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  • Major budget, pension and liquor votes near in Legislature

    Pennsylvania's large Republican majorities in the House and Senate on Monday went through the procedural moves needed to set the stage for a wave of floor votes on the budget and other major legislation despite the specter of looming vetoes at the hand of...
  • Arizona case gives Virginia redistricting reformers hope, not change

    Arizona case gives Virginia redistricting reformers hope, not change
    Groups calling for redistricting reform in Virginia were emboldened Monday by a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding reforms in Arizona, but changes to Virginia's system remain a political long shot in the near term. In a 5-4 decision, the high court...
  • GOP budget bill facing Wolf's veto heads to Senate

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved an approximately $30 billion Republican-crafted budget bill on Saturday as the Wolf administration and top GOP lawmakers positioned themselves for a government shutdown and the first veto of an entire...
  • Washington lawmakers race clock to finalize budget deal

    As they adjourned a second overtime session and prepare to start a third one, House and Senate leaders worked Saturday to finalize details on a new two-year state operating budget that must be adopted within the next few days in order to avoid a partial...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Robert Bork would not have changed history

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ends its eventful term this week, many political analysts are stepping back to look at the history leading up to its important decisions, particularly on the marriage case. The name that keeps coming up is Robert Bork. Bork...
  • Carson, Webb address presidential forum in Baltimore

    Carson, Webb address presidential forum in Baltimore
    A pair of long-shot presidential hopefuls fielded questions Tuesday on immigration, mental health and drug policy at a meeting of law enforcement officials in Baltimore. Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, and retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • Democratic state lawmaker won't make Indiana's US Senate bid

    A state lawmaker considered a possible Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate next year has decided against entering the race. Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale announced Monday she would seek re-election in 2016 to her district on the northeast...
  • Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now

    Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now
    Watching the U.S. Senate race in California makes you yearn for one of those childhood gizmos that magically makes invisible ink visible. Without one, the race has been hard to see. Kamala Harris has been going about her business as attorney general,...
  • Ted Cruz's book: regrets about squishy Republicans, Hagel insinuation, cockiness

    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz has a recurring problem with being too cocky, and at key points in his life that has come with a price. He arrived in Washington intent on bending the Senate toward a conservative agenda and sometimes he has succeeded. When he didn't,...
  • A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

    The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. While that task typically is done by state legislatures, 13 states use commissions as part of their congressional redistricting process. The amount of...
  • Jaffe for U.S. Senate

    Reporter John Fritze's article on the U.S. Senate race in Maryland infers that a credible Baltimore candidate has to be either a career politician or a person who has the capability of raising millions of dollars in campaign contributions ("Senate...