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  • Republicans play Pelosi card in New York special election

    Republicans play Pelosi card in New York special election
    Nancy Pelosi was a staple of Republican campaign ads in the 2010 midterm elections that led to her ouster as speaker of the House. But even out of power, the San Francisco Democrat is the featured villain in what has become the first major electoral test...
  • Introducing Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney

    Introducing Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney
    Downtown Disney's latest addition is Pollo Campero, a quick-service restaurant. Here are frequently asked questions about the eatery. Where is it? It's wedged between the T-Rex Café and Lego Imagination Center. A McDonald's previously operated there....
  • Major election spenders to remain secret until after first votes

    Major election spenders to remain secret until after first votes
    Voters in the early presidential nominating states will soon be bombarded with millions of dollars in advertising from independent political organizations whose donors can remain secret until after the first five primaries and caucuses are held. That...
  • Obama campaign raises $70 million in third quarter

    Obama campaign raises $70 million in third quarter
    Campaign fundraising tallies continued to dribble out Thursday, with President Obama's effort announcing a $70-million haul in the third quarter and party committees releasing their latest totals. Obama's campaign easily exceeded its $55-million goal,...
  • Federal contractors donate to 'super PAC' backing Romney

    Federal contractors donate to 'super PAC' backing Romney
    A "super PAC" that has spent more than $35 million on behalf of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has accepted donations from federal contractors despite a 36-year-old ban against such companies making federal political expenditures. At least...
  • 'Super PAC' leaders profit from lack of oversight

    The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm. The owner of that company? None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
  • Election decision may force disclosure of secret donors

    Election decision may force disclosure of secret donors
    WASHINGTON — Advocacy groups spending millions of dollars to influence the 2012 election now face the prospect of having to reveal their secret donors, after a federal appellate court panel refused to block a lower-court order requiring the...
  • 'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few

    When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
  • Romney spends heavily in a challenging month

    Romney spends heavily in a challenging month
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and a "super PAC" working on his behalf spent more than twice as much as they raised in January, underscoring how persistent challenges by rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have taxed the former...
  • 'Super PACs' report donors for 2011

    'Super PACs' report donors for 2011
    The new role that the super-rich play in electoral politics began to emerge with greater clarity Tuesday as recently formed "super PACs" publicly reported their donors and expenses for 2011. Restore Our Future, the super PAC backing Mitt Romney's...
  • Herb Alpert's sculptures, like visual jazz

    Herb Alpert's sculptures, like visual jazz
    Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that...