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  • India's Modi vows to fix broken government, but no big bang reforms

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced dismay on Friday at the government in-fighting he found on assuming office in May and vowed to fire up the bureaucracy to deliver results in a country desperately in need of growth and...
  • Pershing Square sues U.S. over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Pershing Square sues U.S. over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    Pershing Square Capital Management LP, the hedge fund firm run by William Ackman, has sued the U.S. government, claiming that its stripping of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's profit illegally short changes investors in the mortgage companies' common stock....
  • Ferguson highlights police use of military gear and tactics

    FERGUSON, Mo. The focus on continuing protests here turned Thursday toward paramilitary tactics and equipment that critics even among some law enforcement leaders say have provoked violence from the crowds. Calls for St. Louis County and Ferguson...
  • McDonnell made $129K lawyerin' during gubernatorial run

    We learned today, courtesy of disclosure and redirect in Gov. Bob McDonnell's trial, how much a former attorney general makes working, and I may be using that term loosely, for a law firm while running for governor. It was $129,000 in McDonnell's case,...
  • McDonnell trial: Whose SUV is this?

    McDonnell trial: Whose SUV is this?
    Among the 21 pictures of Bob McDonnell driving Jonnie Williams' Ferrari that went into evidence during the governor's trial recently was this image, of the governor and the Ferrari and an SUV on the road. Pretty clearly, someone in that SUV is taking...
  • O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention

    O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention
    Gov. Martin O'Malley worked the room at one of Maryland's biggest political events of the year Thursday, grinning for photos, slapping the backs of fellow politicians and causing bottlenecks wherever he stopped. Most years, the governor sticks around...
  • Corbett, Wolf become funny foes

    PITTSBURGH — Hear the one about the two candidates for governor who walked into a bar? Well, it wasn't a bar, it was a Pittsburgh-area comedy club where Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf joined other politicians in cracking wise,...
  • Liquor, wine prices not rising in Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — Your booze prices are safe. The state Liquor Control Board will not be increasing the markup it sets on liquor and wine this fiscal year, according to Board Chairman Joseph E. "Skip" Brion. He announced that Wednesday after publication...
  • Ad Watch: Pennsylvania governor's race

    THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor. THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf. THE AD: "More and Less," a 30-second Corbett television commercial in which an actress accuses Wolf of threatening to raise the income...
  • Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees

    Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees
    So far, Lake County commissioners quietly have stuck property owners with a $36 million bill that will come due in a few years. And to make it worse, they're now poised to jack up the price. What they did was to stop collecting impact fees in 2011 and...
  • Pope confirms he will visit Philadelphia

    Last month, when Archbishop Charles Chaput told an audience that Pope Francis would come to Philadelphia in 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hastily issued a statement saying the visit was unconfirmed. But now, another prelate has confirmed the...