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  • Simsbury First Selectman Glassman Resigns Over Salary Cut

    Simsbury First Selectman Glassman Resigns Over Salary Cut
    SIMSBURY — Blaming the Republican-controlled board of selectmen for what she called an "abuse of power" in voting to cut her salary by 35 percent, First Selectman Mary Glassman announced Monday she will resign in January. Glassman, a Democrat,...
  • House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds

    House incumbents in Md. favored for re-election despite national headwinds
    Buoyed by favorable districts and the power of incumbency, most members of Maryland's heavily Democratic congressional delegation easily won re-election Tuesday, despite a strong national current that favored the GOP. But in the state's westernmost...
  • Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races

    Republicans have early lead in key Legislature races
    Democrats trying to recapture a powerful supermajority in the California Legislature after being hobbled by a series of political scandals were trailing in early returns Tuesday in races pivotal to regaining the party's grip on the Capitol. Half of...
  • Republican Janet Nguyen wins O.C. Senate seat, AP says

    Republican Janet Nguyen wins O.C. Senate seat, AP says
    Republican Janet Nguyen was elected Tuesday to a state Senate seat in Orange County that had been targeted by both major parties. The seat, in the 34th Senate District, was open because Democratic incumbent Lou Correa of Santa Ana was prevented by...
  • Red Maryland?

    Red Maryland?
    Republican Larry Hogan said during his campaign for governor that he had no grand visions of turning Maryland red — that is, switching its partisan orientation from Democrats to the GOP. But his upset victory was surprisingly strong — he...
  • Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term

    Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term
    California voters decisively elected Gov. Jerry Brown to a historic fourth term Tuesday, a rare bright spot for Democrats on a night when Republicans celebrated huge victories in the rest of the nation. Brown handily defeated GOP challenger Neel...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Looking at prospects for 2016 presidential race through Lichtman's 'Keys'

    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb's decision to become the first of an expected dozen or more candidates forming presidential exploratory committees provides a good excuse to start considering 2016. And why not? In political terms, 2014 is so ... yesterday,...
  • Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soon, senator says

    In a speech diagnosing his party's political missteps in 2014, a top Senate Democrat reached back to the decision to pursue an overhaul of the health system in late 2009 as an example of how the party took its focus off middle-class priorities, saying...
  • Mikulski should try talking to voters

    Mikulski should try talking to voters
    I read with interest the story of the big meeting that Sen. Barbara Mikulski had with other Democratic leaders in Maryland to find out what went wrong on Nov. 4 ("Top Democrats meet to analyze what went wrong," Nov. 17). My advice to her and others of...
  • Kittleman wins in Howard County

    Kittleman wins in Howard County
    Republican Allan H. Kittleman beat Democrat Courtney Watson Tuesday in the race for Howard County executive. He will become just the second Republican executive in county history, and the first since the 1990s. "This was about Howard County," he...
  • Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House

     Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan convincingly fended off Republicans who were struggling Tuesday to cut into his lopsided Democratic majority by even a single seat. The effort to reduce the Democrat's 71-47 edge represented a critical test for...