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  • Former Mississippi House speaker Tim Ford dies at 63

    Former Mississippi House Speaker Tim Ford, whose ascent to leadership in 1988 brought a new era of openness to the legislative body, died Friday evening. He was 63. Ben Stone, one of Ford's partners at the Balch & Bingham law firm, confirmed Ford's death...
  • Candidate's suicide holds up an unflattering mirror to our politics

    Sometimes the hateful words that slither out of people's mouths are shocking. But what ought to keep us up at night is the silence that often follows -- the way that listeners ignore, or fail to compose themselves to answer, the harmful things that...
  • Glendale candidates address legal issues

    Of the 16 candidates for Glendale City Council, school board, and the college’s board of trustees, at least six have records of bankruptcies, tax liens, credit card collections and other matters, a News-Press investigation has revealed. The...
  • Homeland Security Shutdown Averted

    WASHINGTON — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the...
  • Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races

    Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races
    Unlimited outside spending in the campaigns for seven Los Angeles City Council seats has topped $1.2 million, with the vast majority of the money going to help incumbents at City Hall. The spending has only added to the lopsided nature of the contests...
  • Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'

    Jeb Bush tells conservative skeptics he hopes to be their 'second choice'
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended his credentials as a “reform-minded conservative” Friday, even as he held firm to positions that threaten to undermine his standing with party activists, telling skeptics that he hoped to be their “...
  • GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS

    The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East. As war-...
  • Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

    Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left...
  • 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...
  • Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating

    Moody's downgrades Chicago's debt rating
    As Chicago heads into a mayoral runoff, a downgrade of the city's debt rating is bringing its precarious financial condition into sharp focus. Citing an overwhelming pension burden, Moody's Investors Service on Friday dropped Chicago's rating to Baa2,...
  • After rough February, Christie seeks smoother pathway in March

    WASHINGTON March can't come soon enough for Chris Christie. New Jersey's Republican governor, who's considering a run for president, began February with an England trip derailed by a comment about vaccines. Things went downhill from there, as news...