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  • Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...
  • Nick Balletto Named Democratic State Chairman

    HARTFORD — Nick Balletto, former town chairman in New Haven, has been unanimously elected as the Connecticut Democratic Party's replacement for longtime state Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo. Balletto is a skilled political insider who was New Haven's...
  • Mark D. Weinberg: Chris Christie may be his own worst enemy

    Mark D. Weinberg: Chris Christie may be his own worst enemy
    By addressing national issues in his recent State of the State speech, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took another step toward a presidential campaign. As a New Jersey Republican, I should be one of the first in line to support him. But, boy, does he make...
  • GOP heavyweights gather in Iowa to woo voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa For months, the 2016 Republican presidential race has been dominated by the "invisible primary" scramble for the backing of the party's donor class. On Saturday, it goes grass roots. At least eight likely candidates will give their...
  • Euro drops to 11-year low on Greek vote after QE; Aussie falls

    LONDON The euro fell to the lowest in more than 11 years as polls showing an anti-austerity party will win Greek elections exacerbated the currency's drop after the European Central Bank widened its stimulus program. The shared currency headed for a...
  • Mayo: Not-so-great Scott stumbles again

    Mayo: Not-so-great Scott stumbles again
    When the history of 21st century Florida is written, one of the great mysteries will be Gov. Rick Scott. As in: How did this guy get elected twice? (I suppose the same thing can be said by detractors of our last two presidents, Barack Obama and George W....
  • Sen. Marco Rubio to aides: 'Prepare for a presidential campaign'

    MIAMI In a major sign of his White House ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio kicked off an election strategy powwow Friday at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach by announcing a fundraising team that looked like a presidential campaign-in-waiting. "Prepare for a...
  • Restive city that sparked Venezuelan protests braces for more anti-government unrest

    The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies they blame for leaving store shelves barren and Venezuela's...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • Obama to pass on meeting Netanyahu during Washington visit

    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation's capital. On Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister...
  • Sharon Runner only candidate to file for 21st Senate District special election

    Sharon Runner only candidate to file for 21st Senate District special election
    Former Republican state Sen. Sharon Runner of Lancaster, who rebounded after receiving a double lung transplant three years ago, ¬†was the only candidate to file papers by Friday’s deadline to run in a special election to fill a Senate seat vacated...