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  • High court case threatens independent electoral map drawers

    In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries. The court hears argument Monday in an...
  • In election with a bid to boost turnout, participation may be lacking

    In an election Tuesday where voters will weigh in on an idea to boost L.A.’s low voter turnout, it remains an open question how many people will go to the polls. With a late winter storm predicted for the weekend, candidates and their teams were...
  • Mexican's killing by police exposes wounds in a changing town

    PASCO, Wash. Some call downtown Pasco, Wash., "Little Mexico." It's not hard to see why. Step off the corner of Fourth and Lewis streets, once the hub of this old rail town, and the unsuspecting may be confused by all the Spanish signs and storefronts...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Congress: The most ailing of all American institutions

    WASHINGTON Congress is sick. In fact it may be the most ailing of all American institutions. If it were a corporation, it would have gone out of business by now and it's officers would all be in jail for a variety of infractions hubris, lack of ethics,...
  • Trudy Rubin: Nemtsov's murder a direct result of policy that demonized him

    The assassination of Boris Nemtsov on Friday only steps from the Kremlin marks the final blow to the dream of a liberal democratic Russia, a dream that once flourished after the breakup of the Soviet Union. It's hard to believe this joyous, funny, tall,...
  • Maryland's part-time lawmakers seek balance between family life, public service

    Maryland's part-time lawmakers seek balance between family life, public service
    As nine members of the McKay family gathered around the dining room table of their rented house in Annapolis, an excited 7-year-old Joshua started to stand on his chair. "Josh, can you sit down on your butt, please?" his father said, gently but firmly....
  • Kerry vows to defend Israel, criticizes UN body's 'obsession'

    GENEVA Secretary of State John Kerry defended Israel on Monday at a United Nations group that's often hostile toward the Jewish state. In a speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN's top human rights group, Kerry showcased U.S. support for...
  • Emily's List is ready for�Hillary

    Emily's List hasn't yet endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race,but that's just a formality. The PAC, founded in 1985, has helped Democratic women reach every level of elected office short of the White House. Now the group is focusing its...
  • Israelis split on Netanyahu tactics still united on Iran threat

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plans to lash out at the emerging U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran in Congress this week will generate nearly as much anger among his opponents at home as at the White House. The anger in Israel,...
  • 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...
  • In campaign for mayor, funding support mostly in Chirico's column

    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...