Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, flagship of Hearst Newspapers, covering California, state and national races. RTs are not an endorsement.
blog.sfgate.com — As the IRS-Tea Party scandal continues to balloon, Grass Valley attorney - and ol' school Tea Party leader - Mark Meckler is filing a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Nor Cal Patriots - and potentially other organizations whose tax status applications were processed IRS. Check out the complaint here.
blog.timesunion.com — Sen. Ran Paul, the Kentucky Republican and libertarian, Tuesday defended Apple's tax machinations, saying he was "offended" that Apple CEO Tim Cook was being "dragged" before the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to explain how the company could attribute nearly two thirds of its income to Irish entities that have no employees, no physical residence, and are not taxed by any government anywhere, but are totally controlled by Apple.
opensecrets.org — Last week's collapse of a massive precious metals mine in Indonesia, which killed at least 17 workers, brought unwanted attention to the American company that owns the facility, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold. But the company is already well-known to many here in Washington: Its top executives, as well as the company PAC, contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle to help fuel congressional campaigns.
sfchronicle.com — According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, nobody knows how to pronounce the neighborhood of Los Feliz. Longtime locals pronounce it in the Anglicized way (Los Fee-lus), while the younger generation is attempting to bring back the original Spanish pronunciation (Los Fey-lease).
sfchronicle.com — Perhaps, having been pilloried for helping Clinton pardon a well-heeled fugitive and a group of unrepentant Puerto Rican terrorists, Holder decided that the second time around, as attorney general, he would advise the president that the best way not to abuse the pardon power is to barely use the pardon power.
sfchronicle.com — Wielsch, the former commander of an elite antidrug task force in Contra Costa County, pleaded guilty in December to five counts of possessing and distributing marijuana and methamphetamine, theft of federal funds, civil rights conspiracy and robbery.
Sign up to discover more journalists who cover Politics, Metro San Francisco and more.Create An Account
Share This Profile