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  • Re-election prospects looking brighter for Democrat who ousted Allen West

    Re-election prospects looking brighter for Democrat who ousted Allen West
    What pundits are predicting as a disastrous midterm congressional election for Democrats might not be the end for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who many had assumed was an endangered freshman. One of the influential independent political ratings, Rothenberg...
  • Local Voices Lake: April 24 edition

    Local Voices Lake: April 24 edition
    Letters to the editor from Grayslake and Mundelein. Minimum wage One size shoe does not fit all feet. The same goes for a federally mandated minimum-wage law. Places like New York City and San Francisco already have wages that are at or above even...
  • Neuman, Schuh spar as Arundel executive primary nears

    Neuman, Schuh spar as Arundel executive primary nears
    With 10 weeks until the elections, the Republican primary for Anne Arundel county executive is heating up as candidates Steve Schuh and Laura Neuman trade barbs over spending and boast about their endorsements. Meanwhile, Neuman, the incumbent,...
  • City Council President To Run For Senate Seat

    Shawn Wooden, the city council president, filed papers Thursday to form a candidate committee to run for the state Senate seat held by longtime incumbent Eric Coleman. Wooden, 44, said his professional and political backgrounds, coupled with his...
  • Hotel magnate pleads guilty to U.S. campaign contribution scheme

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent hotel executive in New York pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to make $188,000 of illegal campaign contributions to three U.S. candidates via straw donors. Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels...
  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Scott: Got 'em right where we want 'em

    Scott: Got 'em right where we want 'em
    There was a glimmer in U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott's eye as he discussed this year's round of congressional elections. Despite Obamacare's alleged poor reputation, he and other liberal Democrats say they're eager to run on the health reform's...
  • Putin talks tough on Ukraine but says he hopes for peace

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine's leaders on Thursday of committing a "grave crime" by using the army to try to quell unrest in the east of the country, and did not rule out sending in Russian troops. But, addressing...
  • Judge: Keep Beyer on ballot against Simmons in 131st state House race

    Michael Beyer will remain on the ballot in the 131st state House District, a judge has ruled. Commonwealth Court Judge Rene Cohn Jubelirer has rejected a challenge to Beyer's nomination petitions filed by two Upper Saucon Township Democrats. The...
  • Beau Biden, son of U.S. VP, to run for governor of Delaware

    (Reuters) - At least one member of the Biden family will be seeking higher office in 2016. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, said on Thursday he plans to run for governor of the Mid-Atlantic state. In a...
  • Turkish ruling party wants Erdogan presidential bid: officials

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling party would overwhelmingly back Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's candidacy in the nation's first direct presidential election, senior officials said on Thursday, a move his opponents fear would feed his autocratic...