California’s clout at stake this election year

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives with a combined 133 years of seniority have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. That means […]

State’s grip in Congress could shift

By Jessica Philipps Washington– California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Democrat Dennis Cardoza and five other California representatives – with a combined 133 years of seniority – have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents, […]

Report shows who’s who among top political donors

Washington — DreamWorks co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among the affluent Californians taking advantage of new campaign rules that allow them to donate unlimited amounts to assist President Obama’s re-election. On the Republican side, former Univision CEO Jerry Perenchio has donated $2 million to elect Republicans and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has been a […]

Affluent Californians send huge donations to Obama, Romney

WASHINGTON — DreamWorks co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among the affluent Californians taking advantage of new campaign rules that allow them to donate unlimited amounts to help President Barack Obama get re-elected. Katzenberg donated $2 million to Obama’s political action committee in 2011, the single largest donation to the president. Spielberg contributed $100,000. […]

Affluent Californians send huge donations to Obama, Romney

By Yousur Alhlou WASHINGTON — DreamWorks co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among the affluent Californians taking advantage of new campaign rules that allow them to donate unlimited amounts to help President Barack Obama get re-elected. Katzenberg donated $2 million to Obama’s political action committee in 2011, the single largest donation to the president. […]

California economy to take hit from defense cuts

By Yousur Alhlou Washington — Tens of thousands of California jobs are at stake as the Pentagon rolls out plans to reduce its budget for the first time since the 1990s. While California is less dependent on defense dollars than it was two decades ago, when drastic cuts cost the state nearly half a million jobs, […]

Super PAC cash: Fed release shows California Dollars fill presidential candidate coffers

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — DreamWorks co-founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among the affluent Californians taking advantage of new campaign rules that allow them to donate unlimited amounts to assist President Barack Obama’s re-election. On the Republican side, former Univision CEO Jerry Perenchio has donated $2 million to elect Republicans and PayPal co-founder […]

Reduced defense spending could put California jobs on chopping block

By Yousur Alhlou WASHINGTON D.C. – Tens of thousands of California jobs are at stake as the Pentagon rolls out plans to reduce its budget for the first time since the 1990s. Though California is far less dependent on defense dollars than it was two decades ago when drastic cuts cost the state nearly half […]

New Californians in Congress reduce state’s clout

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives with a combined 133 years of seniority have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. That means […]

Inland California to lose clout in congress

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON • California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives — with a combined 133 years of seniority — have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. […]

California likely to experience the biggest political turnover in 20 years

By Jessica Philipps WASHINGTON — California will lose a measure of clout in Congress after November’s election no matter which party best exploits the state’s freshly redistricted regions and election rules. Six California representatives with a combined 133 years of seniority have already announced their retirement. Another nine incumbents are regarded as vulnerable. The changes […]