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  • Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped...
  • Call from politician just before he took his own life

    He was my BFF. That's how my editorial board colleagues jokingly referred to my relationship with state auditor Tom Schweich, who on Thursday morning raised a gun to his head in his Clayton, Mo., home and shot himself dead. We weren't actual best...
  • GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials

    As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House....
  • 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...
  • Colorado moves ahead on medical pot crackdown

    A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday. The bill's 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee gives law enforcement and state pot regulators hope...
  • Ohio's Strickland to focus US Senate bid on opportunity

    Democrat Ted Strickland says his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman will focus on expanding job and educational opportunities that he believes have been denied to average people by GOP policies in Washington and Ohio. Strickland'...
  • Does Hillary Clinton have an identity crisis?

    Does Hillary Clinton have an identity crisis?
    Is Hillary Rodham Clinton a McDonald's Big Mac or a Chipotle burrito bowl? A can of Bud or a bottle of Blue Moon? JCPenney or J. Crew?” That was the opening question of a front-page Washington Post story on Clinton's effort to figure out her...
  • A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

    A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
    The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they...
  • In Virginia General Assembly, many bills die by stealth

    There's more than one way to kill legislation in the Virginia General Assembly. There's the straight-up way: Put it up for a vote and lawmakers must go on record, pro or con. Then there's the stealthy way: Kill it in a subcommittee without a recorded...
  • Missouri auditor apparently killed himself with single gunshot, police say

    Missouri auditor apparently killed himself with single gunshot, police say
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor, died Thursday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said. There was no immediate motive for the apparent suicide, Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said in a televised news...
  • Scott Walker, GOP presidential hopeful, is poised to sign Wisconsin's right-to-work law

    Scott Walker, GOP presidential hopeful, is poised to sign Wisconsin's right-to-work law
    Sometime in the next few weeks, Wisconsin will likely become the 25th state to get a right-to-work law, opposed by organized labor because it eliminates the requirement that workers must pay union fees. For Gov. Scott Walker, who ignited a spate of...