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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...
  • Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV

    Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV
    A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter. The lieutenant governor's campaign...
  • Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program

    Feds looking at Quinn's anti-violence program
    SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities have requested information about Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $55 million anti-violence initiative that has drawn fire for mismanagement and misspending. The Illinois comptroller’s office got a call...
  • Gansler campaign launches anti-Brown web site

    Gansler campaign launches anti-Brown web site
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's campaign for governor launched a new web site Thursday with the sole purpose of criticizing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the front-runner in the June 24 Democratic primary. The new site, http://thebuckdoesntstophere....
  • The debate debate [Editorial]

    The debate debate  [Editorial]
    The campaign to decide who will be Maryland's next governor — a lackluster effort that's so far only boosted the number of undecided voters — took another turn into the banal this week with a debate among the Democrats about debates. Two...
  • Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

    Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
    Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
  • State-approved torture in Oklahoma

    Pity the poor people of Oklahoma. Nobody deserves a governor this incompetent. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) first made national headlines last fall when she announced that the Oklahoma National Guard would refuse to provide spousal benefits to all...
  • Florida bill granting in-state tuition to immigrants clears hurdle

    The Florida Senate passed legislation Thursday that would allow the children of immigrants in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition rates to state colleges, clearing an election year hurdle for Gov. Rick Scott as he makes an aggressive pitch for...
  • Oklahoma prisons chief releases timeline of botched execution

    After a botched execution this week brought national condemnation, the head of Oklahoma's prisons called Thursday for a suspension of all executions in the state until its capital punishment policies could be reviewed. Department of Corrections Director...
  • Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment

    Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history. A political action...
  • Brown calls Gansler comments 'reckless'

    Brown calls Gansler comments 'reckless'
    Making a rare direct reply Tuesday to an attack by a rival candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown labeled "reckless and irresponsible" remarks by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler suggesting that Brown's service in Iraq was not a real job....