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The nation’s second-largest school system has enjoyed a major infusion of funding since the bone-deep cuts it endured during the recession. But in coming years, school officials project growth in…

Why would a group trying to elect Democrats buy ads promoting their Republican opponents to conservative watchers of Fox News? Because California’s election rules have turned normal campaign tactics on…

Is your social media feed filling up with political campaign ads? Our reporter Laurel Rosenhall wants to see them. After you submit an ad, Laurel may contact you for a story about how campaigns use...

Questionnaires for candidates are a staple of electoral politics. Many interest groups use them in evaluating whether to make endorsements or spend money supporting their campaigns. Here is a...

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Watch keynote speakers deliver addresses to delegates and party members at the California Democratic Convention in San Diego. For live updates from the ground of the convention floor, follow...

You can also subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and Overcast. What makes or breaks good housing policy? The wonky details. This week, Matt and Liam break down the ins and outs of all...

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