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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Marc Rich dies at 78; his pardon by Clinton stirred controversy

    Marc Rich dies at 78; his pardon by Clinton stirred controversy
    Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78. The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
  • Borrowing eats up smaller share of California budget

    Borrowing eats up smaller share of California budget
    SACRAMENTO -- The cost of financing California government with bonds is expected to consume 7.7% of the state's general fund tax revenue over the next year, according to a new report from the state Treasurer Bill Lockyer. The total bill is pegged at $7....
  • New multi-state group pushes campaign disclosure

    SACRAMENTO -- California's top campaign finance watchdog announced Thursday a collaboration among multiple states to share information on enforcing disclosure rules. The 10-state effort, which also includes New York City officials, was a goal of Ann...
  • The next Citizens United case?

    The next Citizens United case?
    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...
  • Brown signs law by L.A. councilman putting teeth in mobile ad bans

    Brown signs law by L.A. councilman putting teeth in mobile ad bans
    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...
  • A mythical Citizens United is the liberals' Obamacare

    A mythical Citizens United is the liberals' Obamacare
    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&...
  • The next 'Citizens United' is coming your way

    The next 'Citizens United' is coming your way
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a campaign finance case that could be even bigger than the last one, the infamous Citizens United case of 2010. The new case, McCutcheon vs. FEC, challenges the aggregate spending...
  • It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court

    It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court
    The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster. Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....