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  • Congress isn't dysfunctional? You've got to be kidding.

    Former Rep. David Dreier took to The Times' Op-Ed page on Monday to assure readers that it's not as bad as it seems in Congress. The nearly unanimous response from the nearly two dozen readers who sent us letters: Are you serious? To say that...
  • Deeper look into IRS doings doesn't look pretty

    No one likes to receive a letter from the Internal Revenue Service. If you do, here are a few facts which paint a picture of the agency you will be dealing with. The computer hard drive of former IRS employee Lois Lerner she who refused to testify so...
  • Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain

    Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain
    From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa's knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural...
  • State by state: Overview of 2014 governor races shows Democratic tilt

    Tides roll in, tides roll out. It’s not just the ocean. Elections can work the same way. Four years ago, Republicans had a smashing campaign season, seizing control of the House and piling up victories in Senate and gubernatorial races from sea to...
  • Where’s the math? -- Hard to figure how Rauner’s ‘blueprint’ puts us in the black

     
    “I can’t really comment on his wording,” said Bruce Rauner, the man who would be governor, responding Monday to reporters’ questions about a judge’s ruling that a legislative term limits referendum doesn’t belong on the...
  • Quinn hits Rauner on gun safety

    Quinn hits Rauner on gun safety
    With the spotlight still on his troubled 2010 anti-violence grant program, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn turned to the topic of gun rights Thursday, accusing Republican challenger Bruce Rauner of putting the public at risk by refusing to support a statewide...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family

    Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family
    Richard Alarcon, a prominent figure in Los Angeles politics for more than two decades and a vocal advocate for his San Fernando Valley constituents, was convicted Wednesday of felony perjury and voter fraud for lying about where he lived to advance his...
  • Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'

    Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'
    Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife. But the 12-year lawmaker from Los...
  • New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines

    New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines
    Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama raises money for Democrats in Chicago

     First Lady Michelle Obama raises money for Democrats in Chicago
    First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her hometown Thursday and decried the effects of gun violence on Chicago’s youth as she told a group of campaign donors to “write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write” to help...