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  • Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs

    Biden tries to give Democrats boost in suburbs
    Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Lake County on Wednesday, trying to boost Democratic prospects in races for U.S. Senate, governor and Congress. “It’s not 2016, it’s today,” Biden told the cheering crowd, offering a warning...
  • Syria's Assad replaces provincial governors in conflict zones

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad has replaced five provincial governors, including some overseeing regions that include major fronts in Syria's civil war, state media said on Wednesday. The state news agency said Assad had shuffled governors...
  • Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy...
  • Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring

    Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring
    A federal judge has granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn less than two weeks before Election Day. The transportation...
  • Florida governor's race a dead heat, poll shows

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and his challenger for re-election, former Governor Charlie Crist, are locked in a dead heat in their race to run the nation's largest swing state, poll results released on Wednesday show. The...
  • Brown's pre-K promises don't add up

    Brown's pre-K promises don't add up
    Throughout the last two months, the Anthony Brown campaign has accused Larry Hogan of being "extreme" and "dangerous" in regard to his views on two volatile issues — a woman's right to choose and the regulation of assault weapons. Time and again, in...
  • The futility of asking for a straight answer from a gubernatorial candidate

    The futility of asking for a straight answer from a gubernatorial candidate
    Excerpts from my transcript of Monday night's gubernatorial debate at ABC-7 Moderator Ron Magers: Mr. Quinn, in the last debate Mr. Rauner asked about your proposal to make the temporary tax increase permanent after the next election. If Mr. Rauner...
  • Poll: Scott leads among men, Crist leads among women

    Poll: Scott leads among men, Crist leads among women
    Gov. Rick Scott is leading among men, while Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is running away with Florida's women voters. That's one take-away from the latest Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday. The poll found both candidates knotted...
  • Kittleman for county executive

    Kittleman for county executive
    There may be no race in the state (up to and including that for governor) that pits two so well qualified candidates against each other as the contest for Howard County Executive. Republican Allan Kittleman and Democrat Courtney Watson are both...
  • Teachers union refiles lawsuit against school-voucher expansion

    TALLAHASSEE — After losing the first round in a court battle, school-voucher opponents have filed a revised challenge to a new law that would expand Florida's program. The challenge, backed by the Florida Education Association teachers union, was...
  • State Orders 9 Quarantined To Monitor Ebola Symptoms

    WEST HAVEN – Nine people are being quarantined in the state so they can be monitored for possible exposure to Ebola, state health officials said. The Department of Public Health has issued four quarantine orders, involving the nine unidentified...