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  • GOP Chief Seeks Probe Of DOT, Malloy Friend

    The state's Republican chairman said Tuesday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should call for an investigation into the state Department of Transportation – now that a company working on a major highway project has fired and is suing a top executive for...
  • Michael Smerconish: What Jeb Bush was really saying

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made news last weekend at the 25th anniversary celebration of his father's inauguration while speaking about his approach to a potential run in 2016. Even when appearing extemporaneous in an interview with Fox News' Shannon...
  • Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis

    Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis
    Step 1 of 4: Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded a majority of Illinois legislators to pass a bill that would let Chicago's City Hall ease the pension crisis for two endangered pension funds. Laborers and municipal workers would make future sacrifices to steer...
  • Republican Candidates Race Toward $250,000 Threshold

    HARTFORD — With one month to go before the state Republican convention, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield has raised the highest amount of any candidate for governor in the all-important money race. McKinney had raised more than...
  • GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments

    GOP chair Oliver apologizes at length for Puerto Rico comments
    updated 5:10 p.m. 04/15/14  with full story on the issue. The full text of Lew Oliver's apology follows at the bottom. Orange County’s Republican chairman Lew Oliver issued an apology for comments he made about Puerto Rico last week, yet many...
  • Poll: Christie regaining, but Clinton trounces entire GOP field

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton isn't only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she's well ahead of every potential Republican rival, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. The former secretary of state rolled up...
  • Abolish the Illinois office of lieutenant governor

    Abolish the Illinois office of lieutenant governor
    In 1981, then-Lt. Gov. Dave O'Neal famously resigned his post, citing boredom as the reason. In 1994, Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra tried to resign to become a radio host but decided to keep his job because of Gov. Jim Edgar's health concerns. Kustra ultimately did...
  • April is car care month in Virginia

    April is car care month in Virginia
    Evidently we are halfway through Car Care Month in the commonwealth. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a proclamation on April 1 (and it was not an April Fool’s Day prank), declaring the focus on car care for drivers in the state. The proclamation notes...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Hawaii governor apologizes for questioning Inouye death-bed drama

    Four days after questioning a death-bed letter at the center of Hawaii’s heated U.S. Senate race, Gov. Neil Abercrombie apologized to the widow of its ascribed author, the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, and others he offended. But he stuck to his key...
  • Gloves off, Charlie Crist goes after Rick Scott hard

    Gloves off, Charlie Crist goes after Rick Scott hard
    Charlie Crist didn't hold anything back Monday, delivering an aggressive denunciation of Gov. Rick Scott personally and politically, depicting him as an ethically suspect chief executive who doles out favors to big campaign contributors and doesn't...