| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:20 PM
My first question to Nan Rich was, "How did this happen?"
How did Charlie Crist, just 18 short months after checking the "D" on his voter-registration form, become the best thing going for the party?
This is a guy who once enjoyed being known as...
| Jul 6, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to welcome you today to the Democratic gubernatorial debate between former Gov. Charlie Crist and former state Sen. Nan Rich.
Yes, yes, I know. Crist has refused to debate Rich. Crist, the supposed tough guy who got the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:15 PM
The visit had all the trappings of a full-fledged presidential campaign: a speech at the state Democratic convention, a pep talk to door-knocking volunteers, breakfast with labor leaders, appearances alongside the party's candidate for governor.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:39 AM
As Illinois Republicans argued Thursday that a legislative panel should push ahead with an election-year inquiry into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to clear up any misunderstanding:...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Remember the Democratic reaction to the GOP's repeated attempts to repeal, run over or hollow out Obamacare in ways that were never going to succeed? “Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote you will win a prize,” President Barack Obama...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida voters can expect to witness a handful of heated races for the state Legislature this year.
But the outcomes aren’t likely to place much of a dent in Republican control of the statehouse, even as the region...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics.
Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion.
The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:56 AM
An unusual move by Illinois election officials has injected new controversy into a fight over who wields the crucial power of drawing Illinois' political maps, with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment complaining that insiders are...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw has signaled repeatedly - and sometimes just outright said - that he doesn't see any movement coming on the state's budget impasse until after the new fiscal year starts July 1.
And with the news this morning that...