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The story behind the story of July 4th

July 5, 2015 Most people know the story of the 56 brave men who signed their names to America's Declaration of Independence from the British. more »»

Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary

July 5, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The race to replace former U.S. Rep. more »»

New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

July 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. more »»

Wisconsin Gov. Walker entering 2016 presidential race

July 3, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. more »»

Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential... more »»

When Chris Christie tells it like it isn’t

July 2, 2015 SANDOWN, N.H. (AP) — Chris Christie certainly tells it like he sees it. That’s not to say he always tells it like it is. more »»

Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors

July 2, 2015 DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicl... more »»

Inboxes overflow as 2016ers amp up email appeals for cash

July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. more »»

Since 1981, Bush paid an average tax rate of 36 percent

July 1, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush earned $7. more »»

Cruz’s book ignites spat with GOP strategist Rove

June 30, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Though it’s not even out yet, tea party firebrand Ted Cruz’s new book is already irking at least one member of the Republican establishment: Karl Rove. more »»

In picking presidents, New Hampshire forgoes producing them

June 30, 2015 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing the. more »»

Christie to embrace underdog role as he launches bid

June 29, 2015 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the race for president this week, he’ll do so as an underdog. more »»

Opposition groups want to tear down 2016 hopefuls

June 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to... more »»

We all must keep moving forward

June 28, 2015 Dear Belmont County. The county is doing well wherever one looks, but be assured we are not comfortable resting our on laurels. I recognize how far we have come in just a few short years. more »»

Working to motivate students to write

June 28, 2015 D. F. K. Bertolette wrote in his book: A teacher is not measured by the number of bright students he makes brighter, but rather by the number of indifferent students he makes bright. more »»

States should have same-sex marriage say

June 28, 2015 THE U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday morning that reverberated from coast to coast. The high court ruled that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. more »»

Fourth of July: A day of celebration and reflection

June 28, 2015 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! Fireworks, parades, community celebrations, backyard cookouts and parties will mark our nation, 239th birthday on Saturday. more »»

Court decisions highlight political challenges facing GOP

June 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two days, the Supreme Court struck at the heart of the Republican Party platform. more »»

What if he wasn’t holding that Confederate flag?

June 27, 2015 On the evening of June 17, nine black Americans were killed in their Charleston, South Carolina, church by a white supremacist -- but only after he'd spent an hour with them praying and studying th... more »»

Univision dropping Miss USA pageant over Trump comments

June 27, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — A Univision network is dropping the Miss USA pageant and the company says it will cut all business ties with Donald Trump in a spiraling controversy over comments the Republican... more »»



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