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  • Mitch McConnell's productivity bodes well for his legacy

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: Even now, at the remove of mere days, the historic nature of last week's events in Washington is clear. Yet to be decided is what role they will play in shaping the legacy of one of the...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Robert Bork would not have changed history

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ends its eventful term this week, many political analysts are stepping back to look at the history leading up to its important decisions, particularly on the marriage case. The name that keeps coming up is Robert Bork. Bork...
  • Things to know about Christie's presidential announcement

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is announcing Tuesday that he's running for president, a move that's long been in the works. He's joining a crowded field with 13 other major Republicans already in the race and at least two more expected to join. Following...
  • Democratic state lawmaker won't make Indiana's US Senate bid

    A state lawmaker considered a possible Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate next year has decided against entering the race. Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale announced Monday she would seek re-election in 2016 to her district on the northeast...
  • Supreme Court upholds Arizona's system for redistricting

    Supreme Court upholds Arizona's system for redistricting
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts. The...
  • Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now

    Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now
    Watching the U.S. Senate race in California makes you yearn for one of those childhood gizmos that magically makes invisible ink visible. Without one, the race has been hard to see. Kamala Harris has been going about her business as attorney general,...
  • A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

    The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. While that task typically is done by state legislatures, 13 states use commissions as part of their congressional redistricting process. The amount of...
  • Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget

    The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in place by Wednesday. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago said Monday that the House would meet Tuesday...
  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • When the voters really don't matter

    When the voters really don't matter
    Not so fast with those remap "reform" petitions. Sure, Illinois needs to change the hyper-partisan way its lawmakers redraw legislative districts every 10 years to reflect population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Sure we ought to stop...
  • The Supreme Court's gift to Republicans

    The Supreme Court's gift to Republicans
    Conventional wisdom suggests the Supreme Court's ruling — that federal subsidies are not illegal despite the sloppy language of the Affordable Care Act — is a huge blow to Republicans, who have long been trying to dismantle an odious law...