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  • GOP hopefuls angle for votes in televised forum

    GOP hopefuls angle for votes in televised forum
    As early voting got underway Thursday in the primary race for governor, the four Republicans competing for the GOP nomination jockeyed to present themselves as the most qualified to take on a Democrat in November. The candidates taped a final...
  • Election board draws fire in political remap case

     Election board draws fire in political remap case
    An unusual move by Illinois election officials has injected new controversy into a fight over who wields the crucial power of drawing Illinois' political maps, with supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment complaining that insiders are...
  • Americans increasingly see opposing party as 'threat' to nation

    More than one-third of Republicans and just over a quarter of Democrats see the other party as a “threat to the nation’s well-being,” reflecting a widening partisan division in the country that has congealed into animosity and distrust....
  • 'Dukes of Hazzard' Star Ben 'Cooter' Jones Revels in His Role in Eric Cantor's Loss

    It's been almost 30 years since "Dukes of Hazzard" went off the air, but one of the show's regulars, Ben Jones, a.k.a. "Cooter," was suddenly fielding calls and questions on Wednesday about his role in the unexpected loss of House Majority Leader Eric...
  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
     California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
  • Panel votes to subpoena ex-director of Quinn anti-violence program

    Panel votes to subpoena ex-director of Quinn anti-violence program
    A panel of lawmakers reviewing Gov. Pat Quinn’s botched $55 million anti-violence program delivered yet another political blow to the re-election seeking Democrat, voting Monday to subpoena seven former state officials who helped create and run...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • Cheered by Bill Clinton, Florida Democrats see victory ahead

    Cheered by Bill Clinton, Florida Democrats see victory ahead
    – Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency — and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state's...
  • Democrats pick up GOP tactic: Campaign against Supreme Court

    Half a century ago, Richard M. Nixon and other Republicans boosted their political prospects by running against the Supreme Court. Now it’s President Obama’s turn. Within hours of the high court’s decision Monday that at least some...
  • After strong primary showings, 3 Republicans now face tough fights

    After strong primary showings, 3 Republicans now face tough fights
    For Republicans used to watching their party's long slide in California, a recent luncheon at a Torrance hotel offered up a serving of hope. The three featured speakers were Republicans who had done the unexpected: finish first in primaries in deep-blue...
  • 5 years after 'Appalachian Trail' scandal, Sanford rises from political dead

    WASHINGTON During a break in the recent congressional session, Mark Sanford sidled up to his pal Mick Mulvaney and sat next to him on a back bench in the ornate chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Cheshire cat's grin on his lean face. When...