential long shots often win big after losing election

    Presidential long shots often win big after losing election
    Heeding the call of his own voice, celebrity developer Donald Trump announced Wednesday the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, flirting — again — with a contest he stands no chance of winning. His declaration, with a...
  • Two-vote margin in recount returns incumbent to San Gabriel council

    Two-vote margin in recount returns incumbent to San Gabriel council
    Incumbent San Gabriel City Councilwoman Juli Costanzo was named the winner of a tied election after a manual recount Thursday, officials said. A machine count of the vote performed last week had both Costanzo and challenger Denise Menchaca at 1,276...
  • Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, defying expectations, pulls off a big victory

    In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, preliminary official results early Wednesday pointed to a sweeping victory for the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, paving the way for him to form a new government....
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy

    Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy
    There is little that Hillary Rodham Clinton could have said or done to instantly quell the controversy surrounding her private email account and, by that meager standard, Tuesday’s 20-minute news conference lived up to expectations. Supporters...
  • Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

    The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finance. The primary for state and federal elections would be pushed back to at least late June under two bills...
  • Diverse set of candidates vie for vacant 37th state Senate district seat

    The head seat in the Sacramento office for the 37th state Senate district might be empty now, but at least four candidates are vying for the spot to represent a swath of Orange County ranging from artsy Laguna Beach, eclectic Costa Mesa and surfer-vibe...
  • Jerry Brown's popularity as governor doesn't extend to a presidential race

     Jerry Brown's popularity as governor doesn't extend to a presidential race
    Katherine Martinez is a Democrat from San Andreas, fiercely supportive of her state's — and party's — governor. "I have definitely followed him and definitely voted for him," she said of Jerry Brown, and she has pushed back on anyone who had...
  • Political greed in Illinois needs some Schock therapy

    Political greed in Illinois needs some Schock therapy
    Integrity is often a deep mystery to public officials. It must be, because they seem so befuddled by it. New York Rep. Anthony Weiner was mystified why weiner-selfies would be a problem. There was South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford who claimed to be out...