| Apr 14, 2014
If you’re an adult who is tired of the way government works, then do something about it besides complaining. Vote. If you’re inclined to exercise that constitutional right, next Monday is the last day to register for the May 20......
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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Pity the poor Congressional Budget Office, which is routinely identified as a nonpartisan source of information about the federal government's budget and maybe the statistical mysteries of economics in...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed by the cost of holding special elections whenever a vacancy occurs in the Legislature, a state panel on Tuesday endorsed putting a measure before voters that would allow the governor to appoint people to fill empty seats.
| May 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The clock was ticking and scores of bills hung in the balance, so Hawaii's Republican Senate caucus descended to the Capitol basement and an austere wood-paneled meeting room, sealing the door to plot strategy.
Peering from behind silver reading...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When President Barack Obama and other Democrats began talking about raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, I didn't believe them.
Instead, cynical thoughts came to mind, like "class war" and "November elections" and "pandering for votes."
| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:08 PM
SACRAMENTO – State Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate, receiving 62.6% of the vote against four other candidates and therefore avoiding a runoff in June.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Twenty-one would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman completed the paperwork to run for the seat he is giving up when his term ends, according to Los Angeles County elections officials.
The field to succeed Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) includes 11...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The fight over transparency at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is only escalating, with yet another lawsuit filed this week over two secretive nonprofits that have received $40 million in ratepayer money.
For the last six months, Mayor...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:05 PM
On the biggest political stage of the election season in California, the 17 candidates competing to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman struggled to stand out Sunday at a forum that was long on issues and short on time.
Some common priorities emerged among...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The two major political parties look at off-cycle congressional elections the way great powers eye wars in small lands — as a chance to test weapons and tactics they'll soon deploy elsewhere.
That's why many of the ads...