| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:49 PM
BAKERSFIELD -- Ricocheting across the state in recent days, Gov. Jerry Brown laid out a case for his reelection in a tour that had all the hallmarks of a campaign rollout.
Brown visited the inland heart of California, stopping in Fresno, Kern and...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics — new car sales, home prices, consumer spending — point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:54 PM
How much of a boost did President Obama’s 2012 campaign really get from its much-vaunted mastery of data analysis? A significant amount, but not as much as some people think, according to a new analysis by two leading political scientists.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor of California, staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public schools.
"Here today, on this stage, I am announcing that I'm running...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo.
"Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared.
And all around the state of California, political...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Tom Steyer is standing upright near the corner of a small, beige meeting room at Georgetown University, arms at his sides, eyes shut intently. Half a dozen ministers and priests surround him, laying hands on his torso.
Together, the pastors begin to...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:48 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Dan Schnur, a former GOP political strategist who went on to head the Fair Political Practices Commission and take a teaching post at USC, is preparing for another possible career move: candidate for California secretary of state.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — Contests for seats on the state tax board are typically low-profile affairs, but a battle between two lawmakers for one of the posts is shaping up as an ugly fight.
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) and state Sen. Mark...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Forget the chicken dinner, the rubbery staple of the political fundraising circuit.
Go alligator hunting with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on a Louisiana Bayou Weekend for a campaign donation of $5,000.
Or spend a weekend in Hayward,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney abruptly ended her campaign to oust a veteran Wyoming senator of her own party Monday, citing "serious health issues" in her family.
The decision by the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney ends a brief, long-...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Ready for Hillary, a "super PAC" that is urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, announced Tuesday that it raised more than $4 million last year.
"Thanks to the groundswell of enthusiasm for Hillary’s potential run and the...