| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The consultant who oversaw former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel's race for mayor last year has signed on with a competitor to Greuel's campaign for an open congressional seat.
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson revealed that L....
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson Jr., the former congressman imprisoned for misusing about $750,000 in campaign funds, has been sent a warning letter after his campaign apparently skipped another reporting deadline on its finances.
Jackson, 48, a...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative.
"Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation.
"I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California campaign finance officials have reached a settlement in the high-profile investigation into an $11-million donation from an obscure Arizona nonprofit, according to a source familiar with the case.
The settlement involves the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:44 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Ann Ravel is finishing her tenure as California’s top campaign finance watchdog with a splash.
One day before she leaves the Fair Political Practices Commission, she will announce on Thursday a settlement over a controversial $11-...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California political campaign committees that received money from a secretive network of conservative nonprofits last year, including $11 million from an obscure Arizona group, face hefty penalties from state regulators, officials...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.
As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Jimmy Kimmel got some yucks from his audience the other night when he sent faux pollsters out to ask ordinary Americans which they preferred: “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act. Of course, they’re one and the same, but that didn&...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:19 PM
— The Federal Election Commission deadlocked Thursday over a proposal by the Democratic Governors Association to set up an organization that could engage in federal elections — a result that effectively permits the new group to go forward....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Both at his trial months ago and as he waited for a federal judge to sentence him Tuesday, Robert Braddock Jr. maintained his silence.
But moments after he was sentenced to 38 months for his role in accepting fraudulent contributions to former House...