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  • Sen John Watkins to retire, won't seek re-election

    One of Virginia's most senior legislators, state Sen. John Watkins, R-Powhatan, has decided not to seek re-election. Watkins has served in the state Senate in 1998 and was a member of the House of Delegates from 1982-1998. “For 34 years, Senator...
  • FSU shooting revives debate over guns on college campuses

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Last Thursday's shooting at Florida State University has spurred a renewed call for allowing guns on college campuses. Among those leading the charge: Nathan Scott, one of three people shot and wounded last week when Myron May opened...
  • Attorney, former GOP candidate Deon Long disbarred

    Attorney, former GOP candidate Deon Long disbarred
    Apopka attorney Ometrius Deon Long, who once ran for Congress as a Republican and served on the St. Johns River Water Management District, is among 18 attorneys statewide who were disciplined recently by the Florida Supreme Court. Long, who was admitted...
  • Is the Obama White House in disarray?

    Is the Obama White House in disarray?
        Republicans want you to believe the Obama White House is in disarray. Maybe, for once, they are right. Maybe disarray is not the proper word, but there sure seems to be some problems, with President Obama now looking for his fourth defense...
  • Tom Schaller: The right systematically manufactures bogus news

    Tom Schaller: The right systematically manufactures bogus news
    If you haven't heard of Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the Affordable Care Act whose testimony about transparency in passing Obamacare has gone viral, expect a rash of new stories about him. Why? Because as of late last Friday afternoon — when a...
  • Simsbury Selectmen Vote To Decrease First Selectman's Salary Mid-Term

    SIMSBURY — The board of selectmen voted to decrease First Selectman Mary Glassman's salary by 35 percent effective in July — a move Glassman called "insulting" and "suspicious." "I'm very disappointed that the board of selectmen made a mid-...
  • What's next, what's not in wake of Michael Brown decision

    WASHINGTON What now? Another heated national conversation has begun, following the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. There will be talk, lots of talk,...
  • Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration divided

    Hagel's exit from Pentagon still leaves administration divided
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation Monday amid pressure from the White House clears the way for a new Pentagon leader but still leaves the administration divided over the issues that helped lead to his downfall – most notably how to...
  • Chuck Hagel: A good man who never quite got on top of his job

    Chuck Hagel: A good man who never quite got on top of his job
    It's tempting to look at Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation, apparently under pressure from the White House, as reflecting a struggle over war strategy in Iraq and Syria: Was Hagel axed because he wanted more aid to the Iraqi army or more...
  • Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy

     Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy
    It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
  • Rocky Hill Charter Revision Commission Officially Established

    ROCKY HILL – It's official: a charter revision commission, the first in nearly 2 ½ decades, has been formed to review and suggest changes to the town's fundamental governing document. The Republican-led council voted Monday night to establish the...