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  • Nov. 1 Letters: Election Day, Ed Gillespie, Mark Warner

    Use your voice If you are disgusted about the poor performance of government, and thinking about not voting on Tuesday, think again. Why is the performance of our government so poor? Remember that when President Barack Obama was first elected, Sen. Mitch...
  • General in power after Burkina Faso's president gives in, steps down

    Burkina Faso’s military chief took control of the country Friday after President Blaise Compaore bowed to popular anger and resigned, following his failed attempt to manipulate the constitution so he could seek a fifth term in office. Gen....
  • Joe Biden visits Southern California to help Democrats in tight races

    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Southern California on Friday to help Democrats in tight races as the campaign season headed into the final weekend before Tuesday's election. Biden was scheduled to attend a private event for the Democratic...
  • Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions

    Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or...
  • Treasurer candidates heat up race for overlooked statewide office

     Treasurer candidates heat up race for overlooked statewide office
    A pair of state lawmakers are mounting aggressive bids to become Illinois' next treasurer, an office in charge of investing the state's money that's often used as a political steppingstone. The campaign is contentious in part because it's either up or...
  • Local Asian-Americans hope to get out the vote

    Local Asian-Americans hope to get out the vote
    As a boy, Vu Nguyen used to tag along with his parents each time they went to the polls. Having fled communism in their native Vietnam, they wanted him to witness democracy in action. "They would always give me the 'I Voted' sticker, and I was so...
  • New Hampshire ban on 'ballot selfies' challenged by lawsuit

    MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on...
  • Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?

    Can Illinois survive an income tax rollback?
    A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
  • U.S. voters contend with new voting rules in 14 states

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. voters in 14 states are navigating new laws that critics say make it harder for lower-income and minority voters, who typically back Democrats, to cast ballots in the midterm elections. Advocacy groups across the country are...
  • Calculating The Stakes In Tuesday's Vote

    Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies. Voting...
  • Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket

    Pleading parking stupidity might be the ticket
    I am preparing my argument for leniency in the matter of a $77 parking fine, and it looks like, for the first time in my life, I will have to enter the Rodricks Plea. Over the years, I've suggested that Congress or state legislatures make this plea ("...