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Budget for Koch-backed network: almost $1B for 2016

January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would... more »»

Wisconsin Gov. Walker forms group to boost possible 2016 bid

January 28, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. more »»

At Koch summit, Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio

January 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon’s... more »»

On the colorful world of figurative language

January 26, 2015 By Bill Welker, EdD Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at forum

January 26, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade o... more »»

Obama’s college savings plan encounters opposition

January 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intentio... more »»

Would-be candidates woo Iowa’s conservatives

January 25, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After years of campaigning in Iowa for others, New Jersey Gov. more »»

Bellaire VFW: A case study in generosity

January 25, 2015 THERE ARE countless organizations throughout the Ohio Valley that demonstrate tremendous generosity. I have said often that we in the valley will always step up for those in need. more »»

Voter ID debate in N.M. takes high-tech turn

January 25, 2015 By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. more »»

Still an underdog, Santorum weighing another bid

January 25, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum admits that most people probably don’t remember how he rallied to kick off the 2012 presidential election with a win in the lead-off Iowa caucuses. more »»

Health insurance website facing changes

January 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government’s health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and... more »»

Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

January 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. more »»

Unraveling the myths of community college

January 24, 2015 Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University's early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide. more »»

Rice taking over Jeb Bush’s education foundation

January 24, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Florida Go. more »»

Cincinnati councilman seeks Portman’s seat

January 23, 2015 CINCINNATI (AP) — A 30-year-old Cincinnati city councilman who says Ohio needs new leaders launched a 2016 Democratic bid on Thursday for Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s seat in the swing stat. more »»

Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation

January 23, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outlining his possible rationale for a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney said Wednesday night that political leaders in both parties are failing to address the nation’s most... more »»

Too much testing in schools? Senate ponders changes

January 22, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee began work Wednesday on revising the landmark No Child Left Behind education law, focusing first on federally mandated testing of... more »»

Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone

January 22, 2015 WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday declined again to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, telling an audience in Canada that she would not express her views... more »»

Paying attention to global terrorist attacks

January 21, 2015 The terrorist ordeals in Paris have certainly captured the attention of the world, and rightfully so. more »»

Jindal: Muslims form ‘no-go zones’ outside civic control

January 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Some countries have allowed Muslims to establish autonomous neighborhoods in cities where they govern by a harsh version of Islamic law, Louisiana Gov. more »»



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