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  • 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...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...
  • Voters may be tired of Boxer, Feinstein, but it doesn't mean they'd lose

    Voters can be a lot like those acquisitive contestants on TV's "Let's Make A Deal." Do you take the cash or risk it for the surprise that beckons behind Door No. 1? The money is a sure thing. But how about a whirlwind vacation, that handsome dinette...
  • Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session

     Quinn-Rauner fight echoes as lawmakers return for veto session
    The campaign is over but remnants of the fight between Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner remain as lawmakers return to Springfield this week, with the Democrat looking to score a final victory by raising the state's minimum wage while the...
  • Malloy's Victory A 'Bright Spot' For National Democrats Trying To Rebuild

    Malloy's Victory A 'Bright Spot' For National Democrats Trying To Rebuild
    As national Democrats focus on revamping their strategy for future elections, they are looking to Connecticut Gov Dannel P Malloy, who won while many candidates in his party lost on Election Day. Heading into the campaign season this year, Malloy's...
  • Wasserman Schultz at political crossroads

    Wasserman Schultz at political crossroads
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the most-prominent Democrat in South Florida, is at a political crossroads. She's just won her sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with 63 percent of the vote. And she's been chairwoman of the Democratic National...
  • Democrats' loss is not a win for Hillary Clinton

    Democrats' loss is not a win for Hillary Clinton
    In the oldĀ Soviet Union, Kremlinologists would read the state party newspaper Pravda not so much for the news it contained, but to glean what the commissars wanted readers to believe the commissars were thinking. The closest we have to that in America...
  • Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections

    Clout for Maryland lawmakers in Congress slips after midterm elections
    Republican gains in the midterm elections mean Maryland's Democrat-heavy congressional delegation will have far less clout when lawmakers gavel in a new Congress next year, casting doubt on prospects for a long list of state priorities from federal...
  • On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy

    On eve of leadership vote, Nancy Pelosi lays out post-election strategy
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced plans Monday to broaden her leadership team ahead of her expected reelection as the House Democratic leader, the first steps in an ambitious strategy designed to put the party in a stronger position to...