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  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating

    Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating
    As Chicago heads into a mayoral runoff, a downgrade of the city's debt rating is bringing its precarious financial condition into sharp focus. Citing an overwhelming pension burden, Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped Chicago's rating to Baa2,...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock's wide travels raise questions

     Rep. Aaron Schock's wide travels raise questions
    Rep. Aaron Schock lives large and loudly on Instagram, where he broadcasts his exploits from the Greek Isles to the glaciers of Patagonia. He's shown surf boarding in Hawaii, doing the tango in Buenos Aires and parasailing in the Andes. The 33-year-...
  • A nimble comeback by unions?

    A nimble comeback by unions?
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • 2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules

    Virginia's 2015 legislative session is in the books. Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses....
  • California's public unions have too much clout and compensation

    California's public unions have too much clout and compensation
    Mayor Eric Garcetti, a pro-labor Democrat, has tried to restore ties with Los Angeles' public employee unions after most of them backed his opponent in the 2013 mayoral race. Nevertheless, the mayor is sticking with the hard line he has taken in...
  • All 8 statewide Mississippi officials challenged in election

    Each of the eight statewide elected officials in Mississippi has at least one challenger this year, although some of the newcomers might run low-budget campaigns. Just before candidates' qualifying deadline Friday, a teacher who describes herself as...
  • Hillary Clinton's identity crisis

    Hillary Clinton's identity crisis
    "Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JCPenney or J. Crew?" That was the opening question of a front-page Washington Post story on Ms. Clinton's effort to figure out her...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne." The remark came ahead of a lavish birthday party for Mugabe — he turned 91 a week ago —...
  • Coal region split as new law pits owners against workers

    Mike Caputo, one of the top Democrats in the West Virginia legislature, began working in the state's coal mines at age 19. It helped put his kids through school, he said, and helped him pay for his family home. Now Caputo, who is still involved with...
  • After year of conflict, Ukrainians believe they're fighting for survival

    KIEV, Ukraine Mykola Tokar stood at attention in his camouflaged fatigues at a news conference while a video recorded a year ago played of him standing at a podium that's marked, then as now, with the words "Ukrainian Crisis." In the video, he can be...