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  • 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...
  • South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

    The push to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse is about to clear its first hurdle. But even if a bill to bring down the rebel banner passes the state Senate as expected Tuesday, it faces a less certain future in...
  • Confirmation of judges gets bogged down in Congress

    WASHINGTON The meeting lasted about 160 seconds. With just a few words, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, declared that there would be no vote that day on Luis Felipe Restrepo, a federal judge in Philadelphia who has been...
  • David Vitter's Senate hearings in Louisiana aid his run for governor

    WASHINGTON David Vitter has been crisscrossing Louisiana for the past six months, holding public events about the issues at the core of his campaign for governor: transportation, energy, flood insurance and taxes. He's done all of that on the federal...
  • Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

    It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue. This week, the Senate and House take up rewrites of the 2002 law, with...
  • Stop listening to untrue rhetoric

    When people don't tell the truth you shouldn't continue to listen to them. Recently, Commissioner Richard Rothschild in his Times column stated that the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) was "shoved down our throats." We live in a Republic, wherein the...
  • US Chamber makes early entrance into 2016 Senate contests

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is jumping in early to help Republicans hang onto control of the Senate in 2016, and going immediately on the attack. The Chamber is paying for new television ads starting Monday in Ohio and Pennsylvania, home to two of the...
  • Allentown mayor suspends Senate campaign amid federal probe

    The mayor of Allentown has suspended his campaign for U.S. Senate days after FBI agents executed search warrants and questioned the mayor and another official of the eastern Pennsylvania's city. Mayor Ed Pawlowski said in a statement Monday that he...
  • Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat

    Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped. The three-term congressman from a state with 27 percent...
  • Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski suspends U.S. Senate campaign as political consultant's firm folds

    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski suspends U.S. Senate campaign as political consultant's firm folds
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski suspended his U.S. Senate bid Monday evening, four days after FBI agents searched City Hall and questioned officials in connection with a grand jury investigation. The suspension came hours after The Morning Call obtained...
  • From Sandy Hook to Charleston to Chicago

    From Sandy Hook to Charleston to Chicago
    When 20 schoolchildren, mostly first-graders, were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, the nation renewed a fierce debate over gun laws. The slaughter of children, many of whom hid under desks and in closets to avoid a mad...