| May 23, 2014
| 10:15 PM
If there were a club for candidates who raise more than $1 million, an increasing number of California congressional hopefuls would be joining.
Top candidates in some of the state's hottest House races have been collecting contributions at a breakneck...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- He won't face a challenge in next week's primary election, but Rep. John Delaney nevertheless began running television advertisements on Wednesday.
The Potomac Democrat is buying airtime to highlight what has been his signature legislative...
| Jun 20, 2014
The Times is correct that "often it will be a matter of debate whether a characterization of a candidate's record is false or merely misleading." ("When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying," Editorial, June 17)
Particularly in a...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Money in politics — and proposals for diluting its influence — was a dominant theme during a standing-room-only forum in Torrance on Saturday featuring the large field of candidates to succeed longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
You'll find a county-by-county map of results here.
Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The Federal Election Commission ruled unanimously Thursday that certain political committees can accept contributions in bitcoins, a digital currency that has gained traction among free-market advocates but drawn criticism for making it easier to sell...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari donated an additional $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, bringing his self-funding total to $1 million, according to a filing posted on the secretary of state’s website Friday.
Kashkari, who is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so.
It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party's established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups.
| 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...