| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:10 PM
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), widely viewed as a leading candidate in the crowded race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), has reported raising more than $600,000 for his campaign, with more than $579,000 left in his campaign coffers....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:20 PM
SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California’s ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys.
Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter's jewelry business.
The Federal Election Commission sent Reid’s campaign a letter...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The conservative Roberts court may soon take another step in rolling back longstanding limits on the corrupting influence of money in politics.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:51 AM
John Rowland again.
The felonious former governor, The Courant confirmed Tuesday, has hired a high-flying Washington, D.C., law firm to represent him in the ominous federal criminal investigation of Rowland's furtive role in Simsbury Republican Lisa...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON — The Republican campaign organization responsible for websites that appear, at first glance, to support Democratic candidates has backpedaled a bit, altering the way they seek donations.
When visitors call up the websites, they are...