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  • Can Democrats win the Senate in 2016?

    WASHINGTON For Republicans, the fight for control of the Senate in 2016 is all about playing defense. Unlike 2014 (and 2018), the Senate races of 2016 offer few, if any, opportunities for the GOP as the election cycle begins. The map strongly favors...
  • Noah Smith: Stronger social-safety net will spur more startups

    There's an eternal debate about how government can best help people when they aren't doing well economically. One side says that if government provides you with a safety net, you will become lax and complacent, and you won't try as hard. Only the...
  • Jay Ambrose: As Netanyahu aims to save Israel, others aim to save face

    In one constitutionally dubious, unilateral action after another over the years, President Barack Obama has shown that he thinks the U.S. government is him, him and wait, a minute, is there a third party, maybe? Yes, it is him. Now, it turns out that...
  • College of DuPage revote on president's buyout follows years of secrecy

    College of DuPage revote on president's buyout follows years of secrecy
    When College of DuPage trustees meet Wednesday to vote again on President Robert Breuder's controversial buyout package, years of secrecy surrounding Breuder's contract will come to a head. The unusual do-over, required because of an unspecified...
  • Former Real Madrid star Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race

    Former Real Madrid star Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race
    GENEVA -- Luis Figo wants to become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. The former Portugal, Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker announced his campaign in a statement on Wednesday...
  • It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race

    It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race
    On Feb. 24, Chicago voters will be asked to choose among five candidates for mayor. One of them is Rahm Emanuel. The other four are not. That was the most obvious takeaway from the 90 minutes we spent Tuesday with the candidates, who debated each...
  • Emanuel expands fundraising lead

    Emanuel expands fundraising lead
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to press his fundraising advantage with less than a month to go before the mayoral election, according to state campaign finance reports. Emanuel announced Tuesday night that he had received another $427,499 in...
  • Candidates win fans in high places

    Candidates win fans in high places
    For Juan Guillen, a candidate for the Burbank City Council in the Feb. 24 primary election, endorsements aren’t something he’s been aggressively seeking. “I haven’t really asked for endorsements,” he said. “People...
  • Afghanistan lawmakers OK only nine Cabinet members, go on break

    Afghan lawmakers approved only nine of President Ashraf Ghani's Cabinet nominations in secret balloting Wednesday before going on a six-week recess. As a result, Afghanistan will have to wait at least until lawmakers return for a full government to be...
  • Pole vault great Sergei Bubka launches IAAF presidential bid

    Pole vault great Sergei Bubka launches IAAF presidential bid
    LONDON -- They've won Olympic gold medals, set multiple world records, and collected world titles. Now, two track-and-field greats will compete against each other for the top job in the sport. Former pole vault star Sergei Bubka of Ukraine declared...
  • Marco Rubio chairmanship is chance to show foreign policy credentials if he runs for president

    Marco Rubio chairmanship is chance to show foreign policy credentials if he runs for president
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was named Wednesday as chairman of the Senate subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, giving him a platform to demonstrate foreign policy credentials and talk about Cuba just as he's continuing to raise his profile in advance of a...