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La.’s Cassidy: What kind of senator would he be?

December 5, 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In 2002, a public hospital physician named Bill Cassidy donated to Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s first re-election campaig. more »»

House OKs bill to widen federal help for disabled

December 5, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from... more »»

Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush talks foreign policy

December 4, 2014 CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Nearing a decision on a presidential run in 2016, Jeb Bush on Tuesday reaffirmed his support for the U.. more »»

GOP White House prospects clash on foreign policy

December 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they attack President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and with politics turning to the 2016 race for president, the GOP’s most ambitious leaders have begun to clash with... more »»

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Sen. more »»

Early voting data looks troublesome for Landrieu

December 2, 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Democratic Sen. more »»

Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

December 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a student who waited until the night before a deadline, lawmakers resuming work Monday will try to cram two years of leftover business into two weeks, while also seeking to... more »»

Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

December 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class... more »»

EX-UPS driver’s pregnancy bias claim at high court

November 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. more »»

Taking a closer look at learning inferences

November 30, 2014 As you learned in a previous column, there are four levels of comprehension or understanding: literal (stated facts), interpretive (implied facts), critical (making judgments), and creative (evokin... more »»

Oberdick dedicated life to Ferry schools

November 30, 2014 JEFF OBERDICK and Martins Ferry High School are intertwined. He was an outstanding wrestler for the Purple Riders during his prep days. more »»

Don’t delay your acts of love before they are too late

November 30, 2014 As we come to another Thanksgiving season, I would like to share some stories that have meant much to me in the past and others that told me they have enjoyed. more »»

Advent: A time for preparation

November 30, 2014 TODAY is the First Sunday of Advent, a time of preparation. The four Sundays of the season serve as a reminder for the faithful to “prepare the way for the Christ Child. more »»

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

November 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — St. more »»

You Tell Us

November 30, 2014 What were you be thankful for this Thanksgiving? ... more »»

Missing a dear friend on Thanksgiving

November 29, 2014 The day starts with one of my newer holiday rituals. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

November 29, 2014 CHEERS to all the charitable organizations that provided dinners, food and assistance to those in need at Thanksgiving. JEERS to Old Man Winter his nasty pre-winter weather. more »»

Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground

November 28, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and... more »»

Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

November 28, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. more »»



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