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  • Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads

    Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s likely he’ll need every cent of it and a lot more as he defends his seat against wealthy Republican challenger Bruce...
  • Beau Biden, son of U.S. VP, to run for governor of Delaware

    (Reuters) - At least one member of the Biden family will be seeking higher office in 2016. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, said on Thursday he plans to run for governor of the Mid-Atlantic state. In a...
  • Scott: Got 'em right where we want 'em

    Scott: Got 'em right where we want 'em
    There was a glimmer in U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott's eye as he discussed this year's round of congressional elections. Despite Obamacare's alleged poor reputation, he and other liberal Democrats say they're eager to run on the health reform's...
  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • Obama weighs detainee hearings

    Obama weighs detainee hearings
    — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....
  • Obama weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants

    Obama weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts expedite cases of incarcerated...
  • Obama, Biden visit Pennsylvania to promote job-training plan

    Obama, Biden visit Pennsylvania to promote job-training plan
    OAKDALE, Penn. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a trip to a Pennsylvania community college on Wednesday to promote a plan to train workers for skills they need for hard-to-fill jobs. For security reasons, Obama and...
  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan...
  • CIA's former top lawyer fires back at Senate report, criticizes Feinstein

    WASHINGTON The CIA's former top lawyer disputes Senate findings that the spy agency lied about its brutal interrogations of terrorists, insisting the tactics produced useful intelligence and flatly denying that the CIA misled the Bush administration,...
  • Obama and missile defense myths

    Obama and missile defense myths
    Hawks in the wild tend to be solitary creatures. But those in Washington, D.C., often appear in noisy flocks. As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his predatory activities in Ukraine, conservatives here are unanimous on how the Obama...
  • U.S. Senate duo urges Fed clampdown on banks and commodities

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators on Wednesday pushed the Federal Reserve to write tough new rules to limit Wall Street's role in commodity markets, stepping up pressure for a clampdown on some of the country's largest banks. "Banks should be...