| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:56 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:24 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
– 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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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.