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Archive: News / Politics (13 Stories)

Wendy Davis' tone defiant again as Democrats meet

06/26/2014 1:00am
Democrat Wendy Davis is out to rejuvenate her run for Texas governor by reviving the message that followed her nearly 13-hour filibuster a year ago: Despite what it looks like, the fight isn't over.

Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence

06/26/2014 1:42am
Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election.

Judge tells fast-food worker to get 'a real job'

06/26/2014 10:35am
A Montana judge told a 21-year-old man convicted in a vandalism spree to replace his fast-food job with a "real job" so he can more quickly pay restitution.

Clinton struggles in discussing her family wealth

06/26/2014 11:11am
Hillary Rodham Clinton is a hardworking champion of women, children and the poor. Or she's a wealthy elitist more comfortable in Davos, Switzerland, than Davenport, Iowa.

Opinion: Banning technology isn’t the answer

06/26/2014 1:41pm
What's more dangerous than adopting new technology is to ban it outright. It stops progress, and discriminates against those who use it.

Ruling limits president's recess appointments

06/26/2014 3:02pm
The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level administration posts with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.

A look at convicted politicians who try comebacks

06/26/2014 3:04pm
Not all politicians convicted of crimes leave politics for good. This week, ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci decided to run for mayor again, despite a corruption conviction and 4 1/2 years spent in prison. A look at high-profile politicians who wouldn't let a conviction stand in the way of a bid for public office:

Rangel sews up NY primary win, opponent concedes

06/26/2014 3:31pm
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel avoided a prolonged fight for his 23rd term Thursday as his main opponent conceded and said he would not challenge the results of a tightly contested primary that divided their New York City district along demographic lines.

Schauer calls for changes to charter school law

06/26/2014 4:31pm
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is calling for more accountability and transparency from Michigan's for-profit, publicly funded charter schools after a newspaper investigation exposed shortcomings.

McDaniel camp seeks voting problems in Miss. race

06/26/2014 5:30pm
Tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel still isn't conceding to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff, but some groups that spent millions supporting McDaniel are walking away.

School admission of Rauner's daughter questioned

06/26/2014 5:40pm
The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner's daughter was admitted into an elite Chicago public school resurfaced in the Illinois governor's race this week with a top school official and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn raising new questions.

Experts consider next step for same-sex marriage ruling appeal

06/26/2014 10:04pm
A day after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge's ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Utah, questions remain about the state of Utah's options going forward.

A look at convicted politicians who try comebacks

06/26/2014 11:41pm
Not all politicians convicted of crimes leave politics for good. This week, ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci decided to run for mayor again, despite a corruption conviction and 4 1/2 years spent in prison. A look at high-profile politicians who wouldn't let a conviction stand in the way of a bid for public office: