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Before she was elected Orange County mayor, Teresa Jacobs pushed to ban corporate political donations and stop supporters from pooling their money beyond the $500 individual-donor limit. Jacobs lost the fight for those reforms — and now she...
An incumbent who styles herself as an outsider and a reform-minded community activist and political aide will face each other in a runoff election Tuesday for the final seat on the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Unlike the...
This year, the Legislature enacted "ethics reform" in an effort to improve Florida's political climate. That's all well and good, but it's time now for lawmakers and the electorate to consider far-reaching structural reforms to upgrade Sunshine State...
WASHINGTON — In spring 2010, agents in the Cincinnati office of the Internal Revenue Service, which handles applications for tax-exempt status, faced a surge of filings by new advocacy groups, with little guidance on how to treat them. Their...
The election to select Los Angeles' next mayor is Tuesday. But a combination of factors – the large number of Angelenos voting by mail, the apparent tightness of the race and the city clerk’s ballot-counting process – means that the...
Tags: Wendy Greuel, Voting, Politics, Antonio Villaraigosa, Elections
Republican candidates battling for seats on Lower Macungie's Board of Commissioners are trading last-minute barbs over campaign contributions and how those donations have been reported leading up to Tuesday's primary. Challengers Ron Beitler and Brian...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Brian Higgins, Housing Industry, Elections
PLANT-ELECTROCUTION Man electrocuted at St. Louis Co. plant FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — A worker is dead after being electrocuted at a manufacturing plant in St. Louis County. An employee of St. Louis Cold Drawn Incorporated arrived shortly after 4 a....
Tags: Rape, Fines, Politics, Punishment, Central Intelligence Agency
Advertisements praising Maryland's new gun control law will appear on Baltimore-area televisions soon after the measure is signed Thursday — the first volley in a two-pronged effort to defend the legislation and the politicians who voted for it....
Tags: Voting, Punishment, Gun Control, Politics, Laws
When a wrongful termination lawsuit involving six former employees of Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts goes before a federal appellate court on Thursday, those employees will have a prominent backer in their corner: Facebook. Aaron M. Panner, an attorney...
Tags: Career and Workplace, Politics, Judges, Lawyers, Laws
Michael Dresser's recent article, "Brown to launch run for governor" (May 10), was very troubling. For example, an implication is made that the only credible candidates in the election are those who have big, fat finance accounts. In addition, Mr. Dresser...
Tags: Politics, Government, Executive Branch, Elections
Mitch O'Farrell is probably the only candidate running for Los Angeles City Council who can do a backward handspring, no problem. Before taking a job a decade ago as a field deputy in the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, O'Farrell, 52, spent years as a...
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...
May 18, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
May 18, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 16, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
May 16, 2013 |Story| AP Missouri
May 15, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
May 16, 2013 |Story| Hampton Roads Daily Press
May 16, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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