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  • Hogan requests probe of donors with ties to state contracts

    Hogan requests probe of donors with ties to state contracts
    Republican Larry Hogan urged state and federal investigators Thursday to probe the possible connection between large political donations to the Democratic Governors Association and the award of Maryland state contracts to donors. Hogan, the GOP...
  • Who will replace Holder, and can Obama get a nominee confirmed?

    Confirming a new attorney general to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. is certain to prompt a heated political debate during a robust post-election lame-duck session of Congress – one made especially more divisive if Democrats lose the Senate’s...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • As attorney general, Holder made friends, enemies and history

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder leaves a mixed legacy of highs and lows as the nation's top law enforcement official. A ground-breaker across several decades, the 63-year-old Columbia Law School graduate was the first African-American to lead the...
  • Timing a debate on war-making

    WASHINGTON -- Now that President Obama has laid his case before the United Nations for a concerted international war on the emerging Islamic State, if and when should the argument be debated in Congress? Obama legal experts have insisted that the...
  • Negative ads undermine trust in leaders

    Negative ads undermine trust in leaders
    Florida voters don't trust Gov. Rick Scott very much. They feel the same queasiness about challenger Charlie Crist. There are at least two plausible explanations for the dismal showing. It could be the consequence of negative ads that bombard voters...
  • US combat role in Iraq not off table, Gen. Dempsey says

    WASHINGTON The nation's top military commander refused Friday to back off his controversial stance in Senate testimony that he would recommend committing U.S. troops to combat in Iraq if he believed they were needed to help defeat Islamic State militants....
  • Yet another poll ... PPP has Warner up 13 points

    Polling the polls for the U.S. Senate race. And the latest result in, from PPP, finds Sen. Mark Warner with a 13 percentage point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The pollster, which mostly works for Democrats, found 48 percent of...
  • Tribune board calls out U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos

    Tribune board calls out U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos
    Two years ago, when Bobby Schilling was a member of Congress and Cheri Bustos was his challenger, they visited with the Tribune Editorial Board. Today Bustos is a member of Congress, and Schilling is her challenger. And a bit of that conversation from...
  • Krulick: I'm 'only alternative' to Mica

    Krulick: I'm 'only alternative' to Mica
    In late 1998, weeks after Al Krulick handily lost again in his second attempt as a Democrat to challenge a Congressional institution, Republican then-U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum, Orlando Sentinel columnist Greg Dawson called Krulick "a born egalitarian and...
  • Holder resigns; Senate battle looms over replacement

    WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, signaling an end to his six turbulent years in office and setting the stage for a potentially bruising confirmation battle in the Senate over his eventual replacement. "We...