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  • Bill Nelson: New face or dead man walking?

    Bill Nelson: New face or dead man walking?
    The challenge facing Florida’s senior senator is, well, Herculean. Somehow, Bill Nelson, a three-term senator and the only Democrat to consistently win statewide office, must somehow help re-invigorate a state political party that has been in a coma...
  • Did Obamacare destroy the Democratic Party? Another look

    Was heathcare reform a fatal political blunder by the Democratic Party? That thesis of Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, received a respectful airing this week from the veteran political journalist and New York...
  • Martin Schram: Schumer offers a big-government fix-it fixation

    There's a surefire trick the capital city's chattering heads learned long ago, while working the talk-for-pay circuit out in the heartland. To get your audience laughing from the get-go, here's your foolproof opening line: "I'm from Washington and I'm...
  • Sen. Hagan: Obama should have praised economy during campaign

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama could have done more to help Senate Democrats in last month's elections if he'd spoken out about the nation's healthy economy and its positive impact on middle-class families, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina...
  • Cruz asks GOP to block funding for Obama's immigration action

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz implored fellow Republicans on Wednesday to block funding for the president's immigration action a gambit that could complicate last-minute talks to keep the government open past next week. The Texas senator also demanded a...
  • No end to 2014 election as House recount begins in Arizona

    Yes, this is the campaign season that just won’t end. On Saturday, voters in Louisiana will gather, a month after most states voted, for a runoff for a U.S. Senate seat and some House races. But even then, it’s not over. Election officials...
  • District 2 election: What a long, strange trip it's been

    District 2 election: What a long, strange trip it's been
    It's hard to set the stage for a stranger election: The race has already been on the ballot, it's been postponed twice, and, inexplicably, it's on a Thursday. The Broward District 2 race, a five-way Democrat contest that's ensnared in litigation, will...
  • Donald P. Russo: Will Republicans be able to accomplish their goals in next two years?

    Donald P. Russo: Will Republicans be able to accomplish their goals in next two years?
    We survived the 2014 midterm elections. The American people have spoken. But what did they say? One thing we know for certain, the voters did not like President Obama. What is surprising, however, is how quickly political pundits began focusing on the...
  • Kamenetz opens second term as Baltimore County executive

    Kamenetz opens second term as Baltimore County executive
    Kevin Kamenetz was sworn into office Monday for a second term as Baltimore County executive, pledging to go beyond running government with "an adroit hand with a ledger" to also press inclusion for the county's diverse population, opportunity in education...
  • After electoral benching, Florida Democrats say their own is just fine

    After electoral benching, Florida Democrats say their own is just fine
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to try to find the sunny side of an election drubbing that saw the defeat of many of the party’s rising stars. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson blamed the U.S. Supreme Court’s...
  • Minimum wage poses predicament for service agencies

     Minimum wage poses predicament for service agencies
    As Democratic lawmakers renew their push to raise the state's minimum wage, there's a key sector of employers that finds itself stuck in the middle — nonprofit groups that care for some of the state's most vulnerable, including the elderly and...