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  • Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race

    Primary over, Illinois GOP is in strong position in governor race
    CHICAGO — President Obama's Illinois has been one of the most reliably blue on the political color scale, but Tuesday's primary positioned Republicans for a strong shot at retaking the governor's mansion in a state mired in chronic fiscal disarray....
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at conservative gathering

    Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at conservative gathering
    OXON HILL, Md.--For the second year in a row, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the presidential straw poll at the annual gathering of conservatives known as CPAC -- this year leading his closest rival by 20 points. The results were announced Saturday...
  • Post-recession quietude unites Californians, bolsters Gov. Brown

     Post-recession quietude unites Californians, bolsters Gov. Brown
    SALINAS, Calif. — Tony Salameh and Danielle Clark weathered the Great Recession from two worlds just a few miles apart. Salameh, 62, owns several restaurants in Carmel, the wealthy hamlet perched like a small jewel overlooking the sea. After a...
  • Bristol Palin's sexist, hypocritical, very bad Wendy Davis rant

    Bristol Palin's sexist, hypocritical, very bad Wendy Davis rant
    Wendy Davis, the long shot Democratic candidate for Texas governor, deserves all the scrutiny she is getting for blurring some facts in her compelling life story. When she got divorced, how long she lived as a single mother in a trailer, whether she was...
  • With election on horizon, each party is tracking the opposition

    With election on horizon, each party is tracking the opposition
    In the midst of a busy 2012 election cycle, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's offhand remark to a local television station about what constituted "legitimate rape" might have slipped under the radar. But Akin was a prime target for an opposition...
  • Maria Shriver urges Gov. Jerry Brown to speak out on poverty

    Maria Shriver urges Gov. Jerry Brown to speak out on poverty
    SACRAMENTO — Former First Lady Maria Shriver returned to the state capital for her first public appearance in more than three years to urge lawmakers to take action to help women and children living in poverty. Shriver spoke to a packed auditorium...
  • After snowstorm paralyzes Atlanta, drivers return to abandoned cars

    After snowstorm paralyzes Atlanta, drivers return to abandoned cars
    ATLANTA — As Georgia nursed a hangover from a freak winter storm, Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for poor preparation that led to massive gridlock in and around Atlanta, forcing drivers to sleep in their cars overnight or abandon...
  • Atlanta paralyzed by less than 3 inches of snow

    Atlanta paralyzed by less than 3 inches of snow
    ATLANTA — Light snow was falling when Samantha Avers left Duluth, a northeast Atlanta suburb, on Tuesday afternoon. She figured she would be home quickly, for it was only a 30- to 45-minute drive. Twenty-two hours later, Avers, an account...
  • 'Alone Yet Not Alone': Who's right in the Oscar song scandal?

    'Alone Yet Not Alone': Who's right in the Oscar song scandal?
    One thing is clear about the revocation of a film's Oscar nomination: It almost never happens. The nullification Tuesday night of an original song nomination for the composer and lyricist of "Alone Yet Not Alone" — an arrangement sung by a...
  • West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water

    West Virginia spill criticism grows amid new fear over tainted water
    The top public health official in Charleston, W. Va., has added to widespread criticism of the decision to declare drinking water safe despite a critical lack of scientific data about the coal-washing chemical that spilled into the Elk River on Jan. 9....
  • Former Chris Christie aide says governor knew of bridge lane closures

    Former Chris Christie aide says governor knew of bridge lane closures
    A former close aide to Gov. Chris Christie said the governor knew about the George Washington Bridge road closures while they were happening, disputing the governor’s assertions that he only learned about the mess later. A lawyer for David...