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Super PAC raises $1M to boost Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

... steps up criticism of Democrats favoring Harris, including President Barack Obama. Sanchez also has rolled out endorsements from Republican former Los Angeles Mayor Richard...

A dumb, dangerous dismissal of Black Lives Matter

(blog) (blog)For who knows how long, printed-out copies of the op-ed were sitting in a brochure holder in the lobby of the department's office...

Kamala Harris opens strong lead over Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate

Some 31 percent of Republicans and 35 percent of strongly conservative voters volunteered that they won't support either Harris or Sanchez. In a previous poll,...

Mods rise, Steinberg basks, Trump disrupts, Pugno lost

They include moderate Assembly candidates Cecilia Aguiar-Curry in Yolo and Napa counties, Tim Grayson in Contra Costa County, Madison Nguyen in San Jose, Anna Caballero...

Trump's attack on Judge Curiel is aimed at many of us

American Action Network, one of the many conservative campaign organizations that doubles as a nonprofit, has spent $157,036 “attacking” Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, running...

A glance at candidates for California's open US Senate seat

The former Stanford University quarterback is a centrist — a fiscal conservative who also supports same-sex marriage, abortion rights and a pathway to citizenship for...

New California laws threaten rights of the politically incorrect

(blog) (blog)And if you think that's far-fetched, consider that a federal judge recently slapped down Attorney General Kamala Harris, a U.S. Senate candidate, for...

Giving $1 to Sanders or Clinton? You're helping set campaign records

Hours after Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the “woman card” in the race for president, her supporters received an email asking them to...

Death penalty's futility reflected in cop killer's death

(blog) (blog)The case involved Richard Boyer, sentenced to death in 1984 for stabbing to death an elderly couple in Fullerton, after smoking PCP, getting...

Bernie Sanders: America's most popular senator

Chris Coons (D-DE). 63%24%24% .... Lamar Alexander (R-TN). 53%29%29% ... Hoeven, R-N.D., regarded as a calming Senate voice, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., a stunch...

These 50 California Republicans are endorsing Ted Cruz

On a day he campaigned across Southern California, a sight few predicted just a few months ago, Republican Ted Cruz blasted out a list of...

Richard Denison made history, helped preserve it

Although 30 years younger than Denison, Kleinshmidt said the men shared many conservative views. They met regularly for lunch over the years, talking about history...

Country legend Merle Haggard's life, music spanned the Central Valley

Though the Vietnam-era conservative anthem “Okie From Muskogee” crossed over to the pop charts and therefore stuck in the public's imagination more than any other...

Wins in cities paved way for California's minimum wage hike

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign a historic bill to make California the first state to raise its minimum wage to $15 an...

Documentaries like “Blackfish” influence California's Capitol

But Assemblymen Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, and Brian Maienschein, R-San Diego, had some business to attend to first: publicity shots, which would be shared on...

Ailene Voisin: Was this Peyton Manning's 'last rodeo'?

(blog) (blog)Yet his impact extends far beyond the numbers. Even during his earliest years, the former Tennessee standout accelerated the league trend toward pass-dominant...

Rural Californians sympathize with protesters' goals in Oregon standoff

One example readily visible in rural Northern California is the State of Jefferson movement, whose roadside banners publicize its efforts to carve a 51st state...

California Republican lawmakers' presidential pick: 'I don't know'

A month before the first primaries of the 2016 election, California's Republican lawmakers remain largely undecided on whom they support for president, though those who...

California politicos to watch in 2016

The Palo Alto physicist has made a habit of pouring his fortune into conservative causes and candidates, a vital boost for the California Republican Party's...

Gallery: Notable people who died in 2015

Sports · Kings · Kings Corner with Jason Jones · NBA News · 49ers with Matt Barrows · Raiders · NFL News · High School...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Now consider the sworn testimony of Trooper Eric Vander Weil, an Iowa State Patrol officer who stopped John Saccento and Robert Pardee in June 2012...

Trump editorial, gun violence

Trump should return to reality TV. Re “Donald Trump is a demagogue and a danger to democracy” (Editorials, Dec. 6): I once thought that the...

Former Lincoln city manager had region's highest 2014 local government pay: $470000

The data was collected by Transparent California, an offshoot of the Nevada Policy Research Council. The council, a “champion of limited government,” makes annual salary...

AP News in Brief at 5:58 am EDT

"The Republican Party is out of step with similar conservative governments around the world," he said. ---. Voters in Ohio show an even ... Anderson...

Secret videos in abortion wars are nothing new

The undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials matter-of-factly discussing the sale of fetal tissue and organs may feel like a new political scandal, but the...

The Latest: Huckabee proposes more anti-abortion fixes

E! OnlineTrump tried to joke initially, saying the statements were only about liberal actor Rosie O'Donnell. But he said testily that he didn't have ...

Subject: Please, please read our story about fundraising emails

America Rising PAC, a Republican opposition research operation, used Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's $45 million haul in three months as a motivator to raise...

Keeping score at U.S. Senior Open a major, old-school effort

“I'm not super conservative, I just think that some of the products that the USGA provides for its volunteer marshals should come from the U.S.,”...

Haley takes Republicans off the hook with flag decision

The New YorkerThey talked about states' rights – always a useful conservative battle cry to rally white conservatives – and they talked about how much...

Lawmakers send Jerry Brown incomplete budget

“It's not a budget bill,” said Melissa Melendez, a Lake Elsinore assemblywoman who joined minority Republicans in opposition to the plan. “It's the legislative paycheck-protection...

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 am CDT

Acre-Kendall is charged with reckless homicide in the death of 34-year-old Peter Kelly of St. Croix Falls. Authorities say he stabbed Kelly ... Walker spokeswoman...

Jerry Brown appoints brother-in-law to state athletic commission

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed his brother-in-law, a former broadcast journalist, to the California State Athletic Commission, his office announced Wednesday. Van Gordon Sauter, husband...

LETTERS Liquor, dog killing, Congress, top-two primary, etc.

21): A self-proclaimed liberal Democrat from Roseville says that he did not vote for an Assembly candidate in his conservative county because of a terrible...

Lawmaker asks if swallowed camera can be used for female exam

The panel is considered one of the most conservative committees in Idaho's Republican-controlled Statehouse. Already this year, it has killed a proposal that would provide...

Senate foes label Republican Sasse as extremist

In this photo from Oct. 2, 2014, Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse speaks in Lincoln, Neb. Sasse, a former president at Midland University in Fremont,...

Conservatives stress opposition to same-sex marriage

“Civil rights are universal for all Americans, but no one has the right to redefine marriage for the rest of us,” said Joseph Grabowski, the...

EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized

But that was not enough to mute concern from Canadian supporters and detractors. Liberal trade critic Chrystia Freeland said her party supports a free-trade deal...

Dan Morain: Tom McClintock should have no fear of losing re-election, except ...

Art Moore, a 36-year-old upstart Republican, is testing the veracity of those three statements by challenging fellow Republican Tom McClintock, a career politician who resides...

Kansas senator has 1st Web ad; foe calls it 'fake'

The ad labels Orman a "phony politician" and notes his past political contributions to prominent Democrats, including President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate Majority Leader...

AP News in Brief at 5:58 am EDT

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron declared Thursday...

Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

He was once considered a potential running mate for 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain. He also had the ... Despite initially campaigning as a...

Crist expected to roll to victory in Florida's Democratic primary for governor

The outcome has been such a foregone conclusion that pollsters haven't surveyed Democratic primary voters, focusing instead on the anticipated general election matchup between Crist...

Grothman wins GOP primary for US Rep. Petri's seat

MILWAUKEE -- A conservative state senator known for speaking out against abortion, affirmative action and welfare benefits defeated two other legislators Tuesday to win the...

2014 California Fine Art Show

I also liked Sacramentan John Tarahteeff's moody, surreal “Her Turn,” a picture of a couple fishing, the woman holding a bob line floating in a...

See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

Scott Walker: "I'm really focused on 2014, not getting ahead of the game. ... You guys can predict all you want. .... Limited overseas travel...

Presidential checklist: preparations in motion

Scott Walker speaks at the Republican party of Wisconsin State Convention in Milwaukee. Gov. .... Limited overseas travel in 2013: honorary degree at St. Andrews...

Presidential checklist: preparations in motion

Limited overseas travel in 2013: honorary degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland in September; trip to London in October for a diplomacy award and...

Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on gay marriage

Conservative scholars also questioned the impact of same-sex parenting on children. Friedman, who was ... Michigan's Roman Catholic leaders, led by Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron,...

Will campaign politics begin to color the Senate-CIA dispute?

Some Republicans have been wary of Udall's public discussion of such a sensitive topic. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., asked if Udall went too far, said,...

8 gay couples sue Florida to recognize their legal marriages

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Surgeon General and Health Secretary John Armstrong and Department of Management Services Secretary Craig Nichols are named...