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  • Republicans wage uphill battle to win over black voters

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - After losing the 2012 presidential election, Republicans vowed to expand their appeal beyond their shrinking base of white males. But as they concede, winning over black voters is likely to be a long and difficult task. Since...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival

    Immigration crisis at the forefront, Rick Perry seeks a revival
    Second act, anyone? Amid the imagery and policy tussling Wednesday over the border immigration crisis, there was this delicious irony: The issue that confounded Rick Perry more than any other when he sought the presidency in 2012 has now given him a...
  • Mason, Ward named "legislative heroes" for environment votes

    Twenty-three Virginia legislators, including Peninsula delegates Monty Mason and Jeion Ward, voted the Virginia League of Conservation voters position 100 percent of the time during the General Assembly's 2014 session. The scorecard is here (pdf) and...
  • Md.'s public financing resurrection [Editorial]

    Md.'s public financing resurrection  [Editorial]
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's decision to accept public campaign financing for the general election is both good and bad for democracy in Maryland. It's good in that it validates the notion that our prospective leaders can and should...
  • Republicans call Ventura County Democratic leader's tweets offensive

    National Republicans are seizing on a local California Democratic leader’s controversial tweets to try to gain traction in a competitive congressional race straddling Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Every day this week the National Republican...
  • Piano teacher Amanda Holt named to Lehigh County Board of Commissioners

    An Upper Macungie Township piano teacher whose court challenge forced the state Legislature to redo legislative district maps was chosen by the Lehigh County commissioners to fill the vacant seat left by the resignation of Scott Ott. Amanda Holt, 31,...
  • Obama calls on Congress to meet him half way

    AUSTIN, Texas Taking a page from Harry Truman's successful 1948 campaign against a "do-nothing Congress," a loose and acerbic President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Republicans in Congress to "do something." "If you're mad at me for helping people...
  • Investigation urged after Latino caucus rejects Republican lawmaker

    Shortly after he was elected, state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez took what he said was a natural step and asked to join the California Latino Legislative Caucus. The Oceanside Republican said his request last year was at first met with silence. "When I...
  • Kerry flies to Afghanistan to tackle presidential election dispute

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry made an unscheduled stopover in Kabul early Friday in an attempt to resolve the dispute between two politicians claiming to have won Afghanistan's protracted presidential election, the State Department announced. Angry...
  • Democrats Back Michalik in 31st District

    BRISTOL — After David Roche's sudden departure from the 31st District state Senate race, Democrats are now backing Robert Michalik. Michalik, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, was unopposed at a convention Wednesday evening of Democratic...