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  • Race, partisan politics, outside money fueling Winter Park mayor's contest

    Race, partisan politics, outside money fueling Winter Park mayor's contest
    Racial politics have entered the Winter Park mayor's race — a contest already heated because of a flood of money from outside groups. The two candidates, Commissioner Steve Leary and former Circuit Judge Cynthia Mackinnon, have each raised more...
  • College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum

    College of DuPage reverses course, allows candidates forum
    The College of DuPage has reversed its decision to ban a forum for Board of Trustees candidates from taking place on campus, according to the union chief organizing the event. College officials could not be reached Wednesday to confirm that the ban has...
  • Council May Vote Next Week On Ousting Hartford Registrars

    Council May Vote Next Week On Ousting Hartford Registrars
    HARTFORD — The city council is expected to vote next week on whether to proceed with a proposal to remove Hartford's three registrars of voters from office. A resolution to be presented at Monday's council meeting alleges that the registrars,...
  • L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls

    L.A. residents explain why they did -- or didn't -- go to the polls
    Riva Kim, 38, an attorney and downtown resident, was one of the fewer than 10% of registered voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s Los Angeles city election. She was surprised to hear that she was part of a tiny minority. “Really? That’...
  • It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout

    It's not just L.A. -- other major cities struggle with low voter turnout
    Los Angeles is not the only city struggling with low voter turnout. Turnout in New York’s 2013 mayoral race was 26% and last week’s mayoral race in Chicago garnered 34% turnout, according to unofficial results. Just under 21% of registered...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill next week

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill next week
    Gov. Scott Walker told Wisconsin's business leaders Wednesday that he plans to sign a right-to-work bill into law early next week, calling it a "tremendous tool" that will help the state's economy. Walker, a likely presidential candidate, drew applause...
  • Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate

    Van Hollen tells supporters he will run for Senate
    Hoping to clear a potentially crowded field of Democratic primary opponents, Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday became the first candidate to announce a run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated next year by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Van...
  • Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.

    Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr.
    Judge Cornelius F. Sybert Jr., a retired Howard County circuit judge whose legal career spanned nearly four decades, died Feb. 24 of heart failure while vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 86. "Judge Sybert...
  • Chasing Hillary

    Chasing Hillary
    We the peeps are never going to know what we need to know when we need to know it to make an informed decision about the people running our government, or vying to be elected to office. We talk about transparency, but there is no such thing. Certain...
  • It's prime time for Scott Walker, whether he's ready or not

    Any chef will tell you that you need great ingredients to pull off a great meal. Less discussed but just as true: You need to cook the ingredients in the right order. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has nearly all of the right ingredients to win the GOP...
  • Jeb Bush yet to pass the tea party litmus test

    WASHINGTON -- The significance of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) recently held in a Washington suburb was what it revealed about how far the speakers were willing to go to establish their credentials for being there. For...