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  • New archbishop brings 'Francis factor' to Chicago

     New archbishop brings 'Francis factor' to Chicago
    When he received the phone call 11 days ago, Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was as surprised as anyone to learn he had been selected as Chicago's next archbishop. After all, his eastern Washington diocese has just 90,000 Catholics. Just four...
  • Politics as Usual

    Fed nominee blocked over role in Abu-Jamal case withdraws from consideration A civil rights attorney nominated to a Justice Department post has formally withdrawn his name from consideration, months after Pennsylvania's two senators played key roles in...
  • In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue

    In tight Senate races, immigration could still be a priority issue
    When the U.S. Senate race in Arkansas heated up this summer, Mark Pryor found himself under attack from his opponent with a nasty — and inaccurate — ad claiming that the Democrat had supported giving Social Security benefits to people who...
  • Preserve real Florida, driving, and forums: Letters

    Preserve real Florida, driving, and forums: Letters
    Preserve real Florida Scott Maxwell's column, "Environmental amendment puts priorities in place," on Tuesday was on the mark. Opponents of Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation ballot initiative, are misinformed when they say it's a new tax. As...
  • L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness

    L.A. Councilman Bernard Parks finds himself in political wilderness
    For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
  • Are the Medicaid wars over, or just on pause?

     Are the Medicaid wars over, or just on pause?
    Everyone knew Del. Tom Rust's bill was going to die, just as they knew the House of Delegates debate on Medicaid expansion last week wasn't going to convince a staunchly opposed Republican majority to change its mind. But they went through the...
  • Rand Paul blisters Obama and Clinton, calls for GOP diversity

    Fewer than 50 days before an election that may give Republicans control of the Senate as well as the House, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday skipped past those contests entirely to focus on one in which he may play a more central role — the 2016...
  • Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections

    Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections
    The Florida governor's race could turn on the turnout of various pockets of voters. No bloc is going un-courted as the candidates pull out all the stops to eke out a few more votes from pivotal demographic groups. "It's political life or death," said...
  • Democrats say they'll defy history and win in November

    Democrats say they'll defy history and win in November
    – History is against them. But Democrats were undeterred Saturday night, insisting that 2014 is going to be the year their party will finally prevail and elect one of their own as Florida governor for the first time in 20 years. •Democrats...
  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • Should Orange County schools permit distribution of Satanist literature?