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  • Ex-Congressman: Think Twice Before Giving Ph.D. To Controversial School Chief Candidate

     Ex-Congressman: Think Twice Before Giving Ph.D. To Controversial School Chief Candidate
    Terrence P. Carter's embattled quest to become New London's school superintendent took another unexpected turn this week, when a former member of Congress advised Lesley University to think twice before awarding Carter a Ph.D. — as it is scheduled...
  • Clermont candidates grapple with growth, spending

    Clermont candidates grapple with growth, spending
    CLERMONT — The three candidates competing for City Council Seat 5 know Lake County's largest city has steep challenges in front of it. Each hopes to serve as a guide into the coming years. Facing issues that include growth, spending and a possible...
  • Give people the power to shape their state

    Give people the power to shape their state
    The Illinois State Board of Elections made it official Friday: There will be no citizen-initiated amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. Voters won't be allowed to decide whether to impose term limits on lawmakers. They won't be asked if they want to have...
  • In Ferguson, protest or vote?

     In Ferguson, protest or vote?
    Not all the residents of Ferguson, Mo., are black; not all of them are out protesting; and some think the protesters are neglecting a better avenue for change. "There are so many people here that don't vote, but they think they have the rights to...
  • State Amendment Will Clear Voting Obstacles

    Connecticut has done a fair job of enacting laws that make it easier for citizens to exercise their right to vote — the bedrock right in a democracy, said civil rights legend the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But this state hasn't done a good enough...
  • Marlin Reinhart: Eliminate gerrymandering as step to reduce partisanship

    The focus of political attention is now on the presidency. Republican representatives are threatening to sue President Obama for overextending executive power. The president contends that the use of executive orders is the only alternative to a gridlocked...
  • Republican group raising money to mobilize in northwest Broward

    Republican group raising money to mobilize in northwest Broward
    A group of Republican activists, mostly from northwest Broward, has set up a political action committee to fund a volunteer mobilization effort on behalf of the party's 2014 candidates. The PAC, which is holding its first big fundraising event Saturday...
  • Voters Should Know If Injured Senator Able To Serve

    Sen. Andrew M. Maynard is in a rehabilitation hospital, recovering from a fall at his Stonington home. The Courant, his constituents and his colleagues in the General Assembly wish him the best as he recuperates. Yet his fall, occurring in the middle of...
  • Candidates reactions mixed over Lewis's ruling

    Candidates reactions mixed over Lewis's ruling
    Elections, redistricting, lawsuits over redistricting, and judge's orders about redistricting theoretically are all about voters. But the people most immediately impacted by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis's decision to not redraw Central Florida'...
  • In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration

    In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration
    While exploring a 2016 bid for the presidency with a visit to New Hampshire on Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to tie the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group to the U.S. immigration crisis — suggesting that the “porous”...
  • PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election

    PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election
    For months, political insiders have speculated whether Rep. Bill Adolph, the moderate Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was angling to become the next Speaker of the House. But Adolph’s political aspirations, if they are...