| May 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in the fall mid-term elections by what he called “ideologically rigid” Republicans.
Donors paid as much as...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Palm Beach County.
In five of the nine districts that represent the county, the incumbents were unopposed. Four will see Democrats re-elected, and in...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A former state lawmaker who is accused of trading child pornography online has started collecting a state pension of nearly $15,000 a year — an amount he bumped up by purchasing credit for time he didn't work.
Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
| 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 14, 2014
| 8:38 AM
If state Sen. Brian Frosh has his way, voters will pick Maryland's next attorney general based on experience — his 28 years in the General Assembly, 11 of them as a committee chairman who pushed through measures such as the state's new gun control...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
California voters gave the state Legislature its highest marks in years despite a recent spate of political scandals that could put three Democratic lawmakers behind bars, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
Respondents were evenly...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Zein Obagi Jr. paid a filing fee to get on Tuesday's primary ballot, joined his competitors at a few candidate forums and has been appearing "here and there and sharing what thoughts I can" during the campaign season.
But the 30-year-old attorney has no...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:28 PM
"Twenty-four times" is Thom Tillis' answer, delivered with a faint flicker of a Cheshire Cat smile. The question was: How many times, that his campaign knows of, has Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina said on camera that under Obamacare, if you...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
New Florida legislation making abortions more difficult to obtain could become a lynchpin issue in the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott race for governor.
Already, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The Obama administration's proposed carbon-emissions rule sparked a political and economic debate that is likely to play out for months.
Here are some of the comments from lawmakers and interest groups:
“Today’s announcement is a dagger in...