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  • In Chicago, contenders make hard push to get on mayoral ballot

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with a fellow volunteer on how to collect signatures to get their candidate on the mayoral ballot. "Hold your pen tight in your...
  • Letter: Richmond hit the nail on the head

    The Nov. 8 column by Ray Richmond, “Election had little to do with facts,” is, in my opinion, the most incisive analysis I have yet read on the midterm election. While the electorate in California bucked the trend, many of the voters in much...
  • South Florida must lead on climate change

    South Florida must lead on climate change
    "Climate Change" should have been an election issue. It wasn't. Nationally the two words are so politically poisonous that candidates merely babbled, "I'm no scientist…" when questioned, and Congress remains paralyzed. In South Florida, you don't...
  • Republicans Call For Special Session To Cut Budget

    Republicans Call For Special Session To Cut Budget
    Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session by December 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new leaders, Senator Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides of Derby, said the legislature...
  • Banker to be named Brazil finance minister: newspapers

    By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will name banker Joaquim Levy as her new finance minister, three leading newspapers reported on Friday, signaling a shift toward more market-friendly policies that could breathe life...
  • U.N. calls for credible Myanmar election, minority protection

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Myanmar on Friday to continue reforms to ensure credible elections next year and to step up efforts to protect ethic and religious minorities. A resolution passed the U.N. General Assembly...
  • Texas Board of Education adopts new social studies textbooks on party-line vote

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas Board of Education members on Friday gave final approval to a new generation of social studies textbooks and e-books that will reflect a more conservative view of U.S. history than books used for the past dozen years. The 89 books on...
  • Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...
  • Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
  • Norway's minority government gets budget deal with minor concessions

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's minority right-wing government struck a deal with opposition parties on the budget on Friday, making minor adjustments to its original proposal but keeping the overall spending targets unchanged, the parties said. The deal,...
  • Politics And Prison: From Serving The Public To Serving Time

    Politics And Prison: From Serving The Public To Serving Time
    It was during a run of particularly good luck for law enforcement but bad luck for the political class that the FBI issued an assessment of the local political landscape that has lost none of its bite. "If things keep going the way they have been in...