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Elections

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  • The shaky mantle of 'reformer'

    Millions of dollars in state grant money was scattered haphazardly over Democratic voting enclaves, where much of it was misspent, lost or otherwise unaccounted for, a state audit says. Hundreds of applicants were clouted into positions at the Illinois...
  • Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: 'They are America's team'

    Thousands turn out for Little Leaguers: 'They are America's team'
    Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West's improbable run in the Little League World Series. ¬†The players — most of whom had just started preschool the last time the city hoisted a...
  • Our takeaways from Florida's primary election

      Our takeaways from Florida's primary election
    The surprises in Tuesday's primary election didn't happen near the top of the ballot. Everyone knew former Gov. Charlie Crist would defeat former state Sen. Nan Rich and emerge as the Democratic nominee for governor. Though Crist grew up a Republican,...
  • A censure for speaking out

    If you serve on the College of DuPage board of trustees, your responsibilities include overseeing the finances and guiding the future of the Glen Ellyn-based community college. You're also expected to sit down and shut up. The COD board recently...
  • August election postmortem — Yawn if you voted

    Sorting out Tuesday's Broward election results: Winner: Charlie Crist. It doesn't matter what party label he wears or how he flip-flops … uh, evolves on key issues – Crist is living proof of the power of likeability in politics. The former...
  • Crist, Democrats seeking 'unity' to kick off campaign

    Crist, Democrats seeking 'unity' to kick off campaign
    Florida Democrats plan to hit the ground running starting in Orlando on Thursday with a "unity" tour featuring their newly chosen governor's candidate Charlie Crist and other top Democrats. They've got their work ahead of them with incumbent Gov. Rick...
  • Political Landscape: Council candidates to face off at OCC forum [Updated]

    The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register, will take place Sept. 18 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College. This go-around will...
  • Foley Releases 10-Page Plan On Taxes, Economy

    HARTFORD — Just hours before the first gubernatorial debate Wednesday, Republican Tom Foley unveiled his plans for Connecticut — with a focus on improving the economy, creating jobs, fixing low-performing public schools, controlling state...
  • In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 'Open data' - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organizations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from...
  • Wisconsin race for governor is the tightest in the country

    The race for governor in Wisconsin¬†— featuring incumbent Gov. Scott Walker, who is often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate¬†— remains locked in a dead heat, the state's leading pollster reported Wednesday. Walker...
  • Hillary Clinton to join Nancy Pelosi headlining S.F. fundraiser

    Assuming a more overtly political role, Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi for a high-dollar San Francisco fundraiser benefiting the party’s congressional candidates. The invitation, issued Wednesday, solicits...