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  • Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps

    Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps
    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted his onetime ally California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for failing to back a November ballot proposition that would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice suits. “It’s...
  • Durbin, Oberweis clash on immigration, health care in debate

    Durbin, Oberweis clash on immigration, health care in debate
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis sparred Wednesday night in their first meeting on a formal debate stage, with the rivals arguing over whether the incumbent's experience is an asset or a liability. Republican state Sen. Oberweis, 68,...
  • Scion of Pakistan's Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

    NAUDERO Pakistan (Reuters) - The scion of Pakistan's leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party's flagging fortunes....
  • Hampton elections to change come May 2016

    Hampton elections to change come May 2016
    Voters arriving at the polls to elect school board candidates will find changes to their ballots in May 2016. City Council members running for mayor also will need to agree to resign their seats before appearing on the mayoral ballot. The City Council...
  • L.A. council orders up ballot measure to shift election dates

    L.A. council orders up ballot measure to shift election dates
    Los Angeles City Council members moved Wednesday to prepare a ballot measure asking voters to change the city's election date, saying it will boost lagging turnout. On a 12 to 1 vote, the council instructed City Atty. Mike Feuer to prepare a measure for...
  • Nappier Battles Herbst For State Treasurer

    Nappier Battles Herbst For State Treasurer
    With sole authority over the state's $29.7 billion pension fund, the state treasurer wields enormous power and responsibilities for state retirees and their beneficiaries. Democratic Treasurer Denise Nappier has overseen the pension fund for the past...
  • Quiñones, Janer face off in Osceola District 2 race

    A political novice is aiming to unseat a veteran Central Florida politician in the race for the District 2 seat on the Osceola County Commission. Incumbent Republican John "Q" Quiñones, 49, faces a challenge from first-time candidate Viviana Janer, a...
  • Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy...
  • Colorado candidates for U.S. Senate effectively tied: Reuters-Ipsos poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The two candidates vying for a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado, one of the states that could decide whether Republicans win control of the upper chamber of Congress on Nov. 4, are effectively tied, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll...
  • Votes cast for losing candidates aren't wasted

    The election is almost here. Some people will be voting for a particular party. Some need to see commercials and debates to make up their mind. That's everyone's prerogative and part of what makes America great. For those who are still unsure, I offer...
  • Gov. Rick Scott to write check for re-election bid

    Gov. Rick Scott to write check for re-election bid
    Gov. Rick Scott, who reportedly spent about $73 million of his own money to get elected in 2010, will soon dip into his personal wealth in an effort to retain the Governor's Mansion. Scott will write a check to the Republican Party of Florida to...