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  • Piano-playing senator's latest tune: New education policy

    How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander's case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and, with a grin, bangs out "The Memphis Blues." He's been blending music...
  • NC's spigot for Golden LEAF could turn back on again

    Republicans at the General Assembly who once soured upon a foundation that used to get half of North Carolina's national tobacco settlement money may be coming around to embrace it, or at least accept it. The two-year state Senate budget the chamber...
  • Cardin: Best option is 'strong agreement' with Iran

    Cardin: Best option is 'strong agreement' with Iran
    Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday that the best outcome for international talks with Iran is a "strong agreement" over that country's nuclear program that includes thorough inspections of...
  • Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out

    What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink. But as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats stand eyeball-to-eyeball in negotiations over a new budget, neither is likely to submit, forcing the state to continue...
  • Jacobs' focus on the future is welcome: Editorial

    Jacobs' focus on the future is welcome: Editorial
    Two very different visions of leadership were on display in Tallahassee and Orange County this past month. It boils down to the difference between focusing on the next election and the next generation. A special session of the Florida Legislature...
  • Scott's vetoes make anger level rise

    Scott's vetoes make anger level rise
    Think of the line-item veto as a process of moving things from one list to another. With a stroke of his red pen, Gov. Rick Scott moves items from "The List of Things That Make People Happy" to "The List of Things that Make People Angry." With his...
  • Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage

    Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches. Over the week since...
  • 1984 Indiana governor candidate Wayne Townsend dies

    Wayne Townsend, the 1984 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor who broke a barrier by picking a woman as his running mate, died Friday at age 89. Townsend died during a family trip to Michigan, said Ted Waters, the owner of Waters Funeral Home in...
  • Jim Webb, Iraq war critic in Senate, running for president

    Jim Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and accomplished novelist who became a fierce critic of the Iraq war in the Senate, announced Thursday that he's challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton and other rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb,...
  • Ex-NY speaker balks at reporting income, cites federal probe

    Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat did not include information about income from his...
  • Legislature gears up for summer with quiet and busy spells

    The Assembly will be a rare sight in the capital this summer, with legislators preparing for an election where they will be at the top of the ticket. Senators, led by Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney, will schedule hearings that will keep them...