| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:16 PM
As Republicans seek to improve their standing among Latinos and women, fresh controversies in California could further damage the party with both groups.
On Monday, a GOP gubernatorial candidate's inflammatory rhetoric likening illegal immigration to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble on Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-...
| Apr 8, 2014
BOCA RATON — From the state that gave us Katherine Harris and Mark Foley came news last week that a vampire is running for Congress.
Actually, this bloodsucker does role-playing as a vampire after dark, but he's trying to defeat Rep. Ted Yoho in...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:14 PM
FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As Netflix COO Ted Sarandos put it best, it may not be a tweet from Justin Bieber, but a tweet from President Barack Obama's official handle about the "House of Cards" season two premiere is reason to celebrate.
Screen at #HouseOfCards season two...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
There are two possible policy outcomes to a severe drought like the one California is experiencing now.
One is that the drought focuses the minds of political leaders and water users, prompting them to come together to craft a broad, comprehensive...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The Death of David Koschman - Report of the Special Prosecutor In pdf format. Below are significant excerpts in text format. My once-over reading suggests that that the misconduct here had much more to do with police trying to cover......
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports.
From the Bay Area to San...
| Feb 3, 2014
As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...