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  • Charles Munger Jr. stands ready to protect democracy

    Charles Munger Jr. stands ready to protect democracy
    Charles Munger Jr. isn't waiting around idly for the U.S. Supreme Court to act on congressional redistricting. He's hoping for the best but planning for bad news. The political activist has resurrected his old reform coalition and is getting ready, if...
  • Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout

    The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. Use of the hashtag #boycottindiana spread...
  • What to Watch: Budget, in-state tuition fights; 'open carry'

    Get ready for budget battle week. The House on Tuesday is scheduled to debate its version of the proposed state budget. That will likely mean slogging through numerous proposed amendments, and possibly fighting off Democratic- or tea party-led procedural...
  • Florida Democrats look for a way to end election woes

    U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham hadn't even been sworn in yet when Democratic Party leaders began talking about her potentially running for governor in 2018. That's not a good sign for Democrats as they seek to capture a Senate seat in 2016 and find candidates...
  • For 1 veteran at Tomah, even high doses didn't end the pain

    Like flashes of lightning, sharp pains strike 39-year-old Jason Bishop's left arm several times a day, causing him to writhe in agony. Frustrated by his chronic suffering, Bishop has struggled to find relief at several Department of Veterans Affairs...
  • Recent election gains show Asian American voters' power surge

    Recent election gains show Asian American voters' power surge
    From his new perch in Washington, Ted Lieu has suffered through an East Coast winter and other confounding indignities of life as a freshman member of the House from the party out of power. No matter, he says; he learned from his predecessor, the 40-...
  • Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes

    A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles — including deadly collisions in New York and California last month — have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings. The Federal Railroad Administration...
  • Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing...
  • Institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston

    Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved and toiled in for more than half his...
  • Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton

     Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham...
  • L.A.-born political leader has high hopes for Latinos in Washington

    L.A.-born political leader has high hopes for Latinos in Washington
    California recently rode shotgun with Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and its educational fund, on a quick tour of his childhood neighborhood in L.A.'s Pico-Union district. The...