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  • Editorial: Change the Illinois tax conversation

    Editorial: Change the Illinois tax conversation
    The 2014 conversation about raising Illinois taxes so far has led nowhere. House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn't have enough votes to remove the adjective "temporary" that Democrats aggressively used when they sold a huge (and...
  • Arundel students get a taste of government

    Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School...
  • Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan

    Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan
    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
  • Georgia's sweeping new gun law allows guns in bars, churches

    In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places -- including bars, churches and government buildings -- following Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing Wednesday of a bill celebrated by supporters as a victory for the 2nd Amendment but...
  • U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party

    HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its...
  • Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linked to al Qaeda. As the U.S.-led war in...
  • California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...
  • Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

    Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
  • CNU student pollsters test Medicaid issue

    CNU student pollsters test Medicaid issue
    NEWPORT NEWS — There were 19 questions in all and when Betsy Comita finally got a fourth person to answer, out of the hundred calls she placed that night from the survey research lab at Christopher Newport University, the man rattled through in...
  • Rockhaven may open for development

    Rockhaven may open for development
    Glendale officials are opening the door to possibly developing a historic sanitarium, known as Rockhaven, about six years after the city bought the $8.25-million site to save it from development. But this time around, preservationists are onboard with...
  • Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies

    Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies
    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise....