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  • Quickly for March 1: 'Way to go, Andrean theater'

    Quickly for March 1: 'Way to go, Andrean theater'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. A one week extension — really? Republicans control both houses of Congress and...
  • Contenders for Mikulski's seat

    Contenders for Mikulski's seat
    Political observers in Maryland will soon be treated to a rare phenomenon: a battle royal for an open United States Senate seat. A U.S. Senate seat is a highly coveted prize in American politics. Here in Maryland, those politicos fortunate enough to...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Congress: The most ailing of all American institutions

    WASHINGTON Congress is sick. In fact it may be the most ailing of all American institutions. If it were a corporation, it would have gone out of business by now and it's officers would all be in jail for a variety of infractions hubris, lack of ethics,...
  • Marco Rubio admits it looks like he'll run in 2016, but no decision yet

    Marco Rubio admits it looks like he'll run in 2016, but no decision yet
    Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. "I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we've made," the Florida...
  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Albany Democrat- Herald, March 2, on the clean-fuels program The Legislature has one more chance to kill the state's clean-fuels program, but the smart money says the House will pass the measure this week and move it to Gov. Kate Brown, who's expected to...
  • House Speaker to give Israeli leader bust of Churchill

    House Speaker John Boehner plans to give Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bust of Winston Churchill when he speaks Tuesday to a joint meeting of Congress about the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. The gift was chosen because Netanyahu and the...
  • W.Va. Senate whip: Common Core repeal doesn't have the votes

    The state Senate's top vote counter says there isn't sufficient support to repeal the Common Core educational standards. On Sunday, Republican Majority Whip Daniel Hall told The Charleston Daily Mail (http://bit.ly/1Ea7K8A) he doesn't believe the...
  • The Iran end game

    It is clear we're approaching an end game in nuclear negotiations between six world powers the P5 plus 1 and Iran. Final negotiating maneuvers have commenced. Secretary of State John Kerry has said there will not be another extension beyond March 31...
  • Ken Plante: State senator, lobbyist dies at 75

    Ken Plante: State senator, lobbyist dies at 75
    TALLAHASSEE — The often-fractious state capital paused Monday on the eve of the 2015 legislative session to mourn former state Sen. Ken Plante, who died Sunday after a three-year battle with the degenerative disease ALS. Plante, 75, represented...
  • The next mayor faces an incredible, shrinking Chicago

    The next mayor faces an incredible, shrinking Chicago
    Wait, I thought only the Republican Party was being torn asunder by a rift between the establishment middle and the fringe. That impression was nailed down, again, last week by the embarrassing fracture among House Republicans over funding for the...
  • Legislators Grappling With Fast-Changing Health Care Landscape

    Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano speaks fondly of the days when his dad was a primary care doctor in independent practice, running his patients' lab tests and performing mammograms in his office to make sure they got done. "I think that era is going to...