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  • Board kills North Carolina poverty center amid protests

    North Carolina public university leaders have voted to kill an anti-poverty center headed by an outspoken critic of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and GOP lawmakers, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus...
  • Potential GOP candidates for president head to Tennessee

    Tennessee is kicking off a steady stream of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters meeting in Nashville this week, while...
  • Rubio on immigration: I've learned my lesson

    OXON HILL, Md. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida delighted a gathering of conservative activists from around the country Friday morning, saying America doesn't owe him anything but that he owes a "debt to America that I will never be able to repay." Before a...
  • 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...
  • Cruz: Make candidates who claim conservatism prove it

    Republicans must not let themselves be tricked into picking a moderate presidential nominee in 2016, by demanding their hopefuls have a demonstrated commitment to conservatism, Sen. Ted Cruz told an enthusiastic audience Thursday. Cruz, himself a...
  • Gov. Rauner says he's 'staying out' of Chicago mayor's race

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "staying out of" the Chicago mayor's race. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are facing off April 7. Emanuel and Rauner are friends and worked together during Emanuel's time as an...
  • Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance

     Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance
    Chicago labor and community groups are calling on mayoral candidates to support an ordinance that would allow workers to earn five to nine days of paid sick leave. Nearly 82 percent of Chicago voters Tuesday supported paid leave in a nonbinding...
  • Senate panel greenlights Obama's attorney general pick

    Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration policies. The 12 to 8 vote in the Judiciary Committee...
  • Hold onto the silverware — lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee

    Hold onto the silverware —  lawmakers are gathering in Tallahassee
    Legally, Florida lawmakers must accomplish just one task during the annual two-month legislative session, which begins Tuesday in Tallahassee. They must pass a state budget. But given the pent-up issues facing Florida after last year's do-little,...
  • Venezia: It looks like a sparring match between Moorlach and Wagner

    Things are heating up in the March 17 special election for the 37th state Senate District. Vying for this seat are former Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine), a district representative for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher...
  • Mayoral hopefuls bring their game to Naperville forum

    Mayoral hopefuls bring their game to Naperville forum
    Change is on its way to Naperville, participants in a lunch-hour mayoral forum agreed Thursday. Four men who hope to put the most prominent face on that change presented their plans for filling the mayor's role to members and guests of the Rotary Club...