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  • Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms

    Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms
    For the last few weeks, Chicago mayoral candidates have been putting the "L" in "election." With varying degrees of frequency, the five mayoral candidates are turning up at train stations to shake the hands of potential voters ahead of the Feb. 24...
  • Leftist leader Alexis Tsipras takes office as Greece's prime minister

    Leftist leader Alexis Tsipras takes office as Greece's prime minister
    Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left Syriza party, was sworn in Monday as Greek prime minister, setting the stage for a showdown with creditors over painful budget cuts and tax increases that could have potential ripple effects across the European...
  • Family finances: states tackle tax reform

    Senior associate editor Sandra Block recently interviewed economist Scott Drenkard, a state tax expert for the Tax Foundation, a policy research group in Washington, D.C. KIPLINGER: Last November, Republican governors were elected in Maryland, Illinois...
  • Move over, Sarah Palin, the GOP's got a new star

    Move over, Sarah Palin, the GOP's got a new star
    Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, you are now officially the Republican Party's gone girls. The GOP has a new diva: Joni Ernst, the just-elected United State senator from the cornfields of Iowa. An Iraq War vet, Harley rider and gun-toting hog...
  • Virginians say the state's politics aren't honest, CNU poll finds

    Barely a third of Virginians think the state's politics are clean, a new survey by Christopher Newport University's Wason Center for Public Policy shows. Some 64 percent of voters surveyed by the Center's student pollsters in the past several days say...
  • Boehner, Netanyahu outsmarted themselves

    Boehner, Netanyahu outsmarted themselves
    When I was growing up, I remember a saying that was used to describe the behavior of people who were so cocky that they did really dumb things — "He's so smart, he's stupid." I thought of this expression when I heard House Speaker John Boehner...
  • Greece votes 'no' on austerity — and reality

    Greece votes 'no' on austerity — and reality
    Membership in a club brings benefits, but also responsibilities: you must pay your debts. If you can't, and reject a special offer to stay, be prepared for an uncomfortable conversation with the club president. Then say goodbye to your favorite leather...
  • Partisan interference comes to Winter Park race

    Partisan interference comes to Winter Park race
    A few years ago I wrote a column that said nonpartisan local elections might as well come clean and add party affiliations to candidates' names. Because, who are we kidding? The idea that you can eliminate partisan bickering by calling them...
  • With confusion, Senate kills McAuliffe gun bills

    With confusion, Senate kills McAuliffe gun bills
    State senators killed off nearly all of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gun control package Monday, downing 10 bills in a Republican-controlled committee. It seemed for a while, though, that they had advanced a major Democratic priority: Stripping people of...
  • Obama urges religious tolerance, human rights in India

    Obama urges religious tolerance, human rights in India
    President Obama urged support for religious tolerance and human rights in a speech Tuesday in New Delhi, drawing on the American experience and his own personal ones to soften a message with the potential to give offense to his Indian hosts, especially...
  • In the latest CNU poll, a deep desire for basic reforms emerges

    The student pollsters at Christopher Newport University seemed to have tapped a deep pool of voter concern that something's not right in Virginia politics -- and that the fix may go deeper than gift bans. Consider two unexpected results from the...