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  • Rauner has the smarts and energy to help Illinois

    Considering Pat Quinn versus Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois, I truly like our governor as a person. But as a governor, I have my doubts. As we all know, our state is in trouble — big trouble. Soon we will be able to vote Democrat Quinn...
  • Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change

    Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change
    A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team name amid an outcry that it's offensive and derogatory. Rauner...
  • Florida unemployment edges up slightly in August

    Florida unemployment edges up slightly in August
    Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August, to 6.3 percent, state officials said Friday. The jobless rate edged up one-tenth of a percentage point from July but was 0.8 percentage points lower than it was in August 2013, according to the...
  • A show of disunity at California GOP convention

    A show of disunity at California GOP convention
    It was a double indignity for Neel Kashkari this weekend when not just one but two fellow Republicans on November's statewide ballot declined to endorse his campaign to oust Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. When Kashkari reached for an analogy Saturday to...
  • Morning Call Poll shows Wolf with 21-point lead

    Morning Call Poll shows Wolf with 21-point lead
    HARRISBURG — On the eve of the state's first gubernatorial debate, a new poll shows Democrat Tom Wolf still coasting with a double-digit lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. The Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll released Sunday shows 52...
  • Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections

    Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections
    The Florida governor's race could turn on the turnout of various pockets of voters. No bloc is going un-courted as the candidates pull out all the stops to eke out a few more votes from pivotal demographic groups. "It's political life or death," said...
  • For mass murderer Michael Ballard, a case of live or let die?

    For mass murderer Michael Ballard, a case of live or let die?
    James Connell, a public defender for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, says he believes every life is worth living. Yet, he is willing to help Ballard in his desire to waive his appeals and be put to death for massacring four people in a Northampton...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills promoting bike paths

    Gov. Brown signs bills promoting bike paths
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law two measures aimed at helping cities and counties expand and improve bike paths and trails, including one allowing voters to consider whether to increase some fees to pay for the work. Local agencies,...
  • Bulgaria's Corpbank rescue in hands of politicians: central banker

    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) cannot be rescued without a political decision, because the troubled lender will need state support, central bank governor Ivan Iskrov said on Friday. In excerpts of an interview to be...
  • Raid spurs fear of driver's licenses among immigrants

    Raid spurs fear of driver's licenses among immigrants
    A recent raid at a Catonsville apartment complex has raised concerns that federal immigration agents are using Maryland motor vehicle data to locate illegal immigrants, potentially undermining a state initiative to ensure that drivers are ready for the...
  • Democrats say they'll defy history and win in November

    Democrats say they'll defy history and win in November
    – History is against them. But Democrats were undeterred Saturday night, insisting that 2014 is going to be the year their party will finally prevail and elect one of their own as Florida governor for the first time in 20 years. •Democrats...