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  • Tuesday's election will be hard to take sober

    Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies. Voting...
  • Oberweis campaigns at ice cream shop; Durbin with Michelle Obama

    Oberweis campaigns at ice cream shop; Durbin with Michelle Obama
    On the final weekend before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis met with friends Saturday at a “soft opening” of a new Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy store in Bolingbrook, one of many stops on his campaign schedule. The Republican...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Hogan, Brown crisscross state in final election push

    Hogan, Brown crisscross state in final election push
    The two men locked in the unexpectedly close race for governor spent the campaign's final weekend barnstorming the Baltimore-Washington region, trying to coax voters to show up on Election Day. Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan...
  • Races to watch: Three congressional showdowns

    — When election results roll in Tuesday evening, Florida may be the big swing state that bucks a Republican trend. Florida Democrats are swimming against a Republican tide nationwide during this year's elections, which likely will put the GOP in...
  • Hogan-Franchot shopping trip sends bipartisan message

    Hogan-Franchot shopping trip sends bipartisan message
    EASTON — Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Peter Franchot met up Monday in this historic Eastern Shore town for a tour of downtown businesses and a public show of bipartisan holiday spirit. The governor-elect and the state comptroller — who...
  • Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report

    Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report
    UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...
  • Democrats sour over government funding bill with Republican priorities

    The mood among Democrats on Capitol Hill soured as details of a $1.1-trillion spending bill confronted them Wednesday with the reality of their eroding political leverage. Elections have consequences, Democratic negotiators said as they spent much of...
  • Echoing his Ehrlich years, Hogan names key staffers

    Echoing his Ehrlich years, Hogan names key staffers
    Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan appointed the first two members of his administration Wednesday, naming a former Ehrlich administration aide and a state senator as top staffers. Hogan picked Craig A. Williams to be his chief of staff and state Sen....
  • State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka

    State constitution murky on appointing successor to Comptroller Topinka
    The Illinois Constitution is clear that a vacancy in the state comptroller’s office is filled by an appointment made by the governor. But the timing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death on Wednesday, so close to the Jan. 12...
  • Harris becomes the face of latest anti-pot measure

    Rep. Andy Harris re-emerged Wednesday as a leading opponent of legalizing marijuana after lawmakers included a provision in the $1 trillion federal funding bill that appeared to block the District of Columbia from loosening its pot laws. The...