| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone.
The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is a political winner, in the short-term at least, from this month’s partial shutdown of the federal government.
Her political position heading toward her first re-election next year has improved, thanks to...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:21 PM
On Oct. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a constitutional challenge to the limits on how much an individual can contribute to independent committees during a two-year election cycle....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:57 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bob Blumenfield left the state Assembly for the Los Angeles City Council more than three months ago, but he left behind some unfinished business.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that Blumenfield introduced as a...
| 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&...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:29 AM
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation renewing California’s partnership with Nevada to a plan aimed at preserving Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region.
The bill commits California to cooperating with Nevada in seeking...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:09 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed 11 gun control bills including a ban on the use of lead bullets by hunters, but vetoed seven measures restricting firearms that were introduced in response to the massacre last year at a Connecticut...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Supervisor John Moorlach, who gained political recognition in 1994 when he raised concerns about the vulnerability of Orange County's investment pool during his campaign for county treasurer, announced Wednesday that he plans to run for Congress.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation aimed at protecting victims of sex crimes in state hospitals and developmental centers.
SB 651 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) mandates that victims of suspected abuse in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:50 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a 2 1/2-year extension of a program that requires insurance coverage for early autism treatment.
Since its creation in 2011, the program has helped more than 12,500 Californians, according to Senate leader...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet acted on a bill to outlaw the sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines in California, but the National Rifle Assn. warned Tuesday that it will file a lawsuit challenging it in court if the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...