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  • Conservatives in Iowa resist Bush, Romney

    DES MOINES, Iowa Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney face big trouble in Iowa influential conservatives have had enough of them. Disdain for the party's center-right powerhouses, who are both considering seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nominations, could...
  • Counties reconsider stormwater fees

    Counties reconsider stormwater fees
    In Frederick County, property owners pay just a penny per year for stormwater fees. Carroll County residents pay nothing. Harford County just repealed its stormwater fees and Baltimore County is poised to cut its fees by a third. And Howard County's new...
  • Ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu sworn in as new Zambian president

    Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday. "I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens," said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. "The bottom line is that we want the country to go foward and to banish poverty in our...
  • Death of prosecutor shakes faith in president, government institutions in Argentina

    Faced with one of the biggest crises of her presidency, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has given her countrymen a confusing and sometimes contradictory view of how her most damaging accuser was found dead, at first seeming to accept the idea of...
  • GOP presidential candidates face delicate balancing act

    The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party's conservative...
  • State high court's vote affecting Scout affiliation stirs debate anew

    When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised. The issue, which had been roiling through the legal community for...
  • Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards

    Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Saturday that nonbinding referendums calling for an elected school board on next month's mayoral ballot are a politically inspired effort to "trick" voters at the polls because the concept is going nowhere in Springfield....
  • Electoral College widens America's partisan divide

    To the editor: Amen to George Skelton's criticisms of the Electoral College. I'll add another: The winner-takes-all aspect of the current system is why there aren't more purple states. ("Winner-take-all electoral system is a loser for democracy," Jan. 21)...
  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason. The Supreme Court's 2010...
  • Chicago's red light cameras a hot issue in mayoral, aldermanic campaigns

    Chicago's red light cameras a hot issue in mayoral, aldermanic campaigns
    Nearly 50 candidates for the Chicago City Council have signed a pledge to work for the removal of red light and speed cameras. On Tuesday, when the Tribune hosts the first mayoral debate of the 2015 campaign, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the only...
  • The Republicans take over, sort of

    WASHINGTON -- With the Republicans now totally in charge of Congress, they have the chance to make good on their promise that things are going to change on Capitol Hill. But their opening moves suggest more of the same old same old. The new House's first...