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  • Michigan's Rep. Camp won't run for re-election

    WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, a Michigan Republican who has in recent years chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, will not seek re-election this year, adding to the growing number of Michigan members of Congress heading toward the exits....
  • Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair. After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
  • Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control

    WASHINGTON — Faced with a strong prospect of losing control of the Senate in November, Democrats have begun a high-stakes effort to try to overcome one of their party's big weaknesses: voters who don't show up for midterm elections. The party's...
  • Politics as Usual

    McGinty going for the Clinton vote? Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson endorsed former state Department of Environmental Protection chief Katie McGinty for governor of Pennsylvania last week. He's the second high-profile member of Team Clinton to...
  • States pursue tax cuts as recovery takes hold

    WASHINGTON Maybe New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should borrow a pair of crutches. They might have helped Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's cause. Dayton, a Democrat, hobbled into the state Capitol five weeks after major hip surgery and blasted lawmakers for...
  • Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate gives hint of Democrats' leadership styles

    PHILADELPHIA — It took a college setting to bring a little life to what had been a bland series of election forums for the Democratic candidates for governor. Music pumped, questions were unscripted, the crowd of students and others was eager and...
  • Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election

    Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems predicted for next presidential election
    Florida's much-maligned elections are likely to run much better in 2014, but critics see problems for 2016 that could bring a repeat of the frustrating failures that marked the last two presidential elections. "We might not see the same type of problems...
  • Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

    COLUMBUS, Ga. For Republicans who care about social issues such as same-sex marriage, this is the silent spring. While most party loyalists remain supporters of traditional marriage and gun rights and oppose most abortions, they also are engaged in...
  • House Dems ready to block Seminole deal

    TALLAHASSEE House Democrats say they will kill a new gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe unless it includes more games for South Florida pari-mutuels. Without the support of the Democratic caucus' 44 members, the chamber won't be able to ratify an...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • California lawmakers prepare to suspend Sen. Leland Yee

    SACRAMENTO— Stung by scandals that threaten to put three of their own behind bars, state lawmakers were preparing Thursday to suspend Sen. Leland Yee, who was arrested a day earlier on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in guns....