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  • DAVOS WATCH: Hollande links economics, security; King Abdullah mourned; ECB's Draghi praised

    The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and...
  • Scott purges must stop before he goes further

    It's hard to tell which is worse: Gov. Rick Scott's belief he can trash the Florida Constitution to get his way or his belief that he's qualified to decide who holds some of the state's most important jobs. The Rick Scott portrayed in the last two weeks...
  • Radical left party woos Greek voters with pledge of debt forgiveness, easing financial pain

    The winds of political change are coursing through austerity-weary Greece, but a financial whirlwind may lurk round the corner. Opinion polls ahead of Sunday's closely-watched national election agree: The radical left opposition Syriza party, which has...
  • Time for Florida to restore ex-felons' rights

    Time for Florida to restore ex-felons' rights
    Here is one grassroots effort that deserves overwhelming support. Florida civil rights and voting rights groups have launched a petition drive to make it easier for ex-felons to regain their right to vote. The goal is to put a measure on the 2016...
  • Charlie Dent among lawmakers who scuttled House GOP abortion bill

    Charlie Dent among lawmakers who scuttled House GOP abortion bill
    With tens of thousands of abortion opponents descending on the National Mall for the annual March for Life rally, Republicans in the U.S. House had been planning to take up a bill Thursday that many of those attendees would like to see approved. The...
  • Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...
  • Nick Balletto Named Democratic State Chairman

    HARTFORD — Nick Balletto, former town chairman in New Haven, has been unanimously elected as the Connecticut Democratic Party's replacement for longtime state Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo. Balletto is a skilled political insider who was New Haven's...
  • Mark D. Weinberg: Chris Christie may be his own worst enemy

    Mark D. Weinberg: Chris Christie may be his own worst enemy
    By addressing national issues in his recent State of the State speech, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another step toward a presidential campaign. As a New Jersey Republican, I should be one of the first in line to support him. But, boy, does he make...
  • GOP heavyweights gather in Iowa to woo voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grass roots. At least eight likely candidates will give their...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio to aides: 'Prepare for a presidential campaign'

    MIAMI In a major sign of his White House ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off an election strategy powwow Friday at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach by announcing a fundraising team that looked like a presidential campaign-in-waiting. "Prepare for a...
  • Restive city that sparked Venezuelan protests braces for more anti-government unrest

    The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies they blame for leaving store shelves barren and Venezuela's...