| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Candidates in some of California's hardest-fought congressional races continue to raise cash for campaigns that are costing millions, reports filed Thursday showed.
Campaign finance reports, covering the period from Oct. 1-15, were due at the Federal...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Anyone who closely follows American politics runs the risk of becoming inured to the role that money plays in the process. Even before the Supreme Court's infamous —and somewhat misunderstood — ruling in Citizens United, the amount of money in...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:30 PM
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) has beat gang prosecutor Elan S. Carr, a Beverly Hills Republican, in the race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), who is retiring after 40 years in Congress.
First-time candidate Carr emerged as the top...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:03 AM
Buffeted by lackluster turnout and President Obama's sagging ratings, three of California's first-term Democrats were locked in congressional contests too close to call Tuesday night. But a fourth Democratic freshman, Rep. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:56 PM
When then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised 10 years ago to build the long-stalled “subway to the sea,” many Angelenos probably rolled their eyes and thought, “Yeah, right. We can't even get a train all the way to the airport.”...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:21 AM
So, is the electoral deck stacked even more for Democrats and Republicans under California's top-two primary system? Judging by the secretary of state’s Statement of Vote released Monday for the June 3 primaries, the answer is, yes.
It turns out...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Some unsuccessful candidates for House seats in California outspent at least one of their winning rivals in the June 3 primary, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed this week.
In most of the state's 53 congressional districts, the...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In politics, there are few positions that are simultaneously more desirable and more vulnerable than that of the “inevitable” candidate.
Candidates seen as near-certain winners have an easier time raising money, because donors want to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
We're conscientious voters in my household, never missing a chance to cast a ballot. And that's probably why, in the final weeks before elections, we find our mailbox flooded with a tsunami of political advertisements. In the recent primary, for example,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:10 PM
The Federal Communications is not happy with Time Warner Cable about the Dodgers TV situation.
In a blistering letter to Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Rob Marcus, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler criticized the company for its inability to reach...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in a strongly worded letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, said that the agency "will intervene as appropriate" to resolve the dispute that has kept the Dodgers unavailable to some 70% of viewers in the Los Angeles region....