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September 10, 2010 If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary? Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
September 9, 2010 With Richard Daley announcing his retirement as mayor of Chicago, there is no shortage of potential candidates to succeed him. Most speculation has been on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Mayor Daley, last September.
September 7, 2010 Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who has been in office since 1989 and who is set to break his late father's longevity record on Christmas, announced today he will not seek re-election in 2011.
August 18, 2010 Ever since President Obama expressed his view about the Islamic Center in NYC, the issue has become a political punching bag. Republicans are using it as part of their plan to retake Congress. And some Democrats are caught flat-footed.
July 6, 2010 The Justice Department, as expected, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Arizona and its recently-passed law on illegal immigration.
June 25, 2010 Nobody likes to pay taxes, but one Idaho state legislator says he should be exempt from any deadlines for penalties.
June 7, 2010 Twenty-two percent unemployment. That's the harsh reality facing Martinsville, Virginia. It's also the reality facing those trying to win votes in Virginia's 5th Congressional District.
June 2, 2010 His tough-talking campaign ad sparked a furor on the Web -- but didn't get him enough votes to be the GOP's nominee for Ag Commissioner in Alabama.
May 18, 2010 A state Supreme Court has ruled that Connecticut's Secretary of State, Susan Bysiewicz, is ineligible to run for the attorney general's post being vacated by (now embattled) Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal.
May 11, 2010 Beau Biden, the son of the vice president and the state attorney general in Delaware, is recovering from what doctors describe as a "minor stroke."
April 26, 2010 Arizona has passed the strictest immigration measure in the nation. Will it finally get Congress to act on the issue?
April 20, 2010 A bill that would require presidential candidates to supply their birth certificate before they can appear on a state ballot got initial approval from the Arizona state House on Monday.
April 20, 2010 A bill to give the District of Columbia voting rights is expected to reach the House floor this week. But there are controversies over language that would strip many D.C. gun control measures from the bill.
Federal soldiers in front of the former Confederate Fort Harrison in Fort Burnham, Va.
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April 7, 2010 Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, reversing the course of his predecessors, insists that proclaiming April in honor of Confederate history will help promote tourism in the commonwealth. The move drew ire from civil rights organizations and black poli...
March 29, 2010 Is there any job description for lieutenant governor other than to periodically inquire about the health of the governor?
February 16, 2010 As John Murtha is about to be buried in his beloved Johnstown, Pa., the state legislature may kill his congressional district as well in the next round of redistricting.
February 10, 2010 A Queens, N.Y. state senator — who played a key role in the coup last year that briefly gave the Republicans a majority in the chamber — is expelled from the Legislature for having assaulted his girlfriend.
February 5, 2010 Saturday's election in New Orleans is expected to result in the city's first white mayor in 32 years.
January 26, 2010 What some South Carolinians think is the real reason Mark Sanford is still governor: Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.
January 22, 2010 Remember when Jerry Brown was governor of California? Well, he was again this week — but for only 48 hours.
January 19, 2010 Former Washington Gov. Albert Rosellini turns 100 on Thursday.
December 13, 2009 Houston may be electing its first openly gay mayor.
December 9, 2009 A South Carolina judiciary subcommittee votes against impeaching Gov. Mark Sanford. But a censure could be forthcoming.
December 4, 2009 With the election of a Republican governor in New Jersey, one Democratic lawmaker wants to change the way Senate vacancies are filled.
December 2, 2009 The New York State Senate rejects same-sex marriage, and the vote isn't even close.
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