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  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Peter Magowan, Former Giants President, Among Romney's Top Bay Area Donors

    Californians would have loved 2002 Mitt Romney. That guy was the bleeding heart who pushed universal health care in his state; the conservationist who would attack a coal plant by saying "I will not create jobs that kill people!"; a man who signed a Planned Parenthood candidate questionnaire affirmi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Who's Behind the "Don't Run Ed" Facebook Ads?

    ​Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy and already the counter-campaigns have begun. Jim Stearns, political consultant for State Senator Leland Yee's mayoral campaign, made a YouTube video called "Promise" which highlights Lee's previous remarks, saying he would not be running for mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Facebook Fights Disclosure of Political Ad Funders

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg​Facebook, that oxygen-like Internet omnipresence that you were probably fooling around on a few minutes before reading this post, doesn't want you to know who's paying for the political ads displayed on its pages.That's the upshot of a letter, obtained and published by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Toxic Babies Are Not an Option!

    Sometimes ... and I want to make it very clear that this is not drug-induced ... I don't think San Francisco is a real city at all. I think that maybe we're a Lego city, populated by Weebles. It makes as much sense as anything Sophie Maxwell's said lately. Why would I think this? Well, h ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    SF Businesses, Pelosi PAC Gave $30K to Scandal-Plagued Illinois Gov.

    By Peter Jamison In politics, shame is contagious. Small wonder, then, that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- who yesterday was arrested on federal corruption charges alleging that, among other indiscretions, he sought to auction off the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama to th ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2008

    Double Bogey

    Muni's bogus tax shelter and theGuardian's bogus lawsuit.

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    Sealed With a Dis

    A powerful Bay Area trial lawyer with political connections tries to keep details of his messy divorce from going public

  • News

    April 27, 2005

    The Politics of Cynicism

    SEIU lobbies for nursing home chains. Clint Reilly vs. Jack Davis, redux. Kerry raises money for Reilly's wife. Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Medea Benjamin for President*

    The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.

  • News

    September 24, 2003

    The Past and Future Fraud

    Yes, punch-card voting machines are error-prone. The touch-screen systems planned to replace them may be just as bad.

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    The World According to Bechtel

    There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    South to the Future

    Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    See George Educate

    A Texas journalist gives George W. Bush his due

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    This Bud's for John

    John McCain's family

  • News

    December 15, 1999

    An Endowed Chair

    Sen. John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped his presidential bid. Donations from special interests haven't hurt, either.

  • Calendar

    August 6, 1997
  • News

    May 28, 1997

    Falling for the Gap

    San Francisco gave away the store to help The Gap Inc. and its politically connected chairman build an upscale headquarters with a bay view. But more than $18 million in subsidies apparently won't bring the city anything it couldn't have had free.

  • Calendar

    September 11, 1996
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    Dialing for AIDS Dollars

    National group soaks donors for telemarketing scheme as Republicans seize Capitol Hill

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