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  • McManus: Following Rove's muddy path

    McManus: Following Rove's muddy path
    President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note. During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit...
  • Sheila Krumholz -- she follows the money

    Sheila Krumholz -- she follows the money
    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...
  • Newton: The mayoral money trap

    Newton: The mayoral money trap
    There are good reasons for most of the city's campaign finance laws. Individual contribution limits are intended to keep a single donor from purchasing the support of a candidate. Public financing is intended to level the playing field between...
  • Joel Wachs -- L.A. roots but a New Yorker now

    Joel Wachs -- L.A. roots but a New Yorker now
    Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor — a brass ring he tried...
  • A California tax on oil drilling? Why not?

    The most persistent misconception about Californians is that we hate to raise taxes. The truth is that we adore raising taxes -- as long as someone else is paying, that is. So nonsmokers vote to raise cigarette taxes, teetotalers to raise liquor taxes....
  • Election is over, but 'super PACs' remain a threat

    Election is over, but 'super PACs' remain a threat
    Just as the devil's finest trick is persuading you that he doesn't exist (according to the poet Baudelaire), the best trick of big-money political donors may be persuading Americans that Citizens United doesn't matter. Citizens United, of course, is the...
  • The real IRS scandal

    The real IRS scandal
    It's strange how "scandal" gets defined these days in Washington. At the moment, everyone is screaming about the "scandal" of the Internal Revenue Service scrutinizing conservative nonprofits before granting them tax-exempt status. Here are the...
  • Dog bites man: Obama's 2012 reelection campaign announcement video

     
    You'll never guess that his work is unfinished and he needs more time....
  • West L.A. gridlock reported as Obama arrives for fundraising events

     
    Gridlock conditions were reported Thursday afternoon in West Los Angeles after President Obama arrived at LAX and then boarded a helicopter as he kicked off a fundraising sweep. Numerous exits on the 405 Freeway were closed as the president’s...
  • Except for the affair, ethics probe and no money, Nevada's GOP Sen. Ensign was a certain 2012 victor

     
    The Nevadan's departure creates eight open seat Senate races in 2012 when Democrats must defend 23 seats....
  • Peter Guber preaches the Hollywood gospel: It's all about telling the right story

     
    After more than 40 years in Hollywood, Peter Guber is a great pitchman. He's been in every end of the business – he ran Sony Pictures, produced hit movies like “Rain Man” and even helped found the legendary Casablanca Records,......