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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An Arizona group can continue to withhold documents related to an $11 million contribution to a California political action committee while it appeals a lower court ruling, California's 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Friday.
Martha Randolph Carr: Let’s bring back the Fairness Doctrine that required television journalists to at least attempt to be fair. The economic debacles and looming health care crisis have left a whiff of reform in the air once again and TV journalism is something that could stand some tinkering. It used to be better in America.
Jason Torchinsky, an attorney Americans for Responsible Leadership, argues against a lawsuit filed by the California Fair Political Practices Commission concerning the source of an $11 million political contribution from the Arizona based nonprofit, during a hearing in Sacramento Superior Court, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The FPPC lawsuit claims that ARL is violating California campaign finance law by concealing the source of the money it has funneled into two ballot initiative campaigns. Judge Shelleyanne Chang has indicated that she will require the group to comply with the FPPC's request. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
SAN FRANCISCO - A California gay rights activist filed a complaint Thursday accusing the Mormon church of failing to report the full value of the work it did to support the state's new ban on same-sex marriage.
BAGHDAD - The government wants to require foreign and Iraqi journalists to sign a code of conduct in exchange for permission to attend this month's provincial elections, raising concerns among media analysts that independent coverage could be undermined.
SAN FRANCISCO — California's highest court ordered an Arizona group led by former Mesa legislator Kirk Adams on Sunday to turn over records related to an $11 million contribution to two California campaigns last month, but it remained to be seen whether voters will know the source of the donation before Election Day.
The Citizens Clean Election Commission has a delicate but critical task later this month when it must decide whether to investigate Gov. Janet Napolitano for a possible misstep when she launched her re-election campaign March 1.
Statistics sometimes can be misleading, but a survey of the ethnic and gender makeup of Gilbert Town Hall management reveals a distinct and troubling lack of diversity.
An Arizona-based group trying to affect ballot measures in California has no constitutional right to hide its donors, a judge in that state ruled Wednesday.
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday blew apart the last hope of Democrats to get legislative districts they find more favorable in the next election — and possibly take control of the House or Senate.
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday blew apart the last hope of Democrats to get legislative districts they find more favorable in the next election - and possibly take control of the House or Senate.
They made it sound so simple, these proponents of an independent government body to draw the maps every 10 years that determine how Arizona’s delegates to Congress and the state Legislature are elected.
Saying their congressional maps are unconstitutional, Gov. Jan Brewer took the first steps Wednesday toward possibly seeking the ouster of one or more members of the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Anonymous speech is as old as graffiti — and as new as the views about certain Gilbert candidates’ religious beliefs found in a mailer sent by an anonymous group calling itself Concerned Arizona Taxpayers.
Guest commentary by Tom Patterson
WASHINGTON - President Bush intends to nominate California Rep. Christopher Cox to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Republican officials said Wednesday following the resignation of William Donaldson.
The state's chief election officer wants tighter financial reporting laws so voters know who is really funding campaigns.
A new revenue source far from assures smooth sailing for Scottsdale's land preservation quest, and instead sounds a warning, say city officials and leading McDowell Sonoran Preserve supporters.
On the presidential campaign trail, Democrat John Kerry scorns Halliburton Co. as the symbol of Bush administration cronyism and corporate greed.
By Lawn Griffiths
The lucrative pensions that taxpayers now provide for state and local elected officials could soon be on the way out.
Part 1 of a 4-day series
Mesa’s Tuesday election is shaping up to be one of the most notable races in the city’s history. Four of six City Council seats will be occupied by someone new and the city will have a new mayor.
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The specter of widespread political corruption has grown with each new indictment of an elected official.