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  • Committee passes plan that increases Connecticut taxes

    The General Assembly's tax committee approved a Democratic plan on Wednesday that would increase personal income tax rates for high-earners, extend Connecticut's sales tax to more services and authorize the gambling game keno. Supporters of the proposal,...
  • The Clintons lower the bar -- again

    I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then...
  • After losses, Kentucky Sen. Alvarado rising quickly in GOP

    Ralph Alvarado came back to politics after someone spray painted a racial slur on his front porch. He came back after an embarrassing 15-point loss to a Democrat in 2006. And he came back after an agonizingly close loss in 2010 that cost more than $100,...
  • Democrats highlight potential obstacles in Rauner budget

    With just weeks left before Illinois' 2016 budget must be passed, Democratic leaders and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner remain far apart on how to bridge a $6 billion revenue gap. A memo circulated by Senate Democrats late Tuesday questions roughly $5.8 billion...
  • Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics

    Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded...
  • No edge for Rand Paul among young Americans, poll finds

    No edge for Rand Paul among young Americans, poll finds
    Despite a presidential campaign pitched, in part, on a presumed appeal to younger voters, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) fares no better than other Republicans among those age 18 to 29, according to a new survey from Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The...
  • Young voters 'up for grabs' in 2016, poll suggests

    WASHINGTON The Democratic Party may be losing its overwhelming hold on the nation's youngest voters suggesting trouble holding the White House. Millennial voters, ages 18-29, are not as decidedly Democratic as when Barack Obama was on the presidential...
  • Republicans' unified budget plan would ease changes in Obamacare

    WASHINGTON House and Senate Republicans agreed on a unified budget plan Wednesday that would allow them to bypass Democrats and send President Barack Obama legislation to revise though not repeal his landmark health-care law. The budget proposal, a non-...
  • Put an asterisk by Dan Walker's name

    Put an asterisk by Dan Walker's name
    News this morning of the death of former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker at age 92 prompts me to re-post the column I wrote after interviewing him in July, 2010: More than 33 years and 1,600 miles separate Dan Walker from his days in the governor's mansion...
  • Bush, Rubio, bring Spanish fluency to 2016 campaign

    Republicans are bringing something unique to the 2016 presidential campaign: an ability to speak to Americans in both of their main mother tongues, Spanish as well as English. Democrats can't match it. Previous GOP candidates couldn't. But now,...
  • Webb 2016 upping profile, touring Iowa

    Potential presidential candidate Jim Webb made his second trip of the month this week to Iowa, whose first-in-the-nation caucuses are about nine months away, give or take some jockeying. He told local media that he hasn't got a timetable for...