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  • 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...
  • The Rauner era has begun in Illinois

    The Rauner era has begun in Illinois
    When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new lawmakers take their seats. That was it. Curtain...
  • Congress negotiates as deadline nears for government spending bill

    Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down. The $1.1-trillion funding...
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar quietly climbs Washington ranks

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. Sen. Amy Klobuchar traveled to a veterans' dental clinic here recently for a ribbon-cutting, then sped west to give a speech at a dairy and creamery an hour away. Between events, she was dialing up members of the Canadian Parliament...
  • Democrats are all but extinct in the South

    WASHINGTON The ailing Democratic Party, its stature as a national party teetering, appears poised to be staggered again Saturday if underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu loses her bid for re-election as expected in Louisiana. The likely win by Republican Rep. Bill...
  • Republican Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

    Republican Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
    Senator Mary Landrieu conceded defeat to Republican challenger Bill Cassidy in a runoff election on Saturday, a result expanding the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate at the expense of one of the chamber's last remaining southern Democrats....
  • Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race

    Bill Cassidy defeats Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana Senate race
    Republicans capped a banner election year Saturday by ousting Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, completing a rout of once-invincible Democrats from the Deep South. The commanding victory by three-term Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge was...
  • Voters may be tired of Boxer, Feinstein, but it doesn't mean they'd lose

    Voters can be a lot like those acquisitive contestants on TV's "Let's Make A Deal." Do you take the cash or risk it for the surprise that beckons behind Door No. 1? The money is a sure thing. But how about a whirlwind vacation, that handsome dinette...
  • Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session

     Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session
    The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
  • Malloy's Victory A 'Bright Spot' For National Democrats Trying To Rebuild

    Malloy's Victory A 'Bright Spot' For National Democrats Trying To Rebuild
    As national Democrats focus on revamping their strategy for future elections, they are looking to Connecticut Gov Dannel P Malloy, who won while many candidates in his party lost on Election Day. Heading into the campaign season this year, Malloy's...
  • 5 questions for Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler

    5 questions for Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler
    Jack Seiler thinks the Democratic Party's best hope to regain statewide office in 2018 is to run a moderate mayor who isn't too far to the left, can appeal to independent voters and has a record of success. His criteria for a Democratic winner just so...