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  • Botched Oklahoma execution stirs outrage, may bring changes

    After a grisly history of electrocutions, gassings, hangings and firing squads, it is the cold, quiet science of lethal injections that has become America's most common and favored method of executing its worst criminals. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled...
  • Kashkari calls for repeal of sales tax hike

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Wednesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to work to overturn the sales tax increase he championed, and voters approved, in 2012. “Repealing the … sales tax increase would provide relief to the...
  • Proposed Army National Guard cuts prompt concern

    With all the attention paid to aircraft carriers and submarines, one proposed defense budget cut might be flying under the radar here in Hampton Roads. We're talking about the Army National Guard. The Defense Department is proposing to cut the Guard's...
  • Voters, some Democratic politicians swinging against the death penalty

    The fierce reaction to a botched Oklahoma execution may be fueled by the slow weakening of public support for capital punishment, which has coincided with a shift among Democratic politicians toward opposition to the death penalty. Capital punishment...
  • Rauner says probe shows Quinn part of 'broken culture' in Springfield

    Rauner says probe shows Quinn part of 'broken culture' in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his $55 million anti-violence program now under scrutiny by a Cook County grand jury, saying he is not going to turn his back from public safety needs in Chicago and other urban areas. The Democratic...
  • Botched execution: Oklahoma governor pledges independent review

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin promised an independent review of the state’s execution protocols Wednesday after a bungled execution raised questions about the state's handling of capital punishment. The Republican governor emphasized, however, that...
  • Gansler, Mizeur campaigns accuse Brown of ducking third televised debate

    Gansler, Mizeur campaigns accuse Brown of ducking third televised debate
     The campaigns of his two Democratic rivals accused  Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown today of trying to avoid a third televised debate they said had been agreed to in the Democratic primary for governor.  The campaigns of Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler...
  • McAuliffe: Sterling must go, but I'm hands off on Redskins

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe backed the NBA's push to remove Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling this morning, but he brushed aside comparisons between Sterling's racism and the Washington Redskins name. "Absolutely," the governor told WTOP 103.5 FM,...
  • Pencil in Oct. 15 for Charlie Crist-Rick Scott debate in Davie

    Pencil in Oct. 15 for Charlie Crist-Rick Scott debate in Davie
    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...
  • Wasserman Schultz won't touch Crist-Rich debate question

    Wasserman Schultz won't touch Crist-Rich debate question
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t get involved in the internal party kerfuffle over whether candidates for the nomination for governor should debate before the August primary....
  • Democrats plan two TV debates, one on radio

    Democrats plan two TV debates, one on radio
    The three Democratic contenders for governor have agreed on a plan to hold three broadcast debates — two televised and one on radio — before the June 24 primary, according to the campaign of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. Brown campaign...