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  • Dan Morain: Transparency can combat corruption

    Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and the other forces of darkness in the U.S. Senate may have met their match, in the person of Kuang Chen. Chen is a 34-year-old computer wizard who runs a startup called Captricity in downtown Oakland and has the crazy notion...
  • Democrats run from Harry Reid

    Harry Reid's caucus is running from him on the campaign trail, but that doesn't mean a revolt is in the works yet. The majority leader has twisted the Senate into a pretzel all year to protect his vulnerable members, but the Nevada Democrat is now facing...
  • Obama administration eyes leadership change at auto safety agency: source

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting chief of the NHTSA, the top U.S. automotive safety regulator, is unlikely to be nominated for the job and an active search is under way to fill the position, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. After a...
  • Surge in midterm election campaign spending a boon for TV broadcasters

    A year ago, KKTV, the CBS television affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colo., was expecting a sleepy season for midterm election political advertising. But races for a U.S. Senate seat and the governor turned out to be dogfights. Ballot questions on food...
  • Race, party favors and early voting key in Md. governor's battle

    Race, party favors and early voting key in Md. governor's battle
    The Maryland gubernatorial race is closer than many pundits, myself included, had expected. Whoever wins Tuesday, we can take away at least five lessons from the contest between Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican businessman Larry Hogan....
  • Candidates urge reform of school reform

    Candidates urge reform of school reform
    If the tide hasn't turned in Tallahassee on the education reform movements of the past 15 years — such as testing, accountability and choice — it surely appeared Monday night to have turned among seven candidates for the Florida Legislature in...
  • Factbox: Key U.S. governors races at stake in November

    (Reuters) - Governor's seats in 36 U.S. states are up for grabs on Nov. 4, and polls show more than a third of the contests remain competitive with just one week until the election. Republicans hold 29 governorships compared to the Democrats' 21....
  • U.S. Senate control could be mixed blessing for Republican 2016 hopefuls

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For Republican lawmakers with White House aspirations, control of the U.S. Senate could be a blessing and a curse. If Republicans win a Senate majority in the Nov. 4 elections, the party's new governing responsibilities may force...
  • Legislature heads back to Richmond to pick top judges

    RICHMOND – The Virginia General Assembly will go back into session Nov. 10 to elect a new state Supreme Court justice and replace two retiring judges on the state Court of Appeals. It may also handle some outstanding district court judicial...
  • All work? Congress averaging 70-hour work week

    Who are some of the hardest working men and women in Washington, D.C.? Congress, apparently. Members of Congress work an average of 70 hours per week when in session and nearly 60 hours per week for district work periods, with approximately 13 meetings...
  • House Democrats urge pause in migrant family deportations

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives has called on President Barack Obama to suspend deportations of Central American families until problems are resolved at the newly opened detention facilities holding women...