| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:30 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Matthew G. "Marty" Martinez, an advocate for youth and the elderly who switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican after he was voted out of office in 2000, died Oct. 15 at his home in Fredericksburg, Va., his family said....
| Mar 13, 2012
Richard Milanovich, who as chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians helped to usher in a new age of wealth and political muscle for many Native Americans through the expansion of tribal casinos in California, died Sunday at Eisenhower...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:14 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - One of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's online attack ads against Democratic opponent Alison Grimes featured her picture lined up next to President Obama, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand.
Get it? Unpopular president +...
| Apr 20, 2011
William A. Rusher, a leading theorist and organizer of the modern conservative movement who helped William F. Buckley Jr. build the National Review into one of the American right's most influential journals, died Saturday at a retirement home in San...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.
| Apr 20, 2011
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a burst of energy to the city he loved. He was 89.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California's most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, died Tuesday at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 71 and had a blood...
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...
| Sep 29, 2011
Florida's 1st GOP governor of 20th century
Claude Kirk, 85, a flamboyant self-promoter who became Florida's first Republican governor of the 20th century, died Wednesday at his West Palm Beach home, his family announced.
| Mar 18, 2011
Richard B. Wirthlin, a pollster and strategist whose research, particularly on voters' personal values, helped steer Ronald Reagan's political career from his early years as California governor through his two terms in the White House, has died. He turned...