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  • GOP campaign arm tweaks mock websites for Democratic candidates

    GOP campaign arm tweaks mock websites for Democratic candidates
    WASHINGTON — The Republican campaign organization responsible for websites that appear, at first glance, to support Democratic candidates has backpedaled a bit, altering the way they seek donations. When visitors call up the websites, they are...
  • With election on horizon, each party is tracking the opposition

    With election on horizon, each party is tracking the opposition
    In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
  • Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats

    Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats
    If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo,...
  • Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum

    Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum
    The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday. Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
  • GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups

    GOP seeks to oust head of probe into IRS audits of conservative groups
    WASHINGTON — The head of a criminal probe into allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups and tea party supporters personally donated a total of $6,750 to President Obama's election campaign and the Democratic...
  • Tony Strickland switches filing to Rep. Buck McKeon district

    Tony Strickland switches filing to Rep. Buck McKeon district
    Shortly after dropping out of a Ventura County-based congressional district race and endorsing a fellow Republican, former state Sen. Tony Strickland has taken an official step to run in a neighboring district, records show. Strickland on Nov. 29...
  • Bitcoin campaign donations have regulators scratching heads

    Bitcoin campaign donations have regulators scratching heads
    WASHINGTON — On the website for Jim Fulner's U.S. Senate campaign, 34 letters and numbers appear in a string above the "Donate Now!" button. They are the code for his campaign's bitcoin wallet, where holders of the so-called digital currency can...
  • IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups

    IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups
    WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
  • Ann Ravel, California's -- and now D.C.'s -- pol monitor

     Ann Ravel, California's -- and now D.C.'s -- pol monitor
    When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
  • Initiative reform needed in California

     Initiative reform needed in California
    Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative. "Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation. "I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
  • State watchdog who probed secret political money takes U.S. post

    State watchdog who probed secret political money takes U.S. post
    SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer. As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...