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  • Freeing silver-haired cons is golden cost-saver: Editorial

     Freeing silver-haired cons is golden cost-saver: Editorial
    The outcome in the governor's race was still in doubt at press time, but here's an important issue the winner will need to confront. Florida owns a reputation as Shangri-La for enjoying the golden years with a golden tan. Yet, our state not only...
  • Democrats simply didn't give Crist enough turnout help

    Democrats simply didn't give Crist enough turnout help
    The people have spoken. Or, at least some of the people. Paid for by some of the people. Some of the time. In some of the places. As usual, South Florida lagged behind in turnout, just like it did for the August primary. Statewide, slightly over 50...
  • Mayo: 'Hope and change' now 'Mope and cringe' for Dems

    Mayo: 'Hope and change' now 'Mope and cringe' for Dems
    Sorting out winners and losers after election night in Palm Beach County: Winner: Rick Scott. The guy still can't get a majority of Florida votes (48.2% this time, down from 48.9% in 2010), and has the charisma of wall paint, but Scott gets another four...
  • After Republican wave, governors aim to push policy

    After Republican wave, governors aim to push policy
    Massachusetts voters sent a Republican back to the statehouse after an election night featuring razor-thin margins and a wave of Republican victories in governors' races across the United States. Along with his newly elected Republican counterparts in...
  • U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey outlines agenda for Republican-controlled Senate

    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey outlines agenda for Republican-controlled Senate
    Hours after a wave of victories on Tuesday that will allow his party to take over the U.S. Senate agenda in January, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was outlining his to-do list. The Lehigh Valley's freshman senator quickly ticked off an array of policy...
  • 8 takeaways from Rick Scott's win over Charlie Crist

    8 takeaways from Rick Scott's win over Charlie Crist
    Republicans are celebrating Gov. Rick Scott's narrow re-election victory, while Charlie Crist and the Democrats are left to dissect what went wrong. Whenever there's such a tight result — 48.2 percent for Scott, 47.0 for Crist — there's...
  • Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

    Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Emanuel met with reporters at City Hall...
  • Madigan, Cullerton and incumbent protection

    Madigan, Cullerton and incumbent protection
    The champagne corks that popped Tuesday night weren't limited to Bruce Rauner's campaign headquarters. The people who control the Illinois House and Senate made a fine showing. They casually swatted away Republicans who had hoped to cut into the...
  • By electing Rauner, Illinois grabs for growth and jobs

    By electing Rauner, Illinois grabs for growth and jobs
    Illinoisans awoke Wednesday to an oddity: azure Illinois raising to 10 the number of Midwest states turning to Republican governors for economic growth and job creation. We can't say with confidence how many Illinois Democrats marched behind enemy lines...
  • Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'

    Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'
    The speeches were long over and most of the races were called, but Decorda McGee still waited in line at a North Side polling place to cast his ballot. After nine hours, McGee finally voted around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the last person in a long, slow line...
  • In Scott vs. Crist, besieged voters had noses held

    In Scott vs. Crist, besieged voters had noses held
    Well, Charlie Crist is finally a true Florida Democrat. He earned his stripes by continuing the proud party tradition of losing. Charlie did something extra special, though. He lost to a guy who no one thought could win. To a guy with nicknames like...