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  • Former US Rep. Todd Akin: I'm not running in 2016

    Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is putting an end to the rumors: He will not make another run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Akin's 2012 Senate bid was undermined when he remarked in a TV interview that women's bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy from what...
  • Senate votes to award congressional medal to Selma marchers

    The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote. The unanimous voice vote...
  • Carly Fiorina criticizes Clinton over foundation money

    Former technology executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman known to be contemplating a Republican presidential bid, on Thursday challenged Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton to explain millions of dollars from foreign governments donated to her family's...
  • Mayoral runoff battle: Who listens better?

     Mayoral runoff battle: Who listens better?
    On Tuesday, Election Day, I ran into Anthony, a security guard at a strip mall where I often go for coffee. "Have you voted?" I asked. "Naw," he said. "Are you going to?" "Naw." I asked him why not and he said — a lament as old as voting...
  • Colorado moves ahead on medical pot crackdown

    A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday. The bill's 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee gives law enforcement and state pot regulators hope...
  • PA House votes to dismantle and sell state liquor store system

    PA House votes to dismantle and sell state liquor store system
    HARRISBURG — With the state facing a deficit of up to $2.3 billion, lawmakers and citizens Thursday plugged their own ideas for raising money. For the Republican-controlled House, part of the answer to Pennsylvania's fiscal woes came in the form of...
  • GOP gubernatorial contender in Missouri dies of apparent suicide

    ST. LOUIS Tom Schweich, Missouri's Republican state auditor and a leading contender for the governor's office in next year's election, died Thursday after apparently shooting himself in his Clayton home. The sudden death of the second-term auditor...
  • L.A. City Council president blasts 'smear' mailers by Fresno grower

    L.A. City Council president blasts 'smear' mailers by Fresno grower
    Months after the Los Angeles City Council took a stand in a labor dispute involving a Fresno fruit grower, the company is spending more than $12,000 on election mailers claiming that Council President Herb Wesson "works hard to keep Mexicans from voting."...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month

    PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month
    HARRISBURG — In his first month in office, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has kept lawmakers off balance by throwing them lollipop gestures of kindness one day, and then sneaking political fastballs by them the next. Depending on one's political...
  • Christie reacts to bad press, says fundraising going fine

    Gov. Chris Christie appeared on his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show Wednesday evening, a day after delivering his annual budget address. The potential Republican presidential contender was asked about his fundraising efforts and some of the negative...
  • California Republicans -- evolve or die

    California Republicans -- evolve or die
    Delegates to the California Republican Party state convention that begins Friday in Sacramento should be asking themselves just two questions: Why can't they find an electable U.S. Senate candidate and how do they revive a state party that's become...