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  • Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you

    Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you
    As a Democrat who voted for Republican Bruce Rauner, I'd like to offer 10 suggestions to make him an effective governor. 1) Send your campaign staff home. The campaign by both sides was disgraceful. Too much money, too many commercials, too much nasty...
  • With elections behind him, Obama can stop being such a Democrat

    With elections behind him, Obama can stop being such a Democrat
    Before we Democrats can stop weeping in our herbal teas, we must first ponder the question, "Whose fault was that?" I mean, of course, the results of Tuesday's election. There go Pat Quinn and a host of other figures on the bigger stage, The...
  • Can Harry Reid tame battle instincts as Senate minority leader?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is not one to run from a fight. The tenacious Nevadan pulled himself from dusty, desert poverty to the corridors of power, and once punched his future father-in-law after being denied a date with the woman who would...
  • Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
  • Florida's close elections set stage for 2016

    Florida's suspenseful election results this week set the stage for the state's pivotal role in the 2016 presidential campaign, when Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush could be contenders. Close contests this year reaffirmed Florida'...
  • Dan Rodricks: 'Never been so ambivalent about an election'

    Dan Rodricks: 'Never been so ambivalent about an election'
    As expected, other parts of the country had most of the fun on Election Day 2014. In Maryland, the biggest race was for governor, and I wouldn't exactly call it fun. In one corner, we had the stiff and upright Democrat, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, with...
  • Obama told Congressional leaders he will act on immigration, setting up possible showdown

    Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections broke bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday. On the menu besides sea bass: whether the two sides can put aside differences and agree on some legislation in the two years to...
  • Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'

    Rauner: Need insiders to know where 'bodies are buried'
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.” Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
  • Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...
  • Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein shouldn't run again, majority of voters say

    Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein shouldn't run again, majority of voters say
    Although U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein — two of California's most experienced political figures — remain popular, a majority of state voters say they should not run for reelection, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles...
  • Champ and Chump: Will Abberger & Allison Tant

    Champ and Chump: Will Abberger & Allison Tant
    Will Abberger, who managed the successful effort to pass Florida's Amendment 1, is our weekly champ. Champ: Will Abberger: He managed the successful campaign to win passage from Florida voters for the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. While...