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  • Charter school owners receive too many chances

    Why do we let charter school owners get away with so much? Private charter schools are funded by taxpayers, yet Florida law does not require their operators and key staff to undergo background checks — financial or criminal. And unlike...
  • Margaret Carlson: Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass

    Margaret Carlson: Rick Perry's comeback headed off at the pass
    It was all going so well for Texas Gov. Rick Perry — until the indictment. His efforts to move past a disastrous 2012 presidential run that had become a reliable punch line for a senior moment seemed to be working. He's dropped a few pounds and...
  • Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

    Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara....
  • Delays, fights marred Afghanistan's election recount

    Inside the hot, musty airplane hangar where international officials were supervising Afghanistan’s presidential election recount, the rival camps had sparred for days until the tension finally boiled over. Confronting a young poll worker...
  • McDonnell trial: Closing arguments coming Friday

    McDonnell trial: Closing arguments coming Friday
    RICHMOND — Jurors will hear closing arguments Friday in the U.S. government's case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. It's unclear whether the case will go to the jury Friday afternoon. Judge James R. Spencer may wait until...
  • The skulduggery of ousting Illinois candidates

    The skulduggery of ousting Illinois candidates
    We know, we know: Politics ain't beanbag. But politics doesn't have to be rotten and nefarious either. Yet oodles of people who run for office in this state will tell you of strong-arm tactics they endured, sometimes from their own party, to get their...
  • From stock-pickers to pensioners, Fed board filings show millionaires

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The five members of the Federal Reserve board that oversee U.S. monetary policy have plenty of money of their own, according to government filings released on Thursday. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released the annual...
  • Federal OK means 500,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 500,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    State and federal officials have reached an agreement to provide Medicaid coverage to more poor and working Pennsylvanians. Under the agreement announced this afternoon, new coverage will begin in January. The decision will provide health care...
  • Florida Democrats rally around Charlie Crist for governor

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Democrats launched a "unity tour" on Thursday to close ranks around Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of the state who is running as the Democratic candidate in this year's election. Crist shared hugs and a...
  • Opponents of tuition vouchers file lawsuit in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Opponents of tuition vouchers in Florida filed suit on Thursday against the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program, saying it illegally subsidizes religious schools and violates the state's requirement to guarantee...
  • Poll: Democrat Tom Wolf still holds big lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett

    Poll: Democrat Tom Wolf still holds big lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett
    HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett remains far behind his Democratic rival, Tom Wolf, despite spending millions of dollars on television commercials this summer, according to a new voter poll. The Franklin & Marshall College Poll, released...