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  • Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call

    Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call
    Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) are running neck-and-neck in Ventura County. National Democrats fought hard to try to keep the post they won two years ago, when Brownley beat a seasoned Republican after...
  • An election day carol, or when Anthony Kennedy became Ebenezer Scrooge

    An election day carol, or when Anthony Kennedy became Ebenezer Scrooge
    In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reached the nation's capital, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Get out of here or I'll call the cops!" the justice shouted. "Don't get...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money

    Robert K. Young: Citizens lose out to corporate political money
    Polls show that most Americans have no confidence in our candidates for Congress, including incumbents. One of the key factors in our lack of trust is the feeling that big money donated from secret sources to members of Congress and candidates for...
  • Libertarian first-time candidate runs low-cost Senate race against Durbin

     Libertarian first-time candidate runs low-cost Senate race against Durbin
    Sharon Hansen, a Libertarian running for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, is a first-time candidate who recently reported just $53 in her campaign treasury and admits she doesn't even like politics. Hansen, 63, owns a bed-and-breakfast with her husband in...
  • Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show

    Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show
    The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed. Rep. Jim Costa...
  • Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency

    Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency
    Describing former Gov. John G. Rowland as an ethically challenged politician who has repeatedly broken his trust with voters, federal prosecutors are arguing that he should serve from roughly three to four years in prison for his most recent conviction...
  • In retirement, Ben Carson moving closer to 2016

    In retirement, Ben Carson moving closer to 2016
    Ben Carson had a modest plan in mind last year when he retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital after a celebrated, decades-long career in neurosurgery: He wanted to improve his golf game and learn to play the organ. But the 63-year-old has been too busy...
  • Sides Clash Again Over Rowland Sentence

    Sides Clash Again Over Rowland Sentence
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's lawyers and prosecutors are facing off again over his crimes, his character and his potential for redemption in a continuing effort to influence the judge who will decide next month if, or for how long, he goes to prison....
  • Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race

    Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin spent $10.8 million on his 2014 re-election, more than four times as much as his Republican challenger, new reports show. Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, won a fourth term Nov. 4, capturing 54 percent of the votes...
  • Report spells out alleged ethics misconduct by Rep. Rush

    Report spells out alleged ethics misconduct by Rep. Rush
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush, a Democrat from the South Side, did not pay about $365,000 in rent for longtime use of an office to conduct politics, an ethics report released Monday said. Acceptance of the South Side office may have violated...