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  • Tinley Park unveils term limits referendum

    Tinley Park unveils term limits referendum
    Tinley Park officials have unveiled a resolution that would place a binding referendum on the fall ballot asking voters whether they want term limits for elected officials. Under the resolution proposed by village leaders, Tinley Park's elected...
  • Pérez calls off recount in California controller runoff

    Pérez calls off recount in California controller runoff
    Assemblyman John A. Pérez ended the recount in the controller race on Friday, halting a process that many have criticized as a weakness in California election laws. The decision from Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat, assures Betty Yee, a Bay Area...
  • Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism

    Distortion of Foley's Words By Rival McKinney Draws Criticism
    HARTFORD – Retouching images to make them look sinister and taking quotes out of context to hammer home an attack have long been staples of negative political ads. But manipulating an audio clip to distort a rival's words? "That crosses a line,''...
  • Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]

    Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]
    It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
  • 'Fiddler' playwright Joseph Stein's son: Arguing politics with 'Tevye'

    When my father, "Fiddler on the Roof" playwright Joseph Stein, died in October 2010 at 98, my eulogy began with an anecdote from a few years earlier, when he'd fallen ill en route to from New York to Connecticut. "How do you feel?" asked an EMS guy....
  • Split up the Golden State? No thanks, say readers.

    Californians have plenty to complain about when it comes to their unwieldy, nation-sized state (and rightly so), but if the opinions of Times readers are any indication of broader public sentiment, they're not about to give up on the Golden State....
  • Baltimore County officials react to Timonium proposal for immigrant children

    Baltimore County officials react to Timonium proposal for immigrant children
    Officials in Baltimore County reacted Friday to a proposal by Catholic Charities to shelter 50 immigrant children at a facility in Timonium, with a state delegate who is running for the County Council opposing the plan and calling the immigration crisis...
  • 17 candidates vie for judicial seats in Orange-Osceola circuit

    17 candidates vie for judicial seats in Orange-Osceola circuit
    When they go to the polls Aug. 26, voters in Orange and Osceola counties will have the opportunity to dramatically reshape the local judiciary, deciding among 17 candidates for eight seats on the circuit bench. The biggest-spending race pits Diana...
  • Special elections, punishment needed in redistricting scandal

    Special elections, punishment needed in redistricting scandal
    If you caught your child throwing rocks at other kids, you'd reprimand him. If he threw rocks again, you might ground him. If he threw rocks yet again, would you hand him a fresh bag of rocks? Only if you were an idiot. Well, Florida legislators...
  • Thirty years ago tonight: Geraldine Ferraro makes history

    Thirty years ago tonight, all she had to say were five words and, just like that, thousands of delegates to the Democratic Party's 1984 convention nearly blew off the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone Center. “My name is Geraldine Ferraro,&...
  • Turkish PM Erdogan says Israel 'surpasses Hitler in barbarism'

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Saturday of having "surpassed Hitler in barbarism" through its attacks on Gaza, but warned Turks against taking out their anger on the country's Jewish community. Erdogan...