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  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 3, Episode 5
    Frank resorts to some unconventional methods to get America Works up and running, firing the head of the Department of Homeland Security, temporarily taking over that position himself, essentially, and trying to declare unemployment a national emergency...
  • In campaign for mayor, funding support mostly in Chirico's column

    As the race for Naperville's top elected office heads into its last five weeks, one mayoral candidate is working with a substantial sum of donated cash, while state filings show no contributions reported so far in this election cycle by his three...
  • Who scored, who didn't, at CPAC conference

    OXON HILL, Md. Scott Walker has momentum with conservatives. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have the passion. And Jeb Bush still faces widespread skepticism that's not going away. Those were some of the conclusions as thousands of conservatives ended a four-...
  • 2015 Virginia legislative session wraps up with ethics rules

    Virginia's 2015 legislative session is in the books. Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses....
  • California's public unions have too much clout and compensation

    California's public unions have too much clout and compensation
    Mayor Eric Garcetti, a pro-labor Democrat, has tried to restore ties with Los Angeles' public employee unions after most of them backed his opponent in the 2013 mayoral race. Nevertheless, the mayor is sticking with the hard line he has taken in...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz seeks role of 'disruptive app'; some colleagues would hit delete

    Sen. Ted Cruz seeks role of 'disruptive app'; some colleagues would hit delete
    On a gray wintry day outside the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood on the grassy East Lawn and denounced President Obama’s plan to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Gathered to hear the senator...
  • Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism

    Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender sparked pointed criticism from labor...
  • Hillary Clinton's identity crisis

    Hillary Clinton's 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 Ms. Clinton's effort to figure out her...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne." The remark came ahead of a lavish birthday party for Mugabe — he turned 91 a week ago —...
  • Coal region split as new law pits owners against workers

    Mike Caputo, one of the top Democrats in the West Virginia legislature, began working in the state's coal mines at age 19. It helped put his kids through school, he said, and helped him pay for his family home. Now Caputo, who is still involved with...