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Candidates fill inboxes with fundraising appeals

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio hopes everyone’s summer is off to a good start. Please send money. Democratic Sen. more »»

House alters reporting of lawmakers’ free trips

July 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is no longer requiring lawmakers to report some free trips they take on the annual forms they file about their personal finances, drawing fire from advocates of more... more »»

McAllister changes course, will seek re-election

July 1, 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. more »»

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

June 30, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Carter, former President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, stepped into the pulpit of South Columbus United Methodist Church for a Palm Sunday sermon and offered a message of Christian... more »»

Christie’s focus on drugs both personal, political

June 30, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — On no one’s early list of issues likely to headline the 2016 Republican presidential primaries is the nation’s “war on drugs.” Chris Christie plans to put it there. more »»

Focusing on your children and propaganda

June 29, 2014 By Bill Welker, EdD Your children are bombarded with propaganda (the art of persuasion) every day of their lives. No matter where commercial ads are found (e.. more »»

Wisdom emanating from the barbershop

June 29, 2014 Who will voice what many Americans are thinking today? Is fear of an oppressive central government reaching a tipping point? These questions were at least partially answered for me during a recent... more »»

Bellaire schools may need new chief

June 29, 2014 BELLAIRE SCHOOL District Superintendent Tony Scott may be moving on. more »»

Independence Day: A time for reflection

June 29, 2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! Fireworks, parades, community celebrations, backyard cookouts and parties will mark our nation’s 238th birthday on Friday. more »»

The struggle yields the actual glory

June 28, 2014 I, like many in my generation, were blessed with parents from America’s greatest generation. more »»

Election year a drag on productivity in Senate

June 28, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber’s modest productivity this election season to a near hal. more »»

Cianci making post-prison bid for Providence mayor

June 28, 2014 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Buddy Cianci, the twice-convicted felon who led Providence as mayor for 21 years, wants his old job back. more »»

Tea party losses don’t stop cash or curb influence

June 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year’s Republican primaries, the nation’s tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election. more »»

Pence says GOP should seek limits on federal gov’t

June 27, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Gov. more »»

Rangel holds off challenge to win primary

June 26, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. more »»

GOP establishment hails Cochran, unusual alliance

June 26, 2014 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — From Mississippi to the U.S. Capitol, mainstream Republicans expressed relief Wednesday at Se. more »»

Passionate Crusader

June 26, 2014 MARTINS FERRY Police Chief John McFarland was at it again Tuesday night. This time it was at the Shadyside Board of Education meeting. McFarland is a crusader against drugs. more »»

Bill Clinton defends wife’s commitment to poor

June 25, 2014 DENVER (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton pointed to ways to bolster the economy and achieve broad-based prosperity, responding to weeks of criticism over their wealth ahead of a potential 2016... more »»

Martin Luther King Jr., wife honored with medal

June 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. more »»



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