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Hawaii governor apologizes for questioning Inouye death-bed drama
Four days after questioning a death-bed letter at the center of Hawaii’s heated U.S. Senate race, Gov. Neil Abercrombie apologized to the wi
Hawaii governor questions deathbed drama in heated Senate race
Inouye favored one Democrat as his replacement while Gov. Abercrombie selected another.
Republicans narrow field for 2016 convention and a myth is deflated
There was — if not exactly dancing in the streets — a small frisson of excitement surging through half a dozen of America’s great cities Wed
Arrest of civic figure Keith Jackson in Yee case a surprise to many
After a troubled tenure on the school board, Keith Jackson became a niche player. He's now reemerged in the public eye in spectacular fashio
Wyoming best, South worst for women candidates, study finds
Think of Wyoming and what comes to mind? Cowboys? Yellowstone Park? Thwarted dynastic ambitions ?
Sen. Rand Paul takes his anti-spying message to UC Berkeley
At UC Berkeley, Sen. Rand Paul assails the U.S. intelligence community and calls for congressional investigation of its work.
Sen. Rand Paul demands an investigation into domestic spying
BERKELEY -- Sen. Rand Paul , one of the foremost critics of the government’s domestic spying program, came to the birthplace of the free-spe
Ex-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards launches comeback bid for Congress
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards launches comeback bid for Congress
Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting
DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls a
Caution for Clinton: Iowa's history of toppling front-runners
DES MOINES -- Iowa is a tough state for presidential front-runners. It may the passive-aggressive nature of voters. Iowans are exceedingly p
Democrats again look to Clinton, but hurdles from 2008 remain
Hillary Rodham Clinton — who hasn't even said whether she'll run — is once more a Democratic favorite, nationally and in Iowa.
In Florida stop, hints of a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign
It was not exactly a globe-girdling excursion. But for about an hour Wednesday night, seated on a stage at a university in Florida, Hillary
Ted Nugent apologizes, sort of, for calling Obama 'mongrel'
Ted Nugent expressed regret for using the words "subhuman mongrel" to describe President Obama.
Differences in scandals facing GOP governors Walker, Christie
Another incriminating cache of emails, another Republican governor facing harsh questions and once more the hounds of political scandal are
Rocker Ted Nugent stirs controversy in Texas governor's race
Nugent has long supported Republican causes
Iowa welcome mat awaits Christie, but not Jersey swagger
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad suggests he would like to see a governor, and not a senator, as the next president
In an underdog campaign for governor, Donnelly expresses high hopes
The Republican says a swath of California voters made up of disaffected Democrats and independents will respond to his message.
Post-recession quietude unites Californians, bolsters Gov. Brown
After years of political chaos, economic uncertainty is uniting disparate Californians behind Gov. Jerry Brown.