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  • Attention turns to obscure state committee studying death penalty

    Attention turns to obscure state committee studying death penalty
    The committee hasn't met since 2012 and is running at least two years behind schedule. Its 27 members haven't been publicly announced, but critics already charge they have leaped to conclusions. The state Senate's Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment...
  • John Boehner, Martin O'Malley: Sunday guests

    John Boehner, Martin O'Malley: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: House Speaker John Boehner sees a national crisis in the relationship between African Americans and law enforcement, the Ohio Republican tells NBC News' "Meet the Press" this weekend. "I think that if you look at what’s happened in the...
  • Unrest after Freddie Gray's death puts spotlight on Hogan, Rawlings-Blake

    Unrest after Freddie Gray's death puts spotlight on Hogan, Rawlings-Blake
    Unrest in Baltimore put on display the widely different leadership styles that Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake brought to a crisis that could come to define their administrations. As Hogan toured inner-city neighborhoods Thursday,...
  • Republicans, in South Carolina, united in attacks on radical Islam

    Republican presidential contenders used the South Carolina GOP convention this weekend to declare war on radical Islam. The most aggressive cry came from former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who said Islamic State wants to bring back an ancient...
  • In South Carolina, GOP hopefuls run against Obama, terrorism

    Republican presidential hopefuls eventually will have to start running against each other. But, for now, many are content to run against President Barack Obama, Iran and Middle East extremists. At the South Carolina Republican convention on Saturday, Jeb...
  • Start the Presses: Starlings and birds of a feather

    Start the Presses: Starlings and birds of a feather
    Who are Doug and Shelly Starling? The mysterious Montrose residents have been sending letters-to-the-editor to the Glendale News-Press and Crescenta Valley Weekly since at least mid-2014. They touch on range of local subjects, most recently dancing on...
  • Letter: Gov. Rauner cuts show no heart, hurt Republicans

    Funerals are obviously Gov. Bruce Rauner's answer to the budgetary problems in Illinois. Instead of fighting the tough problems he has in the State House and Speaker Madigan's Quagmire, he has chosen to inflict pain upon those who can't fight back. If...
  • Elgin Mayor, staff spend day lobbying in Springfield

    Elgin Mayor, staff spend day lobbying in Springfield
    A recent trip to Springfield left Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain and City Manager Sean Stegall with the impression that matters related to the state's budget are far from being settled. "I got the feeling that they are a long way from resolving their issues,"...
  • Juice would be spilled: Imagining 2 Floridas, South and North

    Juice would be spilled: Imagining 2 Floridas, South and North
    Some South Florida politicians say they've been ignored long enough by state leaders in North Florida. Now they want their own state. The South Miami City Commission is urging the creation of a new state of "South Florida." It's a symbolic resolution,...
  • Michelle Obama, Antioch company create new White House dishes

    Michelle Obama, Antioch company create new White House dishes
    A little part of northern Illinois will now reside in the White House as Antioch's Pickard China scored another win in the world of fine china. The Obama administration picked the 122-year-old company to produce the tableware for state dinners in the...
  • Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

    Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. The former U.S. trade representative...