| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Norfolk Democrats have their candidate to replace Algie Howell in the 90th House of Delegates district: Local attorney Joe Lindsey.
Lindsey bested two other candidates over the weekend. No word yet on a Republican / Libertarian / Independent candidate...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
A proposal to close a satellite office will save the folks who run elections in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:24 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, asked the Federal Trade Commission this week to take a close look at Facebook's experiment on users' emotional responses.
The company revealed that it tweaked news feeds for hundreds of thousands of users, including more...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:21 AM
So, is the electoral deck stacked even more for Democrats and Republicans under California's top-two primary system? Judging by the secretary of state’s Statement of Vote released Monday for the June 3 primaries, the answer is, yes.
It turns out...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The organizations that sponsor debates among major candidates in Florida elections have set Oct. 15 as the date for the showdown in the governor’s race.
The statewide televised debate will be produced by WFOR-Ch. 4, and broadcast on that station...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The biggest statewide primary contest features Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor who wants to return to his old office as a Democrat. He faces Nan Rich of Weston, a former Democratic Party leader in the Florida Senate.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Original post | 10:40 a.m.
Updated | 11:47 a.m.
Alex Lewy, who’s been running for the state House of Representatives for more than a year, is dropping out and also resigning his seat on the Hallandale Beach City Commission.
Lewy is taking a...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The June 26 "Opinion Poll" asked readers if they will vote for Anthony Brown or Larry Hogan in the gubernatorial general election. A simple query of the Maryland Board of Elections will readily reveal that there are, in fact, three candidates on the...
| May 2, 2014
The graduation speech is a tricky literary genre, subject to nearly irreconcilable demands. Optimism must be balanced with realism; a significant occasion must be marked without collapsing into tedious solemnity; and at least a bit of good advice should...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Out-of-state groups are pumping last-minute cash into the Maryland attorney general's race, fueling a barrage of campaign ads, including $240,000 in TV commercials purchased by a Florida-based fund that won't reveal its donors.
The ads purchased by the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The recent article in The Baltimore Sun regarding campaign donations in the Democratic primary for attorney general ("Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race," June 20) perfectly illustrates the corruption of the two-party system. Does...