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Did California Dem Party funnel illicit oil donations to governor brown?

California’s campaign finance watchdog agency is looking into allegations the state’s Democratic Party funneled millions of dollars from oil and energy companies to high-profile politicians, including Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 reelection campaign. “It was a laundry machine for dirty energy contributions to the Brown administration, a slush fund of sorts, hiding big oil, utility and

Affordable Care Act: Ballot measure could Ëœuncover’ California

Steven Greenhut Supporters of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare, have been fending off challenges from the Right — from Republicans opposed to deeper government intrusion in the health-care market. But in California, the biggest threat to the program’s implementation now is coming from the Left. An initiative that has qualified for the November 2014