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  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    WASHINGTON — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in...
  • Wolf taps Lancaster schools chief as education secretary

    Wolf taps Lancaster schools chief as education secretary
    HARRISBURG — Outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett lost the November election in large part because a majority of voters never forgave him for classroom cuts in his first budget. Many teachers and administrators across Pennsylvania also harbored...
  • Tom Steyer outlines one-term objectives for US Senate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Tom Steyer, the billionaire climate-change activist weighing a run for U.S. Senate, is telling potential supporters he would commit to serving only one term if he can't reach goals dealing with the environment, economy and education...
  • Most in Congress wealthier than constituents

    Most in Congress wealthier than constituents
    Some shop at Publix. Most drive their own cars. Many of their kids go to public schools. But in one big way, South Florida's members of Congress aren't like most of the rest of us. Hint: It involves money. Newly crunched numbers from the Center...
  • Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site

    Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
    For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus would raise the curtain on another campaign showdown in Ohio. Democrats...
  • MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day

    MLK Day message: Diversity should be every day
    Looking out at the faces assembled on the morning of Martin Luther King Day, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs remarked at how much they resembled the interracial, interdenominational marchers who followed King from Montgomery to Selma 50 years ago. "As...
  • Martelly assumes responsibility for crisis as Haiti gets new government

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti With foreign diplomats looking on, an uneasy Haitian President Michel Martelly looked into the television cameras and in a solemn address to the nation, affirmed his support for credible and fair elections even as he assumed...
  • Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas

    Gov. Rick Perry, leaving office, ends an influential era in Texas
    There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
  • Obama to use State of Union address to pitch tax proposals aimed at helping middle class

    President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. As Obama...
  • Obama moves to lift legacy, party's 2016 outlook with tax plans

    WASHINGTON Barack Obama this week will lay the foundation for the last two years of his presidency. Helping middle- and lower-income households will be the cornerstone. Obama is trying to shore up his legacy and help Democrats seeking to win the White...
  • US, Cuba embark on a new future

    MIAMI Ripples of change are sweeping over Cuba and Miami as delegations from Washington and Havana meet in the Cuban capital this week to begin discussing a new relationship for two countries that have been hostile neighbors for half a century. In the...