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  • Wisconsin prosecutors seek ruling to restart Gov. Walker probe

    Wisconsin prosecutors seek ruling to restart Gov. Walker probe
    Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday are asking a federal appeals court to allow them to restart an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker's campaign and special interest groups during elections in 2011 and 2012. The...
  • Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout

    Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout
    Chris Smith isn’t on the ballot this year, but he’s campaigning as if he were. Operating out of a building on Sistrunk Boulevard in historically black northwest Fort Lauderdale, Smith is spearheading a multi-pronged effort to increase...
  • Eric Frein search continues, Pocono Mountain schools reopen

    Eric Frein search continues, Pocono Mountain schools reopen
    Students in the Pocono Mountain School District returned to school under tight security Tuesday morning as police continued to search for Eric Frein, the survivalist and military buff accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and seriously wounding...
  • The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action

    The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action
    Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor. Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling. Crist said about the...
  • Governor's debate in Florida stalls over a fan

    Governor's debate in Florida stalls over a fan
    In the long, and often weird, history of political debates, this may have been a first: A gubernatorial debate stalled for six minutes because of a fight over whether one candidate could bring a fan. No, not the cheering kind of fan -- although both...
  • Federal court lifts injunction in Scott Walker case

    Federal court lifts injunction in Scott Walker case
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that had halted an investigation in Wisconsin into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker's campaign and special interest groups in 2011 and 2012 elections. A federal...
  • Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina

    Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina
    The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for gay marriages to begin in Idaho by lifting a temporary order from earlier this week. The justices turned down an appeal from Idaho's governor seeking to block same-sex marriages there. An earlier temporary...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...
  • Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?

    Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?
    The Democrats begin 2015 with a political problem: no predominant standard bearer to step up and challenge the incumbent GOP governor in four years. While they have many credentialed candidates, unlike Martin O'Malley in 2006 none stands out above the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to sign California film tax credit bill

    Gov. Jerry Brown to sign California film tax credit bill
    Gov. Jerry Brown is poised to put his signature to a bill that would triple annual funding for California's film and TV tax credit program. Brown announced he will sign the bill into law on Thursday at a ceremony in Los Angeles, capping a yearlong...
  • Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno should have kept his job in 2011 amid the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. "They probably shouldn't have fired him, they probably should've...