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These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

Amanda Terkel

New Progressive Clout Tested By Wall Street Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fight over the fate of Antonio Weiss, a Treasury Department nominee and former Wall Street investment banker, has taken on extraordi...

A State Senate Race Tied to Personal Appeal

Maryam Zar | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Maryam Zar

Sandra Fluke and Ben Allen are the somewhat similar, often labeled "progressive" candidates vying for a state Senate seat being vacated by State Senator Ted Lieu who is a shoe-in to represent the 33rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.

Mollie Reilly

Romney Backs Republican Vying For Henry Waxman's Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is endorsing Elan Carr in the race for retiring Rep. Henry Waxman...

Congressional Candidate Calls On Fox News Host To Resign Over Racial Slur

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A congressional candidate in California is urging Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign after Beckel used a racial slur on air last week. While discus...

If California's Poor Just Formed a Corporation, They'd Be $420 Million Richer

John Hrabe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
John Hrabe

There's finally a state budget surplus, and it's reserved for an out-of-state corporation, not the 9 million people living in poverty. Under total Democratic control, California has just approved $420 million in corporate tax breaks for defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

Are You Serious?

Marianne Williamson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

I've heard things in the aftermath of the election that indeed have made me sad -- not because people didn't vote for me, but because of why in many cases people said they didn't vote for me.

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

California Primary: Jerry Brown Romps While Republicans Dodge Their Own Silver Bullet and Other Races Intrigue

William Bradley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Though the election was largely a bore, it did have some interesting outcomes, not only in the statewide races but also in some district level races for Congress and state Assembly and even local office.

Highlights from Silicon Beach Congressional Debate

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

Four of the leading candidates to replace the retiring Henry Waxman in California's 33rd Congressional District discussed their views on tech issues w...

The Independent: "3 New Ideas" TV Spot

Brent Roske | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Field trips from all over the country and tourists from all over the world -- they'll be able to get energized again about American patriotism and they'll see that our Government was created by the people -- to serve the people -- and is accessible.

California Elections: The Fights to Lose to Jerry Brown and Succeed Henry Waxman Come Into More Focus

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In a rather quiet year, some of the more significant races in California are coming into greater focus.

Can Theater Help Solve California's Prison Overcrowding Crisis?

Tim Robbins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tim Robbins

Any successful system of rehabilitation requires multiple components, ranging from mental health and drug treatment to education and skills training. One aspect that may not be initially obvious, however, is the power of art and theater.

Gay Conversion Therapy Poses Serious Risks For Minors, Senator Notes

Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

California Senator Ted Lieu applauded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's support of a ban on gay conversion therapy in a HuffPost Live appearance late l...

Aaron Sankin

California Takes Big Step For First Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.26.2013 | San Francisco

In the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice secretly obtained two months of phone records from the Associated Press as part of a leak in...

Celebrity 'Swatting,' the Latest Craze for Kids

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Parents now have another thing to worry about with their kids and technology -- celebrity "swatting" calls.

California Bill Could Protect Patients From 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

In what could be a potential blow to the "ex-gay" movement, a proposed California bill seeks to protect gay patients from the mental and physical harm...

Let's Face It: It's The Radical Right, Not Islam, That Is The Greatest Threat To The American Way

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

That a group of extremists from Florida would exercise their First Amendment right to carry out bigoted campaigns is unfortunate ... For that reason, it ought to catch the attention of Americans who, for far too long, have stayed on the sidelines.

Saki Knafo

Where Does Gov. Jerry Brown Stand On Occupy Wall Street?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

In mid-November, a group of demonstrators aligned with the Occupy movement held a rally outside a Sacramento loft building in an attempt to capture th...

Sexting: How It Could Get Teens Kicked Out Of School

Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

A controversial bill that makes student sexting an expellable offense was approved last week by the California Assembly Education Committee. SB919,...

California's Humpty-Dumpty Law

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Although SB 6 is sitting on a wall, its Humpty-Dumpty election rules do not have to fall.

Top Two Reasons To Reject The Top Two Primary

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Here are the top two reasons to reject Prop 14, also called the "Top Two" Primary. First, Prop 14 will stifle political competition and debate. Second, Prop 14 will deprive voters of a full range of candidate choices.

The Grinch Who Steals Our Elections

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Between resignations and politicians' office-hopping, special elections cannot be avoided. Fortunately, there's a proven way to rescue hapless voters and taxpayers -- Instant Runoff Voting.