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  • Power to the people, back for another try

    Power to the people, back for another try
    A couple of weeks ago, we spotted this passage in a commentary piece in Chicago's other daily newspaper: "Today, redistricting is in the hands of elected officials. If we don't like their product, we can vote them out of office. The word for that is...
  • Patrick Murphy endorsed for Senate by 25 legislators

    Patrick Murphy endorsed for Senate by 25 legislators
     Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday that 25 Democrats in the Florida Legislature have endorsed his U.S. Senate campaign.  “While they battle obstruction and extremism in Tallahassee, I, too, will continue that fight in Washington," said...
  • US House to vote Friday on money for Ohio plant cleanup

    The House is seeking to move ahead with a vote to provide extra cleanup money for a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio, even as the White House is threatening to veto it. Lawmakers began debate Thursday on a water and energy bill that would give...
  • Former journalist, Obama adviser nominated to run aid agency

    President Barack Obama tapped White House adviser Gayle Smith on Thursday to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, putting a former journalist and longtime Africa expert in charge of his global development agenda for the final years of his...
  • Analysis: Sen. Sanders challenges Clinton from the left

    WASHINGTON Sen. Bernie Sanders, the punch-from-the-gut self-proclaimed champion of the underpaid, overworked American worker, jumped into the presidential campaign Thursday as a very liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton. The 73-year-old senator from...
  • GOP campaign slogan: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidates want to win your votes by scaring you. Thanks to the national security lapses of the Obama administration, "we will pay a terrible price one day," says Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. "The next 20 months will be...
  • SRB for Senate? Not after Monday night

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake can kiss the U.S. Senate goodbye ("Mayor: City didn't purposely allow crimes Saturday during protest," April 29). She displayed a total lack of leadership, a total lack of integrity, a total lack of common sense, a total...
  • California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher

    California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher
    Gov. Jerry Brown accelerated California's effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, burnishing the state's reputation as a pacesetter in the battle against climate change. In an executive order, Brown said the state must cut the pollutants...
  • Treasurer: College savings plans invest in our future

    Treasurer: College savings plans invest in our future
    The treasurer is the state's chief investment officer. We invest in people to address today's challenges and the challenges we will face years from now. Saving for higher education is critical to bringing opportunities for our children and strengthening...
  • Gray's death becomes a factor in presidential, Senate contests

    Gray's death becomes a factor in presidential, Senate contests
    In a sweeping address that explored the racial dynamics of the criminal justice system, Hillary Clinton called Wednesday for an end to "the era of mass incarceration" of black men and said the violence in Baltimore demanded political leaders take a new...
  • A top fundraiser for Obama turns from Wall Street to drones

    WASHINGTON Wearing cuff links with the U.S. presidential seal, Robert Wolf was explaining why he loves drones and wants to help big companies fly them. His new Times Square office features a Barack Obama mouse pad, campaign mug and cue ball, plus...