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  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

    Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month. But in...
  • Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat

    The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate, an adviser said. Mayor Ashley Swearengin will not seek the seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2016, the Los Angeles Times...
  • Week 5: Nevada lawmakers debate equal pay, miniature horses

    Protests over public lands and a push to close the gender pay gap promise to be among the highlights of the fifth week of the Nevada legislative session. But lawmakers are also throwing a bone to their four-legged friends with a measure to make peace...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5
    Frank resorts to some unconventional methods to get America Works up and running, firing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, temporarily taking over that position himself, essentially, and trying to declare unemployment a national emergency...
  • In campaign for mayor, funding support mostly in Chirico's column

    As the race for Naperville's top elected office heads into its last five weeks, one mayoral candidate is working with a substantial sum of donated cash, while state filings show no contributions reported so far in this election cycle by his three...
  • Who scored, who didn't, at CPAC conference

    OXON HILL, Md. Scott Walker has momentum with conservatives. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have the passion. And Jeb Bush still faces widespread skepticism that's not going away. Those were some of the conclusions as thousands of conservatives ended a four-...
  • Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance

     Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance
    Chicago labor and community groups are calling on mayoral candidates to support an ordinance that would allow workers to earn five to nine days of paid sick leave. Nearly 82 percent of Chicago voters Tuesday supported paid leave in a nonbinding...
  • Garcia vs. Emanuel could be proxy for fight within national party

     Garcia vs. Emanuel could be proxy for fight within national party
    After forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff election to keep his job, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is framing the head-to-head showdown as part of an ideological fight for the soul of the Democratic Party. That narrative seeks to...
  • Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

    Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left...
  • General Assembly approves tighter ethic rules as session comes to an end

    General Assembly approves tighter ethic rules as session comes to an end
    RICHMOND — After hours of back and forth at the end of a 45-day legislative session, House and Senate negotiators struck a deal on new ethics reforms and brought the 2015 General Assembly session to a close. The new ethics rules would cap gifts...
  • 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,...