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  • Bomber who killed Afghan president's cousin hid explosives under cap

    A young suicide bomber with explosives hidden beneath his cap assassinated a politically influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, a provincial official said. The 24-year-old attacker blew himself up in a reception room at...
  • U.S. Senate shortens transport extension, sets up clash with House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved an $8.1 billion extension of federal funding for transportation projects through the end of 2014, setting up a clash with the House of Representatives just days ahead of cutbacks in money for...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat

    Boehner rules out impeachment, but Democrats cash in on the threat
    Republicans hoped that by filing a lawsuit against President Obama — a move that is expected to win House endorsement Wednesday — they would mobilize conservatives eager for a confrontation with the White House. But so far it appears to be...
  • Judge backs blind trusts for Gov. Rick Scott, other officials

    Judge backs blind trusts for Gov. Rick Scott, other officials
    TALLAHASSEE — A state law allowing elected officials to set up blind trusts does not violate the Florida Constitution's open-government requirements, a Leon County judge has ruled, clearing the way for Gov. Rick Scott to continue to shield his...
  • Eldridge and Johnson will face off in District 49

    On July 23, Windham Mayor Ernest Eldridge made official his candidacy for state representative for the 49th district. During an event outside Town Hall, Eldridge announced that he would run against incumbent Susan Johnson (D-49) as a member of The...
  • The party of new ideas

    The party of new ideas
    What if they held a presidential campaign and a think tank broke out? House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., who is considering running for president, offered his thoughts on poverty last week. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been giving...
  • San Diego mayor will veto minimum wage hike approved by City Council

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to veto a minimum wage increase approved Monday by the City Council -- setting up a clash that will pit the Republican and the business establishment against the city's labor unions and Democrat-controlled council....
  • Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats

    Republican calls to impeach President Obama? Great news for Democrats
    Political enemies of President Obama have pretty much been calling for his impeachment since shortly after he took the oath of office in 2009. But this month, the volume of impeachment chatter rose a few notches, goosed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah...
  • Court ruling overturning Va. gay-marriage ban brings joy and ire

    Court ruling overturning Va. gay-marriage ban brings joy and ire
    One side was smiling, the other subdued as the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the second federal appeals court to reject state efforts to say marriage was just for couples of one man and one woman....
  • Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock

    Karzai's powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed in a suicide bomb attack on Tuesday, officials said, deepening strains over an election marred by fraud and under a U.N.-...