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  • Chris Christie, carrying Bridgegate baggage, arrives in Florida

    Chris Christie, carrying Bridgegate baggage, arrives in Florida
    A weekend in Florida for a likely/presumed/unofficial presidential candidate to meet with big-money donors and help other candidates raise cash is usually as routine as a trip to the supermarket. Not so for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who's spending...
  • Advice to candidates: Don't underestimate New Jersey

    WASHINGTON -- It's called the Garden State and in earlier days was known for the many vegetable farms in its rural central and southern counties. But New Jersey's reputation beyond its borders more often casts it now as a rough-edged place where the...
  • George F. Carter, Army colonel

    George F. Carter, Army colonel
    George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
  • Congressional old guard retires, leaving calcified partisanship in place

    WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...
  • Too close for comfort [Commentary]

    Too close for comfort [Commentary]
    The proverbial "revolving door" in Washington politics is nothing new. Everyone knows it happens. Everyone hates it. And yet it continues unchecked. What is new, however, is that the interconnected web of private sector and bureaucratic personnel has...
  • Donnelly says Obama is like Hitler, Stalin on gun control

    SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday likened President Obama to dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin on the issue of gun control.   The comparison, issued in a tweet, included an image...
  • Obama's data gurus - myths and reality

    Obama's data gurus - myths and reality
    How much of a boost did President¬† Obama’s 2012 campaign really get from its much-vaunted mastery of data analysis? A significant amount, but not as much as some people think, according to a new analysis by two leading political scientists. The...
  • Yes, I gave Rauner the 'gate.' And I'd do it again

     
    From Sunday's print column Was I serious the other day when I coined the term "Sweetnessgate" to describe the controversy and lingering questions about how Illinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner got his daughter into Walter Payton College Prep?...
  • Putting aside apologies, Chris Christie looks to second term

    Putting aside apologies, Chris Christie looks to second term
    TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have spent the better part of the last two weeks apologizing for "Bridgegate," but now, it seems, the apologies are over. In a 20-minute inaugural address in an auditorium at the War Memorial in...
  • Kingsley Guy: Demands for "purity" destroying politics

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's recent fundraising foray into Florida created its share of scathing rhetoric. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz even followed Christie around the state, speaking to every media outlet that would listen about his...
  • Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights. Winter walking As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...