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  • Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers

    Quinn, Rauner spar on Illinois jobs numbers
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
  • A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]

    A rock opera interrupted [Commentary]
    I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil, in a rock opera about the Battle of Baltimore. This was the long-anticipated bicentennial performance of "1814!: The War of 1812...
  • A push for paid family leave

    A push for paid family leave
    Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it. Smith, a 32-year-old customer service and sales specialist at the Bank of America call center in Hunt Valley, says her employer's policy of...
  • An alternative to fat-cat politics [Editorial]

    An alternative to fat-cat politics  [Editorial]
    Seemingly little noticed outside Rockville was a Montgomery County Council subcommittee's decision this week in support of public financing of local political campaigns. If, as expected, the legislation is approved by the full council, Montgomery County...
  • CNU president: State budget cuts won't lead to job losses

    CNU president: State budget cuts won't lead to job losses
    NEWPORT NEWS — State budget cuts being passed along to Christopher Newport University will not result in job losses, CNU President Paul Trible said. Trible, in interviews with the Daily Press on Thursday and Friday, said the school was preparing to...
  • For followers of Nigeria's 'Prophet', building collapse was 'Satan's work'

    LAGOS (Reuters) - For supporters of "Prophet" TB Joshua, one of Africa's best-known Christian preachers, the death of at least 80 of his congregation under the rubble of a Lagos guesthouse that collapsed a week ago was no construction accident. "The...
  • South Carolina's pathetic soap operas

     South Carolina's pathetic soap operas
    As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman, Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention. Yes, that Mark Sanford — the erstwhile...
  • Unions, Tom Foley Clash Over 1990 Pennsylvania Strike

     Unions, Tom Foley Clash Over 1990 Pennsylvania Strike
    A bitter strike at a Pennsylvania company 24 years ago became a flash point on the Connecticut campaign trail Thursday as union officials revived the story to attack Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, who owned the plant at the time of the...
  • Malloy Endorsed By Gun Safety Groups

    Malloy Endorsed By Gun Safety Groups
    HARTFORD - If the gun issue becomes a deciding factor in this year's governor's race, Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy will have Connecticut's biggest pro-gun control groups on his side. The problem for Malloy is that a recent Quinnipiac Poll found...
  • It’s a good time to run for office in Iowa: meet Queen Joni

    IOWA CITY Iowa (Reuters) - Most Republicans running in tight U.S. Senate races in November's midterm elections can rely on campaign endorsements from a few national figures. But most Republicans are not Joni Ernst. More importantly, most Republican...
  • While chasing Tesla, Austin area finds 'game-changer site'

    Officials with Tesla Motors visited the Austin, Texas, area at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company's $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local...