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  • Senate passes stopgap budget and aid for Syrian rebels, then quits until after elections

    WASHINGTON Moving quickly on the heels of the House of Representatives, the Senate grudgingly approved a measure Thursday that gives President Barack Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State and provides funding to...
  • A simple fix for L.A.'s voter turnout problem

    A simple fix for L.A.'s voter turnout problem
    When fewer than 1 in 4 registered Los Angeles voters bothered to cast a ballot for a new mayor last year, it set off a round of soul-searching among city officials and political experts. Why were voters so disengaged? What would make them show up at the...
  • NU CEO's Election Solicitations Were Wrong, But Not Illegal

    NU CEO's Election Solicitations Were Wrong, But Not Illegal
    It's difficult to understand how Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May didn't violate the state law that bans high-ranking executives of firms doing business with the state from soliciting contributions to state political campaigns. But he didn't, the...
  • Many Florida voters avoid polls for lots of reasons

    Many Florida voters avoid polls for lots of reasons
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida think tank wants to know why so many voters steer clear of the polls. There are plenty of worthy reasons. The business-backed Florida TaxWatch is launching a new Center for Florida Citizenship, designed to educate voters and...
  • Rowland Schemes And Loses Once Again

    Rowland Schemes And Loses Once Again
    There are second acts in American lives. After disgracing himself with a conviction on corruption charges a decade ago, former Gov. John G. Rowland had a second act. He has now blown that one, as well. A jury in U.S. District Court in New Haven found...
  • Potential rivals Biden and Clinton urge women to vote this fall

    Potential rivals Biden and Clinton urge women to vote this fall
    Joe Biden and Hillary Rodham Clinton, two potential 2016 presidential contenders, competed for support from the Democratic Party's key bloc of women voters Friday, even if their stated goal was to urge them to help Democrats hold on to control of the U.S....
  • Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

    Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women. Clinton, fresh off...
  • Rand Paul says U.S. intervention made Islamic State stronger

    Sen. Rand Paul said Friday that the United States’ intervention in the Middle East has made the Islamic State militant group stronger, and that he voted this week against arming Syrian rebels because he fears the weapons would end up in the hands of...
  • 'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district

    'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district
    No one has called Maryland's 3rd Congressional District pretty. The irregular shape of the district currently represented by Rep. John Sarbanes has been compared to a Rorschach test and a crime scene blood spatter spread across Central Maryland. The New...
  • Broward commission race pushed into 2015

    Broward commission race pushed into 2015
    The political race that's been called "chaos," a "mess," and a "fiasco'' hit a head-shaking pinnacle Friday with the news that a set of special elections — cost: $400,000 — will be necessary to fill the County Commission District 2 seat....
  • Survey of voters predicts likely 'no' victory as polls close on Scotland's independence vote

    EDINBURGH, Scotland Two years of sometimes bitter campaigning came to end at 10 p.m. Thursday, when the polls closed on a referendum on whether Scotland should peel away from the United Kingdom after 307 years together. Results were not expected for...