| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation prohibiting law enforcement officials in California from detaining immigrants in the country illegally for transfer to immigration authorities if they are arrested for minor crimes.
| Jun 27, 2013
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Not content to be merely ineffectual while they're in office, the three Republicans on the Federal Election Commission are now trying to inhibit the agency from enforcing campaign finance laws after they leave. Ordinarily, they wouldn't have the power...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:44 PM
SACRAMENTO -- With comprehensive immigration overhaul languishing in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives, major Republican donors from California are prodding members of their party to pass a bill by the end of the year.
A group of 14 deep-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:24 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Ann Ravel, California's top campaign finance watchdog, was nominated to the Federal Election Commission by President Obama on Friday.
As chairwoman of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission for the last two years, Ravel has been a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ann Ravel, chairwoman of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, would seem like just the right tonic for the wounded and disastrously ineffective Federal Election Commission. But that only makes it less likely that the Senate will let her...
| Jul 25, 2012
Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans.
In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., Congress — on a bipartisan vote — outlawed guns sales to felons...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 3:53 PM
It was a California politico, Jesse Unruh, who nailed the relationship between dough and democracy: "Money is the mother's milk of politics." Where does it come from, and where does it go? Sheila Krumholz makes it her business to tell us. As executive...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Stephen Colbert: Cable TV satirist Stephen Colbert is not giving up on his efforts to gain the naming rights to the Republican primary in his home state of South Carolina....
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Rep. Howard Berman reported raising $1 million in the last quarter alone for his battle with Rep. Brad Sherman. The two Democrats are vying for the same congressional district, thanks to new political maps....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Reps. Janice Hahn and Laura Richardson, Democrats vying for the same newly drawn congressional district, both reported campaign debts larger than their treasuries. The debts were reported on documents due at the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday....