| Apr 7, 2013
Almost four years ago, long before the 2012 presidential campaign heated up, CNN took a poll to learn who Republicans might choose as their party's next nominee. There were two clear front-runners: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:38 PM
If they gave out prizes for the earliest candidate forums, the Democrats trying to unseat Rep. Gary Miller (R-Rancho Cucamonga) next year probably could walk away with one.
The four Democrats who have announced plans to run in the June 3, 2014,...
| Jul 3, 2013
William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has set the date for an election to fill two legislative seats left vacant when Bob Blumenfield and Curren Price took their seats this weekend on the Los Angeles City Council.
The election to fill Blumenfield’s former San Fernando...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- To cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" from outraged women, the state Senate in North Carolina on Wednesday passed a bill that would impose new licensing requirements and other restrictions on abortion clinics.
Hundreds of protesters, most...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Republican Elizabeth Emken, who fell short in her bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein last year, still wants to serve in Congress.
On Wednesday she announced plans to run against U.S. Rep Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove), who she...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
SACRAMENTO — Given half a chance — any rationale at all — governments invariably will try to restrict the citizenry's access to public information. Especially if it might shine the light on official stupidity or misbehavior.
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:17 AM
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89.
His office said Lautenberg died shortly after 4 a.m. EDT on Monday at a New York hospital after...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him.
“I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
| May 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seemed like a fairly good idea at the time — the idea of Abel Maldonado running for governor.
He wasn't going to win. But neither would he be a Republican embarrassment.
There was no Republican in sight with even a faint...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
SEATTLE — Sarah Palin’s last elective position in Alaska ended early when in 2009 she abandoned the governorship midway through her first term.
But tea party activists appear eager for a comeback, urging supporters to contribute money toward...