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  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Republican Walker gains in Wisconsin, Brownback struggles in Kansas

    New polls have clarified the status of some of the nation's most competitive races for governor, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker apparently gaining ground in Wisconsin and another prominent conservative Republican, Gov. Sam Brownback, receiving more bad...
  • Analysis: A senator to replace Holder?

    WASHINGTON The latest round of Cabinet handicapping is well underway a welter of uninformed speculation (mixed with some White House trial balloons) about who might be nominated as attorney general. And the names of three Democratic senators keep...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Celebrating Carter's 90th by remembering who got him to the White House

    For the second time in four months, a former president is celebrating his 90th birthday at a time Americans regard him more fondly than when they voted him out of office. In June, it was George H.W. Bush. And on Wednesday, Jimmy Carter became the...
  • Obama to raise money for Quinn, speak at Northwestern

    Obama to raise money for Quinn, speak at Northwestern
    President Barack Obama is back in Chicago today to raise campaign cash for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and talk about the economy in a speech at Northwestern University. First up is a morning Gold Coast fundraiser for Quinn, who is about to enter the...
  • Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Obama, who...
  • Poll: Public backing grows for Obama's actions against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON Americans overwhelmingly back U.S. airstrikes against terrorists in Syria and are increasingly supportive of President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. But that approval and confidence appears...
  • Harry Reid doesn't have that much power

    Harry Reid doesn't have that much power
    Regarding the Harry Reid hater who wrote the Sept. 21 letter, "Replace Harry Reid as majority leader": Congress refers to both the House and Senate. In case he hasn't noticed, the House of Representatives is run by the Republicans and not by Harry Reid....
  • In blow to GOP, Kansas judges refuse to force Democrat onto Senate ballot

    In a further setback to Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, a Kansas District Court declined Wednesday to force Democrats to place a candidate on the ballot in the state’s too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race. The decision appeared to cement a two-way...
  • Free of repercussions, Brown confounds friends and foes on bills

    Gov. Jerry Brown waded through many hundreds of bills last month in the political freedom that comes with a faint reelection challenge, a $22-million campaign war chest and a Legislature stacked with fellow Democrats. The governor dispensed gifts...