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  • In a turnabout, Colorado Democrats win back seats lost in gun recall

    Few states have experienced the political volatility that Colorado has over the last two decades. Control of the Legislature flipped back and forth. The state see-sawed in presidential contests. The last two years, though, have been particularly...
  • Congress negotiates as deadline nears for government spending bill

    Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down. The $1.1-trillion funding...
  • Special election Tuesday for Los Angeles County state Senate district

    Voters go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant state Senate seat in south Los Angeles County. Three Democrats and one Republican are competing for the 35th Senate District seat vacated in October by the resignation of Sen....
  • GOP celebrates Dundalk wins: 'Nothing but R's down here'

    GOP celebrates Dundalk wins: 'Nothing but R's down here'
    Republicans surged forward in prominence in Maryland's election Tuesday, and nowhere was that more apparent than in eastern Baltimore County. The GOP claimed five elected positions on the east side that previously had been held by Democrats for years:...
  • 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...
  • Spending bill's campaign finance provision puts more money in politics

    A proposal hammered out in private by congressional negotiators and buried at the end of a massive federal spending bill would dismantle some of the few remaining restrictions on campaign spending, allowing wealthy donors to dramatically increase their...