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 >>
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 >>
Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergFacebook, 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Muni's bogus tax shelter and theGuardian's bogus lawsuit.
A powerful Bay Area trial lawyer with political connections tries to keep details of his messy divorce from going public
SEIU lobbies for nursing home chains. Clint Reilly vs. Jack Davis, redux. Kerry raises money for Reilly's wife. Fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous.
The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.
Yes, punch-card voting machines are error-prone. The touch-screen systems planned to replace them may be just as bad.
There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.
Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000
A Texas journalist gives George W. Bush his due
John McCain's family
Sen. John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped his presidential bid. Donations from special interests haven't hurt, either.
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.
National group soaks donors for telemarketing scheme as Republicans seize Capitol Hill