Politics

5 Reasons State House Speakers May Be Prone to Corruption

Sheldon Silver, who lost his job as one of the most powerful political posts in New York, is the fourth state house speaker to be indicted over the past year.

A Tale of 'Two Chicagos'

In the city’s upcoming election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his critics both paint a portrait of the “two Chicagos” but with dueling interpretations.

Democrats Have More Seats to Defend in 2015-2016

Despite holding far fewer seats overall, the Democrats have more governorships to defend than the Republicans.

2015 State of the State Speeches

Watch and read the highlights and text of every governor's annual address.

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