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  • Obama finds his veto pen

    WASHINGTON -- With the Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, President Obama has finally invoked his weapon of last resort against being run over by them, by vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline bill. After more than six years in office...
  • Rubio `book tour' takes him to early primary states

    Rubio `book tour' takes him to early primary states
    WASHINGTON — While hawking his new book, Sen. Marco Rubio plunges into a tour of early caucus and primary states starting on Friday, the latest sign that Florida's Republican rising star intends to run for president. Rubio's politically inspired...
  • Rand Paul in Orlando, Rubio in Iowa, Jeb and mom in Florida

    A few political tidbits heading into the weekend ... * Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio may be the two Floridians making all the noise in race for the White House. But another potential contender, Rand Paul, is coming to Orlando tonight to court Florida...
  • Western Springs garage owner an institution in town

    Western Springs garage owner an institution in town
    There are iconic figures where only their first name is needed. Las Vegas has Celine. Cleveland has LeBron. Chicago has Rahm. Western Springs has Wally. The longtime owner of Wally's Garage, Wally Kloog is a renaissance man. Go into his auto repair shop...
  • Mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls didn't intend to run. So why did he enter the race?

    Mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls didn't intend to run. So why did he enter the race?
    Often referred to as the perennial candidate, William "Dock" Walls actually wasn't going to enter Chicago's mayoral race this time around. Until late summer, Walls – who's run and lost bids for mayor, city clerk and congress – was looking...
  • Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors

    Airport leader's campaign benefits from airport contractors
    Here we go again. Yet another public official is padding his campaign pockets with money from those associated with his public job. This week, we have Dean Asher, who is running for the state Senate while serving as a member of Orlando International...
  • What's in her shopping bag?

    What's in her shopping bag?
    "Never marry a politician or a football coach," begins a bit of wisdom that came my way once. "Not if you ever want to see your husband." That's true enough. The wife of legendary Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs used to make cassette recordings of...
  • 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...
  • With GOP in control of Virginia's legislature, McAuliffe agenda sunk

    RICHMOND — They canned his name for a health-care initiative, changed the name of his economic development fund, whacked his effort to expand pre-school — all in all, the governor had a tough time in the General Assembly this year. But it...
  • McAuliffe takes post-session victory lap, thanks assembly for bipartisanship

    McAuliffe takes post-session victory lap, thanks assembly for bipartisanship
    Virginia's optimist-in-chief burned through the superlatives Tuesday to described a legislative session that left him "overjoyed" by its bipartisan successes. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "so excited" by the way things turned out that he feels badly...
  • Comparisons to brother 'interesting challenge' for Jeb Bush

    Comparisons to brother 'interesting challenge' for Jeb Bush
    DETROIT — It's a question Jeb Bush gets often, and will surely get again, over and over. At a meeting of Republican donors who helped pay for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign, one wanted to know: How does the former Florida...