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Ballot juggling makes midterm races unexpectedly competitive

Ballot juggling makes midterm races unexpectedly competitive

Independents, Democrats join forces in attempt to unseat Republicans.

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113th Congress could pass fewest laws in 60 years

113th Congress could pass fewest laws in 60 years

WASHINGTON — Say this about the 113th Congress: It’s managed to live down to low expectations.

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Gov. Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren’t even under review bec…

September 21, 2014 2:26 pmLoading…
Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

WASHINGTON — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

September 21, 2014 6:11 am Photos

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Senate uncertainty: 5 things to know

Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?

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High-stakes debate over credit reporting heating up

High-stakes debate over credit reporting heating up

Figuring out how to treat everybody fairly could be a challenge.

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A plan to raise pay

The fight to increase Americans' stagnant incomes is growing more serious.

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Americans don't like Washington; the feeling is mutual

It's accepted wisdom that Americans don't hold Washington in high regard.

September 18, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

September 15, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Little noticed is that low-income, foster kids benefit from new guidelines.

September 14, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

'Meatless Monday' is not an evil vegetarian plot

The meat industry has a serious case of the Mondays.

September 12, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
In worst-case scenario, who'd lead US?

In worst-case scenario, who'd lead US?

Need to preserve and protect continuity in our constitutional institutions is critical.

September 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Extremism in defense of re-election

Extremism in defense of re-election

Proposing amendment reveals senators who are eager to regulate speech about themselves.

September 10, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Fed ready to stiffen rules for major banks

Fed ready to stiffen rules for major banks

Regulators can ensure banks operate with enough reserves for their own good.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Brewer declines to back legislative pay raise

Brewer declines to back legislative pay raise

Also won't endorse GOP nominee for state schools chief.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
George Washington asked Congress to 'buy in,' too

George Washington asked Congress to 'buy in,' too

The power to declare war has been in executive hands almost all along.

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Crandell's death throws state senate race into turmoil

Crandell's death throws state senate race into turmoil

PHOENIX — The death of state Sen. Chester Crandell throws this year's race for the seat he held into turmoil.

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Court voids community college board expansion law

Court voids community college board expansion law

Appeals court says a state law applying only to Maricopa County is illegal.

July 24, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

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