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  • Unrest after Freddie Gray's death puts spotlight on Hogan, Rawlings-Blake

    Unrest after Freddie Gray's death puts spotlight on Hogan, Rawlings-Blake
    Unrest in Baltimore put on display the widely different leadership styles that Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake brought to a crisis that could come to define their administrations. As Hogan toured inner-city neighborhoods Thursday,...
  • Bush's Hispanic ties might trump Rubio in Orlando

    Bush's Hispanic ties might trump Rubio in Orlando
    In a quest to win the GOP presidential primary in his home state of Florida, Cuban-American U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a Hispanic problem — at least in Central Florida — and his name is Jeb Bush. Against any other candidate, Rubio likely...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    The two Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In a feisty...
  • Senate candidate pitches willingness to work with other side

    Senate candidate pitches willingness to work with other side
    DEERFIELD BEACH — Appearing before political activists in Broward, the most liberal Democratic territory in Florida, U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy pitched himself as a pragmatist who is willing to cross the political aisle to talk to and work...
  • Missouri Senate hopeful must overcome 'secretary of state curse' to win

    WASHINGTON Like any challenger looking to unseat a U.S. senator, Jason Kander faces long odds. But the 33-year-old Afghanistan War veteran, who serves as Missouri's secretary of state, also must buck a historic losing trend to defeat Republican Sen. Roy...
  • Politics as Usual

    Politics as Usual
    Wolf celebrates milestone of sorts Celebrating the first 100 days of school isn't just for students in kindergarten to fifth grade. It's for governors, too. Well some governors, anyway. Gov. Tom Wolf, sworn into office Jan. 20, reached the century...
  • Legislative session limps to close amid acrimony, standoff

    The annual session of the Florida Legislature limped to a premature end Wednesday amid finger-pointing and threats of possible lawsuits. The House abruptly adjourned a day earlier, with leaders contending there was no reason to remain at the Capitol as...
  • Warren to headline Connecticut Democrats dinner

    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a liberal stalwart that some have hoped will enter the 2016 presidential race, will headline the Connecticut Democratic Party's annual fundraising dinner. Warren is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on June...
  • Legislation passes to allow bake sales at RI polling places

    Bake sales would be allowed at polling places on Election Day in legislation that passed the General Assembly. The House of Representatives passed a Senate bill to allow bake sales to operate near polling places in Rhode Island. It heads to the...
  • Portman faces balancing act on trade as he seeks re-election

    Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio is maneuvering with care as he runs for re-election in a swing state while cautiously supporting a free-trade deal that even some fellow Republicans fear could lead to job losses back home. The former U.S. trade representative...
  • Hillary Clinton a free trader, or not, depending on the moment

    WASHINGTON Three years ago Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised a proposed deal to reduce trade barriers among Pacific Rim nations as "the gold standard" for such pacts. Now, the presidential candidate Clinton has nothing to say as President Barack...