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  • Lt. Governor Pick Could Make Or Break Republican Ticket

    Lt. Governor Pick Could Make Or Break Republican Ticket
    Either Thomas Foley or John McKinney, Republican candidates for governor competing in the Aug. 12 party primary, would enter the fall campaign against incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy with a strong chance of victory. Republican primary voters could...
  • Native-American vote could prove important in hotly contested South Dakota races

    Over the years I have encouraged Native American tribal governments to move their elections to coincide with the national elections in November. I believed this to be very important for two reasons: First of all, the Native-American vote has been...
  • Analysts debate proper role of US democracy programs in Cuba

    MIAMI The U.S. government has a right to finance pro-democracy programs in Cuba but must ensure they are not so aggressive that they wind up hurting dissidents and strengthening the hand of Havana hardliners, analysts and political figures said this week....
  • Deal will keep fracking battle off Colorado ballot

    Deal will keep fracking battle off Colorado ballot
    Supporters of two Colorado ballot measures that would have curbed fracking in the state announced late Monday they were standing down, averting an expensive election-year fight that was creating uncertainty in both the governor’s and Senate races....
  • Bacchiochi Seeks To Be GOP's Lieutenant Governor Candidate

     Bacchiochi Seeks To Be GOP's Lieutenant Governor Candidate
    Ever since Rep. Linda Marie "Penny'' Bacchiochi stepped into the political spotlight more than two months ago, she has been involved in controversies. These have included charges of racism and have led to sharp clashes with both of her opponents in a...
  • Hawaii governor defeated, senator struggling in Democratic primary

    Hawaii’s Gov. Neil Abercrombie was defeated and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz was fighting to avoid a similar ousting Saturday after a Democratic primary vote that occurred as the state cleaned up from Tropical Storm Iselle and awaited an incoming...
  • Obama departs Washington for two-week vacation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama departed Washington late Saturday morning for Martha's Vineyard, where he and his family will vacation for two weeks. Obama will return to Washington Aug. 17 for two days and then return to Martha's Vineyard for the next...
  • Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor

    Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor
    "Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11. It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
  • Murphy Should Join Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

    On July 23, the House of Representatives passed HR 2283, the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, co-sponsored by 112 representatives, including Connecticut Rep. James Himes. I am grateful for this sponsorship. Connecticut is no stranger to human...
  • Has Obama acted outside the law?

    Has Obama acted outside the law?
    Last week, we saw an escalation in the fight between President Obama and House Republicans about his alleged lawlessness. The House voted to authorize Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to initiate lawsuits "to seek appropriate relief for the failure of the...
  • Obama officials, Senate intelligence panel spar over deletions from torture report

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration and the Senate Intelligence Committee are sparring over the administration's deletions of fake names from the public version of a long-awaited report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods on suspected...