Illinois is in the worst fiscal shape of any state in the country. And that could be good news for Mitt Romney on Tuesday, when Illinois holds its primary, at least according to state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, who backs the former Massachusetts governor.
Is the battle for the GOP presidential nomination about history? Or is it about math? Santorum may be getting big headlines with his primary wins, but it's Romney who is advancing further to the magic 1,144 number. And more defeats mean more pressure on Gingrich to pull out.
After the deadly rampage against Afghan villagers, President Hamid Karzai called for U.S. and NATO troops to be confined to major bases. The latest on the American soldier accused in the attack and how an accelerated pull-back of combat troops could affect U.S. strategy.
Opponents of the Virginia bill that would require voters to present identification at the polls have collected more than 6,000 signatures calling on Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto the bill, saying its intention is to disenfranchise certain voters.
Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett released an ambitious budget for the next year that includes dozens of new positions and bonuses for county workers without raising taxes -- but things could change if Maryland foists teacher pension costs on counties.
Some observers think it could be bode well for Romney that he has done well in 2012 in some of the same metro area counties in Ohio and Michigan Obama won in 2008. But it's risky to read too much into that, a political science warns.
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