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  • Nigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism

    Nigeria's in-your-face corruption may be fueling Boko Haram terrorism
    Collapsing oil prices are dealing a crippling blow to Africa's economic giant, Nigeria, which is simultaneously absorbing a second shock: U.S. refineries once purchased as much as 40% of its production; now they're no longer buying. Is this financial...
  • Rowland Questions Prosecutors About Evidence, Says He Deserves New Trial

    Rowland Questions Prosecutors About Evidence, Says He Deserves New Trial
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday raised questions about whether his prosecutors systematically denied him evidence he could have used to defend himself last fall from campaign corruption charges and said he intends to seek a new trial. Rowland's...
  • With Romney out, race wide open for Republican presidential nomination

    Mitt Romney's decision not to jump into the 2016 president campaign gives an immediate boost to former Florida governor Jeb Bush's candidacy, but over time it could have an even greater impact by opening up the nomination contest to some of Bush's rivals....
  • Neel Kashkari spent more than Jerry Brown on governor's race

    Neel Kashkari spent more than Jerry Brown on governor's race
    Republican Neel Kashkari spent more than $7 million on his unsuccessful campaign last year to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who spent less than $6 million on his run for reelection, financial reports show. Kashkari’s latest spending report,...
  • Rubio's trip west gains political allies but blemishes his voting record

    WASHINGTON Marco Rubio's recent West Coast swing dinged his voting attendance record, vaulting him near the top of missed votes in the U.S. Senate this young session. So far in the current session of Congress, Rubio has missed 45 percent of the votes....
  • Megan McArdle: Hillary Clinton's late start won't stop punches

    So Hillary Clinton is thinking about delaying the start of her presidential campaignuntil the summer, according to Politico's Mike Allen. As a strategic move, this makes sense to me: Why spend money and time getting a head start in a race where she has no...
  • Maryland lawmakers take fresh run at legalizing marijuana

    Maryland lawmakers take fresh run at legalizing marijuana
    In a year when budget cuts dominate debate in Annapolis, advocates for legalizing marijuana are mounting a renewed effort to get Maryland to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington state - if not now, then in a year or two. A Colorado state...
  • PA Treasurer Rob McCord to plead guilty to federal charges

    PA Treasurer Rob McCord to plead guilty to federal charges
    In an online video, state Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, gave up his post today and apologized to the citizens of Pennsylvania, his government staff and family for threatening two campaign contributors with the loss of...
  • House Approves Former Rep. Auden Grogins as a Judge Despite Strong Opposition from the NRA

    House Approves Former Rep. Auden Grogins as a Judge Despite Strong Opposition from the NRA
    The House of Representatives handily approved the judicial nomination of a former member of the chamber despite strong pushback from gun rights groups. Auden C. Grogins, a Democrat from Bridgeport, was nominated as a Superior Court judge by Gov....
  • Lawmakers and White House champion medical advances

    WASHINGTON The Senate is starting to take a look at how to get new drugs, medical devices and treatments for cancer and other diseases to the public faster and with less expense. Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., got the effort...
  • Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions

    Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday defended the way he has dealt with the city's looming financial crisis against attacks from his challengers, touting his record of crafting the city's budget during his first term but refusing to rule out a property tax...