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Elections

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  • Judge to elections officials: Reveal sources of campaign spending

    In a decision that could force disclosure of some of the secret money flooding into elections, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that groups that run election-related ads must reveal their donors. The Federal Election Commission overstepped when it wrote...
  • What's Next For Former House Speaker Chris Donovan?

    Three years ago, Chris Donovan was one of the most powerful men in state government on the cusp of leaving Hartford for the halls of Congress. Then the finance director of his congressional campaign was arrested in an influence peddling scheme. Donovan,...
  • Democrats must refine message on economy

    Democrats must refine  message on economy
    WASHINGTON — To recover from their debacle in the midterm elections, Democrats have seized on two questionable propositions: They lost mainly because of President Barack Obama's unpopularity, and the 2016 presidential election will be more...
  • Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters

    Immigration, climate pact and JFK: Letters
    A case for immigrants House Speaker John Boehner should let the 2013 Senate immigration-reform bill come to a vote instead of blocking it. We are a nation of immigrants. This past week, a Wall Street Journal poll showed that 74 percent of all...
  • Tully, Neustadt will compete for Downers Grove mayor seat

    Tully, Neustadt will compete for Downers Grove mayor seat
    The race for Downers Grove mayor next Spring will be a head-to-head battle. Mayor Martin Tully is seeking a second term in the top spot and faces a challenge from Commissioner Geoff Neustadt, a two-term council member making his first bid for mayor....
  • Dozens seek to run for Naperville city posts

    Dozens seek to run for Naperville city posts
    A fifth candidate filed to run for mayor of Naperville Monday, which could trigger a primary. Five more City Council hopefuls also turned in paperwork on the last day of filing, bringing the total count to 20 candidates for those seats. Matthew J....
  • Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition

    Mired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition
    Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to force him from power. Since the students...
  • What to do if your crazy right-wing uncle comes for Thanksgiving

    What to do if your crazy right-wing uncle comes for Thanksgiving
    “Never talk about religion or politics at the dinner table,” the saying goes; these conversations can ruin holidays like Thanksgiving. But while avoiding these subjects may make sense for individuals, it’s terrible for the country -- and...
  • Neophyte Patty Lopez takes Raul Bocanegra's California Assembly seat

    Neophyte Patty Lopez takes Raul Bocanegra's California Assembly seat
    After weeks of vote tallying, political neophyte Patty Lopez has unseated incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, a fellow Democrat, in an upset that has sent shock waves beyond their San Fernando Valley district. Lopez, a relative unknown, was...
  • Democratic turnout embarrassing

    Democratic turnout embarrassing
    As a registered Democrat, I am amazed and somewhat disgusted at the low Florida Democratic voter turnout in the election. The percentage of registered Democrats voting statewide was about 50 percent. In Broward and Miami-Dade counties, it was 44 percent...
  • Election results predictable

    Election results predictable
    The results of this midterm election were as predictable as ever. No surprise, and more importantly no mandate? How so? When two-thirds of eligible voters don't vote this is what happens. Those that put the current administration in office were by and...