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  • New voting machines finally on horizon

    New voting machines finally on horizon
    In an era that increasingly relies on paperless technology, Maryland is about to revert to using old-fashioned pen and paper to elect its leaders. The Board of Public Works is expected to approve a $28 million contract Wednesday to replace Maryland's...
  • Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls

    Newport Beach woman helps deck White House halls
    Tom Goethals had a secret. The Newport Beach resident had watched his wife, a woman he had loved since high school, weather round after round of radiation treatment for breast cancer. It was her third time battling cancer since 1988. First it had been...
  • Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'

    Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'
    A tale of two restaurants unfolded in South Florida on Wednesday. In Miami's Little Havana, Versailles Restaurant hosted hard-line Cuban exiles railing against President Obama’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with the Cuban government....
  • Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge

    Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge
    Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team in Oklahoma City, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act...
  • In a kingdom of books, nation's librarian champions digital age

    WASHINGTON The setting was certainly regal: the ornamental hall of the Library of Congress' Beaux Arts-style Thomas Jefferson Building. So were the trappings: a band of trumpeters at each interior arch, with red herald banners hanging from their...
  • Tarrant County Democrats turn out to see the 'Ready for Hillary' bus in Fort Worth

    FORT WORTH, Texas Rosalinda Martinez is ready for Hillary Clinton. That's why she headed downtown Wednesday night, in the rain, to try to catch a glimpse of the "Ready for Hillary" bus. "I was hoping she would be on there," Martinez said of the bus that...
  • Friends, family pay tribute to Topinka at memorial gathering

    Friends, family pay tribute to Topinka at memorial gathering
    A bipartisan collection of politicians, lobbyists, staffers, community activists and family filled a suburban union hall Wednesday to bid farewell to the late Judy Baar Topinka and urge that her style of blunt pragmatism be adopted as a memorial to move...
  • L.A. to review 'flawed and expensive' leave policy for injured workers

    L.A. to review 'flawed and expensive' leave policy for injured workers
    Los Angeles' top elected officials say reforms are needed in an unusually generous injury leave policy that pays city employees more when they are out with job-related ailments than when they come to work. The cost to taxpayers for injury leaves taken...
  • Presidential vacation in Hawaii begins with an Obama staple: golf

    Presidential vacation in Hawaii  begins with an Obama staple:  golf
    Far removed -- at least physically -- from the concerns of Washington, President Obama commenced the familiar rituals of his annual holiday getaway to his home state of Hawaii on Saturday, starting with a round of golf. Roughly 12 hours after he and...
  • Will Sen. Moran of Kansas jump from GOP leadership to 'Cruz caucus'?

    WASHINGTON Jerry Moran of Kansas was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up this month with tea party favorite Ted Cruz on three votes intended to stall or defeat the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill a failed but headline-grabbing maneuver...
  • GOP Seeks Probe Of Merrill In Licensing Of Official Who Didn't Disclose Drug-Felony Record

    GOP Seeks Probe Of Merrill In Licensing Of Official Who Didn't Disclose Drug-Felony Record
    Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said in November that there was no "political angle" to her office's 2011 decision to let a Bridgeport Democratic Party leader continue as a notary public despite his failure to list criminal drug convictions on his...