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Feingold continues to outraise Johnson in Senate race

Johnson was behind only Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, who brought in $3.1 million, and Ohio's Rob Portman, who raised $2.9 million. And Johnson's fundraising increased 33...

Trump's personal attacks on judge spark GOP concerns

. Mark Sherman, Associated Press ... "He said he would give military officers unlawful orders and expect them to comply," Adler said, referring to Trump's...

How much for that tequila shot? The price is always changing

"If Disney, a very conservative, brand-conscious company," is pricing this way, he says, "then any company can do it, too." That sounds like bad news...

'Good Wife' made case for fine writing, strong roles for women

Alicia had affairs — most recently with her firm's investigator Jason Crouse (Jeffrey Dean Anderson) — and she's had flirtatious near-misses. Would she pair up...

49ers, Raiders have cash to fill roster holes

It will be interesting to see whether that capital, coupled with the current state of each franchise, alters both teams' typically conservative approach to free...

Kansas House GOP testing support for Supreme Court changes

Supporters of the judicial selection current process believe the conservative Republican governor and his allies are trying to push the Supreme Court to the right...

49ers made their stand in Michigan in 1st Super Bowl win

In his book “The Genius — How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty,” author David Harris said Walsh prepared scrupulously. For one...

Kansas anti-discrimination bill seeks to protect to LGBT

John Carmichael of Wichita, said after Thursday's hearing. Sandra Meade, a Navy veteran and transgender ... "And it's risky in a conservative environment because of...

The SFPD's campaign against biking

(blog) (blog)Counting visitors, well over a million people use San Francisco's streets every month, and so even using a very conservative estimate of one...

Fantastic Negrito: Oakland musician lives up to new name

He also got asked to play the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park later this year, sharing a bill with superstars Elton John, Sam...

Mayor Lee plans $250 million housing bond for November ballot

Mayor Ed Lee will put a $250 million affordable housing bond on the November ballot, a key part of his plan to build 30,000 housing...

BART's new airport link grounded by piece of plastic

It sure didn't take much to knock out BART's new, $484 million rail line to Oakland International Airport — just a bit of plastic tarp...

How to profit from stock sell-off

John Allen, chief investment officer with wealth management firm Aspiriant, said his firm has been telling clients all year to “expect less from their investment...

Oslo 2022 bid hurt by IOC demands, arrogance

Conservative lawmaker Geir Inge Sivertsen publicly came out against the Oslo bid days before the vote, but said there was no doubt that the latest...

Group sues state over campaign coordination

By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press. Updated 12:16 pm, Thursday, October 2, 2014 ... The issue of what constitutes illegal coordination between issue-advocacy groups and candidates...

Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

Wesleyan, a private liberal arts school in Middletown, has about 2,900 undergraduate, and 200 graduate students. It is well known for its progressive student body...

Raiders' late push falls short in New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It was two, maybe three seconds of pure exuberance and thrill, and then it was over. Raiders running back Darren McFadden had...

Bay Area Dems dissent from House vote to aid Syrian rebels

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco led Democrats in supporting the request, overcoming minority opposition from both liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans who...

Support for death penalty falls to 50-year low, Field Poll shows

Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Shown is the view a condemned inmate would have from a table inside the death chamber of the new lethal injection...

Lady Gaga vows to cover up during Dubai visit

(blog)Lady Gaga has promised to shun her usual revealing outfits on and off stage in Dubai out of respect for the local culture. The...

Raiders can't take advantage in 19-14 loss to Jets

"Back to the drawing board," said receiver James Jones, who made an acrobatic catch on that 30-yard touchdown. There are going to be a lot...

Oklahoma governor takes the lead on executions

Reuters Keith Gaddie, chairman of the University of Oklahoma's political science department, says it is an unusual position for a conservative governor who supports the death...

Fantasy football news, Sept. 6

Philly.com Mike Wallace, WR, Dolphins vs. Patriots: He and Ryan Tannehill remain as out of sync as ever entering the regular season. And while Miami tends...

2014 NFL Preview: Raiders' unit analysis

Derek Carr allows the Raiders to open up the offense more than Matt Schaub, as the rookie's deep touchdown pass to Denarius Moore showed last...

Brace for more election year slams, West Virginia

"The West Virginia voters could simply turn off, not listen to the specific charge that outsiders are trying to buy us, and all these very...

5 things to watch for in New Jersey elections

Jeff Bell is trying to become the first Republican from New Jersey to be elected to the U.S. Senate since 1972. ... Cobb, who is...

Lee County school board opts out of statewide test

But conservative activists have clamored for Florida to repeal the standards completely and have charged that Scott is trying to put a "lipstick on a...

Kentucky DEs Dupree, Smith form pass-rush threat

They've also filled the leadership void left by the departure of all-SEC linebacker Avery Williamson, critical for a defense that's still young at many spots.

See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist

Limited overseas travel in 2013: honorary degree at St. Andrews University in Scotland in September; trip to London in October for a diplomacy award and...

Fierce comics at the end of the world

(blog)How about John Oliver, former Daily Show correspondent and HBO's new and ultra-likable, sardonic Brit with a thing for arcane data points and long...

Democrats, GOP seek edge in legislative primaries

In the Senate, first-term Republican Mike Kowall of White Lake Township also faces accusations of straying from conservative orthodoxy. Challenger Matt Maddock of Milford boasts...

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

"It's been a long time coming," said one of the plaintiffs, Breanna Alexander, 30, of Arvada. "But we're still meeting opposition that ... Same-sex marriage...

Federal judge rules state's system is unconstitutional

Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the pro-death penalty Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, predicted the ruling would be overturned on appeal. Other courts have ruled that...

Dem Senate candidate Ball to spend $400K on TV ads

Ball acknowledged once appearing on a list of Democrats who supported incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander's Senate bids, but on Friday called that decision "a huge...

2016 campaign checklist: Chris Christie

Lamar Alexander in Tennessee, irritating Alexander's primary opponent, who called Christie's record in New Jersey "dumb governance." Spring speech pleased activists at Conservative Political Action...

Stacey Dash joins Fox News as contributor

(blog) (blog)The “Clueless” actress, who is known for her conservative views, will “offer cultural analysis and commentary” in various daytime and primetime programs, according...

Russia beats Slovakia in World Cup warm-up

The match was a largely drab affair before Zenit St. Petersburg striker Alexander Kerzhakov nodded in debutant Maxim Kannunikov's cross on 82 minutes as the...

With eye on history, judges nix gay marriage bans

As a U.S. district judge — appointed in 2012 by President Barack Obama with support from Utah's two conservative Republican senators — Shelby ruled last...

Congressman fighting for job in primary race

Augusta construction company owner Rick W. Allen is seeking redemption after he was the runner-up in the eastern Georgia district's jammed 2012 Republican primary. Former...

Presidential checklist: preparations in motion

Chris Christie; Cruz; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; Kentucky Sen. Paul; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan; former Pennsylvania Sen.

Presidential checklist: preparations in motion

Chris Christie; Cruz; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; Kentucky Sen. Paul; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan; former Pennsylvania Sen.

Missouri House passes 1-cent sales tax increase

But other Republicans said voting on a tax increase runs contrary to the party's small government values. That philosophy led a group of GOP senators...

Black women worried about Army hair regulations

"I don't see how a woman wearing three braids in her hair, how that affects her ability to perform her duty in the military." Even...

Reports detail finances of Gov. Deal, opponents

Allen said the $2.3 million loan was paid off last year after the governor liquidated more than $576,000 in his retirement accounts, sold the property...

Schools get 3-year reprieve on transportation cuts

Mike Pence gives a three-year reprieve to districts expected to lose more than 10 percent of their property tax funds — some $112 million statewide...