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  • Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs

    Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want the governor's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs, rather than the state police. The House voted 55-35 Thursday for a change to...
  • Texas House OKs letting clergy refuse to marry gay couples

    The Texas House voted Thursday to let clergy members refuse to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs — further shielding the nation's largest conservative state from a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed....
  • 2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. "My party has let the bond...
  • Arkansas governor proposes $87M bond package for project

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said he's proposing that the state issue $87 million in bonds to help Lockheed Martin land a defense contract for its south Arkansas facility. The Republican governor said most of the bonds would go toward infrastructure...
  • GOP presidential prospect Kasich heads to Georgia, SC

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) plans to appear at a couple Republican events in Georgia next week as he continues to weigh a 2016 bid for president. The second-term governor has scheduled appearances Tuesday at the Fulton County Republican Party...
  • Congress largely silent on unfolding Islamic State crisis

    WASHINGTON Senators were so eager to put their imprint on the Iran nuclear deal that 47 Republicans wrote a letter about it to that country's leaders before any deal has been finalized. But when it comes to the deteriorating situation in Iraq, there is...
  • Is there a political pipeline from Legislature to Broward Commission?

    Is there a political pipeline from Legislature to Broward Commission?
    Broward County is doing a great job of recycling — when it comes to politicians. Thanks in part to term limits that kicked in at the state and county levels in 2000, there's a pipeline now from the state Legislature in Tallahassee to the Broward...
  • Walker misses jobs promise by about 121,000 jobs

    Gov. Scott Walker made it only about halfway toward fulfilling his signature 2010 campaign promise — repeated in the 2012 recall — that 250,000 private sector jobs would be created over four years under his leadership. New figures released by...
  • GOP senators advance bill to ease rules on smaller banks

    Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis. But it received no support from Democrats, making...
  • Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

    A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinville Republican Sen. Sam McCann would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the animal'...
  • Lack of debate on force authorization is frustrating, hypocritical, Kaine says

    There's been a fair amount of posturing on Capitol Hill about the Islamic State, but it sounds as if Sen Tim Kaine is getting a bit impatient with a lot of it. “Absent the one vote in September that we took to arm the Syrian moderates, there is no...