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One-party system With the most recent downgrade of the state's credit rating, the failure of Illinois' one-party system is now complete. The refusal by the Democratic Party's hierarchy to face up to the state's massive financial problems, caused by the...
I thought I might weigh in on Rush Limbaugh’s overheated critique of Jeb Bush’s accusation Friday that the GOP brand has become tarnished because the party is perceived as “reactionary.” Instead, I got distracted by Bush’...
Tags: Sociology, Washington, DC, POLITICO LLC, Politics, Immigration
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that would block local governments from enacting mandatory paid-sick-time measures, such as the one pending in Orange County. The Republican governor sided with Walt Disney World, Darden Restaurants, the...
Tags: Government, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Politics, Voting, Business
Less than a generation ago, June meant the end of school, the beginning of summer and the arrival of Dairy Month. Now, somehow, June has become the Golf Channel’s official Pace of Play Month, LGBT Pride Month (you can look that up) and Farm Bill...
Sun SentinelThe center of the political world, at least for Florida’s Democrats, on Saturday was the two-story atrium at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, an oasis of cool air and sweet smells – the hotel’s signature white tea scent –...
Hoag Hospital's decision to stop performing elective abortions in the wake of its affiliation with a Catholic health-care group has sparked an outcry among women's rights advocates, who say the move diminishes access to high-quality reproductive care....
Change of SubjectI invite my most clever, lawyerly comment contributors to make the case that National Intelligence Director James Clapper (right) did not brazenly commit perjury during his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12. Oregon Democrat Ron...
WASHINGTON — In the first and only vote Thursday on the immigration bill, senators turned back a Republican measure that would have delayed a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally until after the border with Mexico is fully secure....
Tags: Marco Rubio, Democratic Party, Politics, Voting, Immigration
TUCSON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won a battle with state lawmakers this week, defying most other conservatives in her party to get a key component of President Obama’s Medicaid expansion through the Legislature. The Arizona Senate voted...
The state government has a challenging task at hand – creating a working spending plan for the next year. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a $28.3 billion state budget plan crafted by the Republican majority. Rep. William Adolph,...
Central Florida Political PulseElizabeth Cuevas Neunder thinks Republican Gov. Rick Scott needs a challenge in the Republican primary for governor next year. Whether or not the founder of the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Florida will mount one, she is kicking off her...
Tags: Government, Tampa, Alex Sink, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist
Sun SentinelThe campaign for governor gets most of the attention, but lots of conversation in the hotel hallways and over drinks when Florida Democrats gather this weekend for their big annual fundraising dinner in Hollywood will concern lower statewide offices....
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