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Thomas, Cera taking aim at the future

November 9, 2014 A WEEK ago in this space I said that Mark Thomas and Jack Cera were virtual shoe-ins in their re-election bids. more »»

The South: Solid once again — for Republicans

November 9, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the... more »»

Tuesday: A special day to honor veterans

November 9, 2014 TUESDAY is Veterans Day. It is more than a day off from work or school. more »»

Big review set by Democrats after beatdown

November 9, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future... more »»

Obama, first lady salute ‘American patriots’

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering a pre-Veterans Day salute to U.S. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

November 8, 2014 CHEERS to Yorkville resident Kevin Klubert for his years of service as fire chief of the Yorkville Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

Why GOP won: Shifting white votes hurt Democrats

November 7, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering... more »»

Navy SEAL whose shots killed bin Laden goes public

November 7, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid a debate among special operations brethren about... more »»

What places that legalized pot need to know

November 6, 2014 DENVER (AP) — Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday, and Alaska looks poised to do the same. more »»

GOP surge: Republicans seize control of Senate

November 5, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans seized control of the Senate and strengthened their hold on the House in a wave of Election Day victories Tuesday served as a repudiation of President Barack Obama’s... more »»

5 things to know about the outcome of the midterms

November 5, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The verdict delivered by voters in the midterm elections will have profound implications for the final two years of President Barack Obama’s term and beyond. more »»

Costly and competitive Senate campaign nears end

November 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans strained to capture control of the Senate while Democrats struggled to limit their congressional losses in elections midway... more »»

Five things to watch for on Election Day

November 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the news, events and the stories that will be talked about on Election Day: ALL EYES ON THE SENATE Republicans need six seats to take control, and they’re in good... more »»

Working to realize your MVP potential

November 3, 2014 LeBron James is arguably the most talented basketball player in the world and his decision to return to Ohio to play in Cleveland is a big deal. more »»

Party leaders clash over Obama as election nears

November 3, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — He is not on the ballot, but President Barack Obama was the focus in a final-weekend clash between candidates and party leaders, as an increasingly confident Republican Party eye... more »»

How much does a smile really cost?

November 2, 2014 It seems like the summer just flew by. Now we are approaching Thanksgiving and soon the snow will be fallin. more »»

Some election outcomes are easy to call

November 2, 2014 ELECTION DAY arrives Tuesday, so now is time for me to toss out my political punditry. After months of listening to campaign rhetoric, some of the race outcomes are no-brainer. more »»

Women are the target on campaign’s final weekend

November 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Their grip on the Senate majority slipping, anxious Democrats aggressively courted female voters Saturday on the final weekend of a midterm campaign that will decide the balance of... more »»

Voting: A duty, right and privilege

November 2, 2014 GOOD MORNING, Ohio Valley. We should all feel well rested after that one hour of extra sleep we got last night, that is, if we remembered to turn back the clocks one hour. more »»



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