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  • Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

    SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol. As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity. There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
  • A quick end won't serve Vladimir Putin's purposes in Ukraine

    Amid low expectations, it came as a surprise to Western diplomats when Russia signed off on an agreement calling for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine to lay down their weapons and surrender the public buildings they have been occupying for weeks....
  • Race for Maryland governor turns negative

    Race for Maryland governor turns negative
    The first negative advertisements in the Democratic primary campaign for governor hit airwaves this week, pushing a feisty political fight that's simmered for months into prime time. Already, the race among Democrats for the governor's mansion is poised...
  • Money won't buy you votes

    Campaign finance reformers are worried about the future. They contend that two Supreme Court rulings — the McCutcheon decision in March and the 2010 Citizens United decision — will magnify inequality in U.S. politics. In both cases, the...
  • What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it

    It was tempting to look at last week's diplomatic agreement to pull Ukraine back from the brink of war and see the beginning of a grand compromise between Russia and the West. Tempting, but mistaken. Vladimir Putin is still winning most of what he...
  • Obama campaign veterans launch hub for charitable giving

    Obama campaign veterans launch hub for charitable giving
    Among Jason Kunesh and Dan Ratner's many duties for the 2012 Barack Obama re-election effort was a revamp of the campaign's online donation system. That's where the campaign's technologists tried to convert someone's interest in the president into cash....
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
  • Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

    Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on...
  • Ethics commission wants more public funding available to candidates

    Los Angeles' Ethics Commission is calling for an increase in public funding available to candidates seeking city office. The city currently provides $2 for each dollar a candidate raises in primary elections, and $4 for each dollar contributed in two-...
  • Lying is free speech too

    Does the 1st Amendment allow states to make it a criminal offense to disseminate false statements about a political candidate? Should citizens who fear that their free speech will be chilled by such a law be permitted to challenge it even if they aren't...
  • How I Made It: Bill Dombrowski, California Retailers Assn. president

    How I Made It: Bill Dombrowski, California Retailers Assn. president
    The job: Bill Dombrowski is president of the California Retailers Assn., a trade group based in Sacramento that includes most of the country's largest store chains, including 7-Eleven Inc., Safeway Inc., Macy's Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot...