| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Prosecutor recommends 97 months in prison for Kinde Durkee...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday and a judge ordered her to pay more than $10.5 million to victims including state and federal politicians from whom she stole political funds. U.S. District......
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:39 PM
EMILY's List, a national organizaton that backs pro-choice, Democratic women, is endorsing Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica). Brownley is running against five other candidates for an open Ventura County congressional seat....
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"Sweet" Alice Harris, a longtime Watts activist, became the latest African American leader to endorse Rep. Janice Hahn. Hahn is running against fellow Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson, who is black....
| May 9, 2012
The newly created 44th Congressional District sprawls from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate. Its many blue-collar communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and share a need for jobs, safe and affordable housing, and a...
| May 10, 2012
California's redistricting reforms of 2008 and 2010 took crucial boundary drawing power away from political parties and gave it to an independent commission. The "top two" initiative of 2010 snatched the primaries away from the parties by awarding the...
| Nov 4, 2012
President: Barack Obama. The president's accomplishments during his first four years — steadying the economy, rescuing the automobile industry and winning passage of measures to stimulate the economy, crack down on financial industry abuses and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:05 AM
Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes.
The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Baltimore's next police commissioner believes the drug trade is at the core of crime problems from car break-ins to gang killings. And it's an issue that Anthony W. Batts says he's seen up close.
"I have relatives who have had addiction problems, and...