Jun 14, 2012 Ahead of what's billed as a major speech by Barack Obama in Cleveland, democratic strategists want the president to change his message to acknowledge slow growth.
Jun 14, 2012 Any day now, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act will come down. Two years since the act was passed, what do American's think of the reforms?
Jun 12, 2012 The change gives federal candidates a new way to tap into small donor networks, but questions about how much money it will bring in remain.
Jun 11, 2012 With California scheduled to vote on a budget this week, the question is: How did the state’s finances get so bad, so quickly? Do other states have to fear the same thing?
Jun 11, 2012 Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today, and rumors of a new operating system are abound. Plus, political candidates will soon want you to text them some cash.
Jun 5, 2012 The city of Stockton, California, population 291,000 is trying to avoid becoming the biggest U.S. city to go bankrupt during this economic downturn.
Jun 7, 2012 Why do the Obama and Romney campaigns both set $3 as the entry-level donation?
Jun 1, 2012 A demographic survey says, California, like other states, is actually several different voting and demographic units within one. What are the public policy implications of these divisions?
Mary Rose Madden
May 31, 2012 Today housing advocacy groups from 22 cities and 17 states are launching a campaign to force the presidential candidates to address the specific topic of foreclosures.
May 24, 2012 Like other states across the U.S., California's grappling with a giant budget hole. Gov. Jerry Brown talks about the role of government and the tension between taxing the rich and cutting programs for the poor.