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  • Some Dems echo GOP's 'no compromise' demand in primaries

    Republicans from sharply conservative House districts have won recent elections by promising to "never compromise," and now some Democrats are eyeing the same motto for their primaries. Liberal activists, frustrated by the absence of a potent...
  • New Democratic group looks like Rauner front

    A newly formed group of self-described "center-left" Democrats claims to have secured $20 million in commitments to spend on state legislative races. But that $20 million apparently isn't meant to counter Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's infamous $20...
  • Illinois moves to plug big hole in this year's state budget

    Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between a Republican governor and Democratic-led Legislature over authority to transfer funds as money runs out for social...
  • US Rep. says timber county payment extension in the works

    U.S. Rep. Greg Walden said Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner has agreed to include a two-year extension of subsidies to Oregon timber counties in a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way doctors are paid by Medicare. The Oregon Republican said...
  • Supreme Court candidates spar over partisan influences

    A longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and her challenger for re-election continued to spar Tuesday over partisan influences two weeks ahead of an election that will determine which of them gets a 10-year term on the state's highest court. Justice...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: If only the Doc Fix could cure the POO

    POO happens. Even in the U.S. Capitol. Well, especially in the U.S. Capitol, where weird acronyms and inscrutable budget-speak are reaching new heights. Or lows. "The Senate Republican budget explicitly states that a POO can be raised against any...
  • NY budget talks center on ethics, education

    Education and ethics continued to dominate New York state budget talks Tuesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers worked to find agreement before a deadline next week. In what is an annual tradition in Albany, lobbyists and reporters stood in Capitol...
  • Top DHS official aided McAuliffe, Reid projects, watchdog finds

    WASHINGTON A top Homeland Security Department official intervened to help projects backed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Sen. Harry Reid in a program aimed at attracting foreign investments in exchange for U.S. residency, the agency's internal...
  • What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress

    What's old is new again: Abortion fights stymie two bills in Congress
    Like bickering siblings who keep quibbling over childhood slights, Republicans and Democrats keep finding new ways to fight over abortion. The latest episodes involve Republicans' attempt to apply the long-standing limitation on federal funding for...
  • Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill sent to House for 3rd time

    Ohio state representatives will get their third chance in as many sessions Wednesday to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Allegiances appear to have...
  • Joe Biden is Democrats' 2016 understudy, in the wings in case Hillary Clinton falters

    Joe Biden is Democrats' 2016 understudy, in the wings in case Hillary Clinton falters
    Joe Biden still wants to run for president. At least, his friends tell me, a big part of him does. He talks about the prospect readily, whenever reporters or voters ask. He doesn't sound as if the ambition that fired him to run when he was 44 or 64 has...