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  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Off-year elections could shape GOP's 2014 strategy

    Off-year elections could shape GOP's 2014 strategy
    A set of off-year elections Tuesday in three states could offer the first clues of a way forward for Republicans still staggering from consecutive presidential defeats and divided by a growing rift between the establishment and tea party wings of the GOP....
  • Democrats outspend GOP in Virginia governor's race

    Democrats outspend GOP in Virginia governor's race
    If there was any doubt that the stakes in Tuesday’s Virginia gubernatorial election extend far beyond Old Dominion’s borders, just look at the campaign funds the major party candidates have raised. Most of it comes from outside the state....
  • Gay marriage decision shifts Chris Christie further to political center

    Gay marriage decision shifts Chris Christie further to political center
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed away from a court fight over same-sex marriage Monday, a move that further staked his place near the political middle ground at a time the country seems irretrievably divided into warring camps of right and left....
  • Democrats disturbed by Obamacare rollout -- and GOP criticism

    Democrats disturbed by Obamacare rollout -- and GOP criticism
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s Democratic allies in Congress said Wednesday they are “not happy” about the glitch-filled rollout of the healthcare law, but criticized Republicans for trying to kill Obamacare rather than fix it....
  • A Democrat who's pushing to outlaw transit strikes

    A Democrat who's pushing to outlaw transit strikes
    Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks. Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor. That just is not done in...
  • Obama allies join in criticism of healthcare website

    Obama allies join in criticism of healthcare website
    WASHINGTON — The rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act again came under sharp criticism Wednesday, three weeks into the launch, but this time some of the loudest voices were among top Democrats, including President Obama's closest allies....
  • Obamacare execs grilled over Healthcare.gov at House hearing

    Obamacare execs grilled over Healthcare.gov at House hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Developers of the problematic Obamacare website faced tough questioning at a House oversight committee Thursday, as both Republican and Democratic lawmakers frustrated by the shoddy roll-out sought answers over what went wrong – and...
  • Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states

    Movement to expand gay marriage tested in several more states
    There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement. In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
  • Obamacare's next hurdle

     Obamacare's next hurdle
    One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, Healthcare.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and turn into, well, just another website. After all, it's only a website, and websites can be fixed....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs clean energy pact with two states, Canadian province

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs clean energy pact with two states, Canadian province
    SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new pact Monday to formally align California's clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia. The agreement commits all four governments to work toward ways to put a...