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  • With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?
    Another dispatch from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: As your last significant act in office, appoint Tom Cross as state comptroller to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected...
  • Obama rescues Boehner with spending bill

    How often will President Barack Obama come to the rescue of House Speaker John Boehner even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party? These are among the questions...
  • New federal budget bill lets political parties cash in

    WASHINGTON A provision in the $1.1 trillion omnibus budget bill that President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law this week will open up new sources of cash for the nation's two political parties. Eleven paragraphs added to the bill as a last-...
  • Mr. Waxman leaves Washington

    It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
  • Jeb Bush shakes up GOP race for president, could face divisive fight

    Jeb Bush shakes up GOP race for president, could face divisive fight
    Making plain what he has vaguely hinted, Jeb Bush instantly scrambled the still-early 2016 presidential race Tuesday by announcing he would form a political action committee allowing him to explore a possible White House bid. “The PAC’s...
  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the...
  • Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

    INDIANAPOLIS -- If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among the frontrunners for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. According to the governor's office,...
  • House passes GOP California drought bill, but Senate approval unlikely

    WASHINGTON Legislation addressing California's drought reached an inconclusive high-water mark Tuesday, passing the House on a largely party line vote before trickling off to a bleak fate in the Senate. While the Republican-controlled House approved...
  • One-Party Democratic Rule Stifles Connecticut

    One-Party Democratic Rule Stifles Connecticut
    Does one-party rule exist in Connecticut? Some, including Democrat state Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford, say it does not. As someone who has witnessed the results of Democrat majority rule over the past four years, I respectfully disagree. With the...
  • Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown

    Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown
    The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall. With the holiday...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...