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Louisiana's Jindal sues U.S. over education standards

Subscriber onlyLouisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the U.S. Department of Education, claiming it's unconstitutionally coercing states into adopting national curriculum standards for elementary and secondary education. Continue reading...

Florida Democrats pick Crist in governor race

Subscriber onlyFormer Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office. Continue reading...

Huckabee plumps for Common Core

Don’t ‘dumb down’ schools, he says

Subscriber onlyConservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. Continue reading...

Rove-backed group sets Colorado focus

Subscriber onlyThe Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the states where it will be advertising this fall, booking more than $6 million in television time and taking its post-Labor Day media budget to more than $26 million. Continue reading...

GOP eases off strategy of hitting health care law

Subscriber onlyRepublicans seeking to unseat the Senate incumbent in North Carolina have cut in half the portion of their top-issue ads citing President Barack Obama's health care law. Continue reading...

Hold put on age cap for Louisiana posts

Subscriber onlyLouisiana court officials who face new age restrictions that could oust them from office will be allowed to sign up for re-election bids this week. Continue reading...

Boehner a cash magnet for GOP

He’s on 14-state tour to drum up support for party candidates

Subscriber onlyHouse Speaker John Boehner's fundraising skills put him in a class with few others. He has scooped up more than $43 million for accounts under his direct control and helped amass tens of millions more for Republican allies. Continue reading...

Perry case another '16 hiccup for GOP

Texas governor vows to fight charges

Subscriber onlyTexas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment makes him the third potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate accused of abusing the power of his office, complicating the party's search to find someone to take on Democrat Hillary Clinton, if she were to run. Continue reading...

Montana Democrats pick Senate hopeful

Subscriber onlyMontana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out because of plagiarism allegations stemming from his time at the U.S. Army War College. Continue reading...

States offer options for switch from paper to online

Subscriber onlyIn 2006, Louisiana's system for disclosing candidates' campaign contributions to the public looked a lot like Arkansas'. Continue reading...

Deduction limit sought for firms

Schumer proposal targets companies relocating overseas

Subscriber onlySen. Charles Schumer released a proposal Thursday that would limit deductions available for U.S. companies that take a foreign address to reduce their taxes. Continue reading...