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  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill

    Connecticut's Small Dairy Farmers Unsure Of Impact Of Farm Bill
    It's a classic congressional cluster flop. You've got partisan political clashes; regional conflicts; huge subsidies; lobbying cash; industries fractured by disputes; House and Senate rivalries; government gridlock. And it's all about food. And money....
  • Prosecutors probing troubled Quinn grant program

    Prosecutors probing troubled Quinn grant program
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has launched a probe of a troubled $55 million anti-violence program Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn put in place in 2010 amid a tough election battle. A grand jury issued a subpoena seeking documents related...
  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment

    Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history. A political action...
  • California secretary of state candidates clash over ethics ideas

    SACRAMENTO — Stirred up by a series of Capitol scandals, four candidates for California secretary of state clashed at a forum Wednesday over who is best suited to restore voter faith in state government. Candidates Alex Padilla, Dan Schnur, Pete...
  • Saslaw hits Republicans on bill he killed

    There was an odd moment during yesterday's veto session when House Republicans killed off a piece of legislation they had supported in overwhelming numbers a few months before. Then Democrats complained, despite having killed the bill themselves in March....
  • TV Review: 'All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State'

    Ann Richards is best remembered for her skewering of George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic National Convention ("Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth"), and later -- somewhat poetically -- for losing the Texas governorship to Bush'...
  • Quinn now backs term limits for statewide elected officials

    Quinn now backs term limits for statewide elected officials
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said today he supports a Republican-backed proposal to limit how long statewide elected officials can serve and defended his term-limit credentials against criticism from GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner. “I support...
  • Sanity in sentencing [Editorial]

    Sanity in sentencing  [Editorial]
    There are about 7,000 people serving federal prison sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine who would not still be there if they had, instead, possessed or sold powder cocaine. That's the non-sensical and costly result of Congress' panic over the...
  • FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Proposals As Protecting Competition

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler pushed back against reports that his proposals for net neutrality, introduced to fellow commissioners on Thursday, are watering down the agency's efforts to preserve an open Internet and allowing for a landscape that will freeze...