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Political NASCARnew

A Republican millionaire’s plan to shame the California Legislature into reform.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Josh Koehn  |  03-14-2016  |  Politics

Trump Changenew

Americans are pondering fleeing their homeland in record numbers if Donald Trump’s hairpiece ends up hanging in the White House master bedroom after November’s election and word is getting out Svalbard may be the easiest to emigrate to and provide a Definitely Not Donald lifestyle.
Icepeople  |  Mark Sabbatini  |  03-09-2016  |  Politics

Race to the Bottomnew

2015 proved (again) that this country still is not ready for its first black president.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Tom Gogola  |  12-31-2015  |  Politics

Socialist Party to Convene in Milwaukeenew

The Socialist Party USA is returning to its roots — in Milwaukee The party’s national convention takes place Oct. 16–18 at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E. Center St., Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  09-30-2015  |  Politics

AG rules against Rauner, in favor of Illinois Timesnew

Why did Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner leave a Holocaust remembrance ceremony early? We tried to find out, but Rauner has refused to turn over an unredacted copy of his appointment calendar. Illinois Times has sued the governor, with the Illinois Attorney General backing the paper.
Illinois Times  |  Bruce Rushton  |  09-30-2015  |  Politics

Here’s How Seven Votes Changed on the Confederate Flag Billnew

Fourteen minutes passed between the second and third House readings of the bill that called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. In that time, the vote count changed from 93-27 to 94-20.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  07-13-2015  |  Politics

Wisconsin Republicans would increase sales taxes to fix potholes while borrowing $1.3 billion for unneeded highway projectsnew

Do the potholes in your neighborhood look like they belong in Syria? No surprise. The conditions of Wisconsin’s roads rank third worst in the nation, according to a recent study commissioned by the Local Government of Wisconsin Institute.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Louis Weisberg  |  05-21-2015  |  Politics

Why Elections Matternew

A rundown of all the evil stuff being pushed through the Florida Legislature this session.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  03-25-2015  |  Politics

Oregon Trail-Blazing Womennew

The portrait unveiling of former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts reveals more than a tribute, but a legacy that blazed the path for women like Gov. Kate Brown.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  02-19-2015  |  Politics

Wis. Democrats Lick Their Wounds After Gov. Scott Walker Wins Reelectionnew

Mary Burke urges supporters to continue working for their values.
Isthmus  |  Judith Davidoff  |  11-05-2014  |  Politics

Paul Ryan, Hometown Boynew

Blue-collar Janesville feels abandoned by its conservative congressman.
Isthmus  |  Joe Tarr  |  10-16-2014  |  Politics

Too Little Too Late?new

State Sen. Chris McDaniel's election challenge has been going on for nearly four months, but the hopeful politician hasn't gotten his way so far.
Jackson Free Press  |  Anna Wolfe  |  10-09-2014  |  Politics

Who Killed the Vote on Fracking?new

Why Colorado's anti-fracking measures were not supported by Democrats and environmental groups.
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer, Matt Cortina and Elizabeth Miller  |  10-02-2014  |  Politics

Detroit mayor, council vote to keep Orr as EM for bankruptcy mattersnew

After days of deliberation behind closed doors in private sessions, Detroit's mayor and city council voted to keep Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr in place until Detroit exits bankruptcy court. Orr, however, will cede full control of the city's day-to-day operations, according to a a joint statement issued Thursday evening by Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit City Council. ...
Metro Times  |  Ryan Felton  |  09-25-2014  |  Politics

'Run, Bernie, Run'new

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders tests the Presidential waters.
Seven Days  |  Paul Heintz  |  09-17-2014  |  Politics

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