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Elections

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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy

    Hillary Rodham Clinton news conference won't end email controversy
    There is little that Hillary Rodham Clinton could have said or done to instantly quell the controversy surrounding her private email account and, by that meager standard, Tuesday’s 20-minute news conference lived up to expectations. Supporters...
  • Mayor's race in runoff

    This runoff creates a real opportunity for the voters. Now that the election is focused between two candidates, we need to hear precisely what their specific plans are to deal with the city's financial crisis, including if they plan to raise taxes. We...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities

    Chicago mayoral candidates sound off on transit priorities
    Add one more item to the list of topics Mayor Emanuel and his formidable challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia disagree on: Emanuel's proposed flyover at the Belmont stop in Lakeview. Though they've spent lots of time shaking...
  • The Times' L.A. city election ballot endorsements

    The Times' L.A. city election ballot endorsements
    Voters in Los Angeles head to the polls Tuesday to answer a crucial question for local democracy: Should the city and the Los Angeles Unified School District, in an effort to increase voter participation, move their elections from March and May of odd-...
  • Hillary Clinton, in Silicon Valley, notes downsides of high-tech industry

    Hillary Clinton, in Silicon Valley, notes downsides of high-tech industry
    Venturing to the heart of Silicon Valley, Hillary Rodham Clinton gently scolded the high-tech industry Tuesday for its male-dominated culture and warned of the downside of its world-changing innovation. While automation has made lives better, created...
  • Nan Rich changes mind, will run for County Commission

    Nan Rich changes mind, will run for County Commission
    If things had gone Nan Rich's way, she'd be in the governor's mansion right now. Instead, she's reduced to setting her sights on a County Commission seat, something she said just months ago that she "absolutely'' wasn't interested in. Rich, a 73-year-...
  • Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California

    Supreme Court ruling could affect congressional districts in California
    An old statehouse joke has it that the once-a-decade process of redrawing election districts gives politicians a right to pick their voters, rather than the other way around. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to turn that wry comment into a...
  • 'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement

    'Free-for-all' expected in wake of Sen. Barbara Mikulski's retirement announcement
    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, a former social worker from Baltimore who became a leading liberal voice in Washington and the longest-serving woman in Congress, announced in an emotional press conference on Monday that she would not seek a sixth term in...
  • Balto. Co. Council OKs cut to 'rain tax'

    Balto. Co. Council OKs cut to 'rain tax'
    The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to cut the county's stormwater fees by one-third after rejecting a proposal to reduce the fees to one penny per year. Councilman Todd Crandell, a Dundalk Republican who pushed for the penny fee, said it's clear...
  • GOP's week extension of homeland security funding makes great reality TV

     GOP's week extension of homeland security funding makes great reality TV
    The problem with modern-day politics, aside from everything, is that it lacks consistent excitement. Sure, there are moments when debate over a major bill gets attention, but our interest fades once the bill passes and we drift back to more intriguing...
  • Can the Democratic Party fix its "white voter" problem?

    Can the Democratic Party fix its "white voter" problem?
    While talking to black and white Republicans recently about the Grand Old Party's outreach efforts to voters of color, I wondered: What are Democrats doing to reach working-class whites? Much has been said and written — some of it by me —...