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  • State GOP has $13.6-million plan to block Democratic supermajorities

    SACRAMENTO — California Republican leaders have a plan for depriving the Democrats of supermajorities in both houses of the state Legislature and rebuilding the party in this year’s elections, but it will take raising up to $13.6 million,...
  • Kaifesh claims nomination in 8th Congressional District

    Kaifesh claims nomination in 8th Congressional District
    A Marine veteran claimed the Republican nomination Tuesday night in a northwest and west suburban congressional district. Larry Kaifesh, 46, a political newcomer, declared victory with 71 percent of the vote to 29 percent for rookie Manju Goel, with...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

    Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
  • Obamacare isn't dying so what now for Republicans?

    Imagine that someone had told you a year ago what Obamacare would look like in April 2014. Let's say he predicted that the number of people with health insurance would rise, but by much less than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting. Much of...
  • Jeb 2016: What kind of Bush would he be?

    Jeb 2016: What kind of Bush would he be?
    Jeb Bush is one of the best options available to the Republican Party in 2016. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Bush is a serious politician with a reasonably good record of governing. He's brave enough to challenge the hard right on...
  • After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey

    After 48 years in public service, it's 'Sine Die' for James Robey
    State Sen. James N. Robey says there was no grand ambition, no plan to ascend to where he now sits as majority leader of the Maryland Senate, or to have made the unusual leaps from Howard County police chief to county executive to legislator. Things...
  • 'Emotional' Dianne Feinstein: At least she's not hysterical

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comment last week that women face a double standard in politics raised eyebrows. And then came former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden to prove her point. It happened in reference to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California,...
  • Conservative California website quickly stirs controversy

    SACRAMENTO -- The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble on Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-...
  • Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana

    Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a crime in Maryland under a law passed Monday and sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his expected signature. Adults caught with less than 10 grams of pot will get a citation that will be treated...
  • Local Armenian community reacts to takeover of Kessab

    Local Armenian community reacts to takeover of Kessab
    The Armenian community in Glendale quickly reacted to the takeover of a majority Armenian town called Kessab by Syrian rebels in northwest Syria in late March, forcing inhabitants to flee. A social media campaign cooked up by a Glendale youth...