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Major Settlement Reached In 'Dark Money' Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California's Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday will announce a settlement in its probe into an $11 million contribution ma...

Will the Mormon Church Sit Out Hawaii's Gay Marriage Vote?

Fred Karger | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church has a large presence in Hawaii. The Church-owned Brigham Young University -- Hawaii (BYUH) and the Polynesian Culture Center are there, along with enormous real estate holdings and thousands of Church members.

State Grand Jury Probes Koch-Backed Effort, Shady Groups

The Daily Beast | Peter H. Stone | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A grand jury is now involved in a high-stakes California probe that is looking into whether a PAC and three so-called dark-money groups—including on...

FBI Raids California Lawmaker's Offices

AP | DON THOMPSON and TOM VERDIN | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature's Latino caucus on Tuesday but would not disclose...

Where's the Outrage? National Organization for Marriage Out to Destroy Lives

Fred Karger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

The LGBT community and everyone who cares about fairness and equality face four crucial votes next Tuesday in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. All four elections are the doing of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Jerry Brown Cries Foul Over Secret Donations From Arizona

| Posted 12.26.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans While Gov. Jerry Brown cries foul over $11 million in unidentified money that rece...

FPPC Sworn Complaint Filed Against NOM

Fred Karger | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

I have found that the National Organization for Marriage did not report an additional $345,400 to Proposition 8 -- including $10,000 from Mitt Romney.

We're #1!

| Will Evans | Posted 03.16.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Will Evans California has some of the best public disclosure of independent political s...

New Gift Regulations for California, Finally

Jessica Levinson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Jessica Levinson

Just in time for the holidays Californians may receive a present from the state's political watchdog agency -- new rules for public officials concerning the acceptance and disclosure gifts.

Kinde Durkee's Alleged Fraud Continues to Take Its Toll on California Politicians

Jessica Levinson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

The effects of the stunning fall from grace and subsequent arrest on September 2nd of veteran campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee continue to ripple throughout the California political community.

Fighting For Civil Rights Has Consequences

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

In the past year, I've led a series of boycotts against CEOs and business owners who fund campaigns to ban same-sex marriage across the country.

Mormongate: Public's Help Sought

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) finally turned in a very late Major Donor campaign report on its Prop 8 spending to th...

Mormongate -- The Church's Cover-up of its Prop 8 Funding

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Up until Election Day, the Mormon Church had only filed one non-monetary contribution, and that was reported just 4 days before the election for a mere $2,078.97.

The Mormon PR Campaign on Prop 8...The Lawsuit

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church claims that a handful of their over 64,000 contributors have been harassed since Prop 8's narrow victory on November 4th.

California To Probe Mormon Church Role In Proposition 8

Sacramento Bee | Aurelio Rojas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

California's political watchdog agency is investigating a complaint alleging the Mormon church failed to report non-monetary contributions to the Yes...