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  • Divisive anti-gay marriage bill falls in Texas Legislature

    Divisive efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized ended Wednesday night with conservative finger-pointing and opponents feeling relieved. The first session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will end...
  • Jury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law

    A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations. The 43-year-old Sioux Falls physician had been charged with six counts each of perjury and filing false documents stemming from the...
  • Things to know about Rick Santorum

    Things to know about Rick Santorum
    A hard-driving social conservative, Rick Santorum was the surprise success story of the 2012 presidential election, coming from the back of the pack to eke out a win in the leadoff Iowa caucuses. Santorum went on to win 11 states, delaying Mitt Romney's...
  • GOP bid to ban gay marriage in Texas dies in state Senate

    AUSTIN, Texas Republican legislation seeking to create a permanent ban on gay marriage died Wednesday night without a vote in the Texas Senate. The anti-gay marriage language, added to a "shell bill" designed to be a safe harbor for legislation that...
  • Stage set for negotiations on Massachusetts budget

    The stage is set for a six-member conference committee to negotiate a final version of the state's $38 billion budget. The House on Wednesday officially rejected the Senate version of the spending plan. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian...
  • Shapiro won't run for Senate, despite party leaders' urging

    Josh Shapiro won't run for U.S. Senate race even though Democrats in Washington, D.C., had courted the Montgomery County commissioner as an alternative to second-time candidate Joe Sestak. Shapiro says he isn't interested in going to Washington to be a...
  • Editorials from around Ohio

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The Akron Beacon Journal, May 20 ... For the past 50 years, state law has barred discrimination no matter the number of the housing units. Now there is an effort at...
  • Senate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care

    Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday. The measure relaxes a rule that makes getting specialized care from local doctors difficult for some veterans, especially those in rural...
  • Ohio Senate leaving tight window for budget compromise

    The Ohio Senate has laid out a timeline for action on the next state operating budget that will leave less than two weeks to work out differences with the House. Senate Finance Chairman Scott Oelslager set Wednesday as the deadline for proposed...
  • Senate plan deserves fair hearing from House, Scott: Editoral

    Senate plan deserves fair hearing from House, Scott: Editoral
    In a good-faith effort to break the health-care policy deadlock that has immobilized Tallahassee, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner unveiled a compromise Tuesday. The ink was barely dry when House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Gov. Rick Scott rejected...
  • Freshman Pittsburgh-area senator resigning to join chamber

    A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Wednesday that Sen. Matt Smith's resignation will be effective...