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Goddard in 2008.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry Goddard has shaken up his campaign staff, releasing his campaign manager and hiring two new media consulting firms. Read more»

Saying he wants to avoid a costly court battle with Gov. Jan Brewer, state Attorney General Terry Goddard will withdraw as Arizona's legal counsel in suits over SB 1070 and HB 2162. Read more» 4

Watch the video of Tuesday's Clean Elections debate between Gov.Jan Brewer, Matt Jette, state Treasurer Dean Martin and Buz Mills. Read more»

One year after a tainted election provoked a popular uprising in Iran, the regime has lost significant legitimacy at home. But contrary to a seductive narrative that emerged in the West, Tehran's influence in the Middle East did not diminish as the regime scrambled to ensure its survival. Read more»

Debates between primary election candidates who are running under the Clean Elections system begin Tuesday, with a Republican gubernatorial debate. Read more»

A prominent trial lawyer, his graphic-designer wife, an IBM heiress turned healing-touch practitioner, a land developer, and a savings and loan magnate comprise the top five individual donors throughout Pelosi’s career, while eight labor unions, the National Association of Realtors, and JPMorgan Chase lead all political action committee contributors to the California Democrat. Read more»

Boehner’s top career donors include a lobbyist-turned-tobacco executive, two former CEOs of an insurance company, the head of a coal company, and a former telecommunications lobbyist, as well as corporate political action committees for two tobacco behemoths, two shipping companies, and four financial services firms and associations. Read more» 2

Tobacco and whiskey have helped build Mitch McConnell’s political career. Tobacco giants Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. are two of his top five career campaign PAC contributors. And three of his top five individual donors have ties to Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Read more»

A pro-Flemish independence demonstration in 2007.

Is it time to wave bye to Belgium? Not yet, despite the spectacular gains in Sunday's elections by separatists seeking independence for the country's Dutch-speaking north. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court is "out of control" on the subject of campaign finance regulation, says a a Friday editorial in the Washington Post. The high court's move to halt Clean Elections matching funds is an "unwarranted intervention." Read more» 1

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an emergency halt to matching-funds payouts from Arizona's publicly funded Clean Elections program on Tuesday. Read more»


A former professional gambler, a taxi company magnate, a telecommunications lobbyist, and a giant tobacco company are among the top lifetime givers to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who faces the toughest re-election race of his political career. Read more»

John Munger has quit the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday upholding Arizona's Clean Elections law forced him from the race, the Tucson attorney said. Read more» 1

Humanitarian cargo waits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip in 2009. Egypt opened its border with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, letting Palestinians cross until further notice amid a storm of international criticism of Israel's blockade of the enclave, officials in Egypt and Gaza said. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters) Click to enlarge photo

It’s time for Israel to end its three-year blockade of Gaza and for the international community to abandon its failed policy of trying to isolate Hamas. Read more»

While Americans remain divided over the new health reform law, they aren't clamoring for its repeal. Read more»

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