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  • Why we endorse

    In two weeks, voters across Hampton Roads will head to their polling stations for municipal elections in the communities of Newport News, Hampton, Smithfield and Williamsburg. In advance of those decisions, the Daily Press Editorial Board will this week...
  • Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike

    Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike
    SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state’s income tax increase or raise the minimum wage....
  • Seminole County: Tax-and-spend country

    Seminole County: Tax-and-spend country
    I've always found Seminole County to be a politically strange place. Up in Seminole, they claim to be the most conservative folk you can find. Seriously, you can't get elected president of a dinner club without pledging allegiance to all things...
  • Will the title 'grandma' cost Hillary Clinton the White House?

    Will the title 'grandma' cost Hillary Clinton the White House?
    — There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill." Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years,...
  • Measure barring Covered California from hiring certain felons fails

    Measure barring Covered California from hiring certain felons fails
    SACRAMENTO--A bill barring the state's health insurance exchange from hiring individuals convicted of certain felonies failed to advance Tuesday. Under the proposal by Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare), Covered California would not be able to...
  • Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies

    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed by the cost of holding special elections whenever a vacancy occurs in the Legislature, a state panel on Tuesday endorsed putting a measure before voters that would allow the governor to appoint people to fill empty seats. Los...
  • Oberweis, Rauner refuse to back Senate-approved immigration reform measure

    Oberweis, Rauner refuse to back Senate-approved immigration reform measure
    The two candidates at the top of the Illinois Republican ticket this fall spoke at an event Tuesday designed to pressure the state’s GOP congressional delegation to pass sweeping immigration changes, but both refused to give their outright support...
  • In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas

    In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas
    The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. The findings underscore the...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
  • California GOP hopeful wants free college for science, math students

    BERKELEY, California (Reuters) - California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math and science degrees, part of an education reform plan released Tuesday that would also model public...
  • Orlando in the running to host 2016 Democratic convention

    Orlando in the running to host 2016 Democratic convention
    WASHINGTON -- The global spotlight -- and traffic nightmare -- that goes along with hosting a national political convention could be coming to Orlando in 2016. According to a letter released today by Democratic leaders, Orlando is one of 15 cities in...