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  • Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance

     Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance
    Chicago labor and community groups are calling on mayoral candidates to support an ordinance that would allow workers to earn five to nine days of paid sick leave. Nearly 82 percent of Chicago voters Tuesday supported paid leave in a nonbinding...
  • AP Interview: Ex-Republican chair stresses 365-day strategy

    Bobby Schostak, the departing state party chairman who helped Republicans keep their grip on all three branches of government over four years, said Michigan's improved tactics and technology should be a model for the GOP elsewhere. Among the changes...
  • Budget, beer, guns, pot and potties on lawmakers' agenda

    Conservation land purchases, beer growlers, tax cuts, guns on state university campuses, medical marijuana and even where transgender people can go to the bathroom will all be issues that will come up during Florida's 2015 legislative session. The only...
  • Court ruling in Egypt is another setback for parliamentary elections

    Court ruling in Egypt is another setback for parliamentary elections
    Egypt’s parliamentary elections, already behind schedule, face new delays after a court ruled Sunday that portions of the election law are unconstitutional. The voting had been set to start March 21 and continue into the following month. The...
  • Not Rahm, or just not yet?

    Not Rahm, or just not yet?
    Luckily, the egg all over the faces of many of us who predicted an outright victory for Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday will not be as detrimental to our health as it is to our self-esteem. Last week's announcement that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory...
  • Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

    An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in...
  • Boehner on the hot seat

    WASHINGTON -- One of this city's current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. His roughly four years in the post have been a nonstop struggle not only with the Democrat in the Oval Office but also...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock's wide travels raise questions

     Rep. Aaron Schock's wide travels raise questions
    Rep. Aaron Schock lives large and loudly on Instagram, where he broadcasts his exploits from the Greek Isles to the glaciers of Patagonia. He's shown surfboarding in Hawaii, doing the tango in Buenos Aires and parasailing in the Andes. The 33-year-old...
  • With GOP in control of Virginia's legislature, McAuliffe agenda sunk

    RICHMOND — They canned his name for a health-care initiative, changed the name of his economic development fund, whacked his effort to expand pre-school — all in all, the governor had a tough time in the General Assembly this year. But it...
  • Rick Santorum tells CPAC he wants boots on ground to fight Islamic State group

    Rick Santorum tells CPAC he wants boots on ground to fight Islamic State group
    — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum pointed to national security as the biggest issue for next year's presidential race, and touted his own resume to the conservatives here evaluating a pack of potential candidates. Santorum, the runner-up...
  • 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...