| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON — When House Republicans file into the Capitol on Monday to start thrashing out a response to the Senate's landmark immigration bill, former President George W. Bush will be presiding over a ceremony for new U.S. citizens at his newly...
| May 13, 2012
The television commercial is designed to spark outrage. "Billions of taxpayer dollars spent on green energy went to jobs in foreign countries," it intones. "The Obama administration admitted the truth — that $2.3 billion of tax credits went...
| Jul 11, 2012
Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending.
Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
| Oct 31, 2012
Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Andrew Breitbart, the conservative Web innovator and author who died Thursday, rebelled against the liberal political views that he grew up with on L.A.'s Westside, Rush Limbaugh said. "He grew up in West Los Angeles, surrounded by liberals ... Sometime.....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The Obama campaign's new, friendlier posture toward "super PACs" was the result of an "evolving conversation" on the role of outside money, senior campaign officials said Tuesday, pointing in particular to the dominance of candidate-specific super PACs in...
| Sep 21, 2012
WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in.
| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON — In the escalating money race for the White House, Mitt Romney was supposed to have an advantage: a cavalry of outside groups that could collect unlimited sums and flood the airwaves with advertisements on his behalf.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 12:38 AM
Are two of the left’s most useful villains, Charles and David Koch, not quite as unredeemable as liberals believe? Could it be they might change their minds about climate change and admit that it is real?
UC Berkeley physics professor Richard A....
| May 15, 2012
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:57 PM
To hear business leaders and political candidates talk, proper industrial policy comprises only three elements: a fair tax system, a level playing field and "certainty."
So why is it that all three are about to be thrown out the window as a sop to oil,...