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  • Democrats erred by pushing health care overhaul, Schumer says

    WASHINGTON Breaking ranks, one of the nation's top Democrats said Tuesday that the party made a major political mistake when it pushed a health care overhaul instead of programs directly benefiting the middle class. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York,...
  • Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board

    Nancy Teeters dies at 84; first woman on Federal Reserve board
    Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84. Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
  • Judge to elections officials: Reveal sources of campaign spending

    In a decision that could force disclosure of some of the secret money flooding into elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that groups that run election-related ads must reveal their donors. The Federal Election Commission overstepped when it wrote...
  • What's Next For Former House Speaker Chris Donovan?

    Three years ago, Chris Donovan was one of the most powerful men in state government on the cusp of leaving Hartford for the halls of Congress. Then the finance director of his congressional campaign was arrested in an influence peddling scheme. Donovan,...
  • Democrats must refine message on economy

    Democrats must refine  message on economy
    WASHINGTON — To recover from their debacle in the midterm elections, Democrats have seized on two questionable propositions: They lost mainly because of President Barack Obama's unpopularity, and the 2016 presidential election will be more...
  • Tunisian secularist wins first presidential round, heads for run-off

    Tunisian secularist leader Beji Caid Essebsi has narrowly beaten incumbent President Moncef Marzouki in the first round of a landmark presidential election, but the two frontrunners must meet again in a December run-off. The vote for Tunisia's first...
  • 8 seek appointment to DuPage County Board

    8 seek appointment to DuPage County Board
    Eight candidates have tossed their hats in the ring seeking to be appointed to fill out the unexpired DuPage County Board term of District 4 representative JR McBride, who died on Oct. 24. DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin will appoint a candidate...
  • Hefty government spending ends Brazil's recession, for now

    Brazil probably escaped recession in the third quarter due to higher government spending, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday, suggesting the economy is particularly vulnerable to potential budget cuts currently in the works. Data due out on Friday will...
  • Jewish-nation bill frays Israel's delicate social fabric

    Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only -- and further alienate its Arab minority. Political infighting over the measure is already threatening...
  • More Problems In The Registrars Of Voters' Office

    More Problems In The Registrars Of Voters' Office
    Hartford's three registrars for weeks have been dealing with the fallout from Election Day, when voting was delayed at some polling places because voter lists arrived late. A council-appointed committee of inquiry and the State Elections Enforcement...
  • Legislature faces difficult discussion on gambling deal

    Legislature faces difficult discussion on gambling deal
    Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe will be a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. A portion of the agreement, called a "compact," signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to...