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  • Obama raps GOP as he raises money for Durbin in Chicago

    Obama raps GOP as he raises money for Durbin in Chicago
    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...
  • More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed

    More than half state reps in PB elected unopposed
    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...
  • Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension

     Child porn charge doesn't stop ex-Elgin lawmaker's state pension
    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...
  • The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run

    The Senate primaries: Squawk before you can run
    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...
  • Election board draws fire in political remap case

     Election board draws fire in political remap case
    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...
  • Competing visions in Md. attorney general's race

    Competing visions in Md. attorney general's race
    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...
  • Poll: Voters give California lawmakers higher marks despite scandals

    Poll: Voters give California lawmakers higher marks despite scandals
    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...
  • Political standards, passion and a bit of hope fuel election underdogs

    Political standards, passion and a bit of hope fuel election underdogs
    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...
  • Republicans Key On North Carolina Race

    "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...
  • Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race

    Abortion could play role in Crist-Scott governor race
    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,...
  • EPA rule sparks debate: Is it a job killer or bold step for future?

    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...