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  • The Supreme Court puts the screws to 36 state governments

    The Supreme Court puts the screws to 36 state governments
    No piker when it comes to cliffhanging drama, the Supreme Court late Friday placed the governors and legislatures of 36 states in a corner, by taking up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that directly threatens their citizens.  The states are those...
  • Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner

     Quinn couldn't get enough from Democratic base to hold off Rauner
    In the toughest political fight of his life, Gov. Pat Quinn couldn't muster enough support from his all-important Democratic base in Chicago and Cook County even as Republican Bruce Rauner carved inroads into that territory. There were as many as 60,...
  • Final Tally For Governor's Race: More Than $30 Million

    Final Tally For Governor's Race: More Than $30 Million
    The hotly contested governor's race that attracted national attention cost more than $30 million for television commercials, consultants and other campaign expenses. The biggest single contributor was the State of Connecticut, which paid out $13...
  • Where Were The Results?

    Where Were The Results?
    Well, that was embarrassing. Hartford was so unprepared for election day that President Obama had to beg those who had given up waiting to vote to come back and try again. The secretary of the state had to vote by affidavit. But voting delays in the...
  • Limited Gas, Closing Plants Squeeze Electricity

    Limited Gas, Closing Plants Squeeze Electricity
    Last Jan. 28, in the midst of the so-called polar vortex, only 3,000 megawatts of natural gas-fired electric power were operating in the region. That was out of an installed capacity of 11,000 megawatts. Pipeline constraints limited the availability of...
  • Dallas marks Ebola end with relief, 'selfies' with President Bush

    Dallas marks Ebola end with relief, 'selfies' with President Bush
    A relieved Dallas got the U.S. government's all-clear on Friday from Ebola, and former President George W. Bush marked the event by visiting the hospital that was at the center of fighting the virus and the origin of an American scare over the disease....
  • A Chinese Watches Democracy In Action

    A Chinese Watches Democracy In Action
    I lived in mainland China until I was 24 and never got the chance to vote for our government leaders or even meet my provincial governors. Average people in China don't vote for their political leaders. This week, after living in this country for the...
  • Hayao Miyazaki isn't making features but is at work on manga

    Hayao Miyazaki isn't making features but is at work on manga
    Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki will accept an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards. Miyazaki, 73, who won a competitive Oscar for his 2002 animated fantasy "Spirited Away," announced his...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett: Penn State 'probably' should not have fired Joe Paterno

    HARRISBURG — Joe Paterno "probably" should not have been fired, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday. In his most expansive comments since the child sex-abuse scandal erupted at Penn State University three years ago, the outgoing governor...
  • Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train

    Brown brushes off GOP opposition to bullet train
    Gov. Jerry Brown played down concerns Thursday about Republicans killing the state’s $68-billion bullet train, saying that “they’re going to join the chorus” in support of high-speed rail once construction around Fresno and...
  • Madonna and Young: Why Corbett's re-election chances were doomed

    The historic scope of Tom Corbett's loss on Tuesday must be understood to place it in any meaningful perspective. In losing to Democrat Tom Wolf, he became the first Pennsylvania governor in 40 years to fail to win re-election, and his party became the...