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RNC to approve post-2012 goals, not immigration

August 8, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Republicans are ready to adopt sweeping party rule changes aimed at making the work of picking a candidate for president more efficient and less prone to infightin. more »»

With US aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has checked out, and the American people have noticed. more »»

GOP still struggles to find immigration strategy

August 5, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans can’t figure out what to do about illegal immigration as the 2016 presidential campaign is starting to heat up and just three months before midterm election. more »»

Corruption probe might not hurt Cuomo’s profile

August 4, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Both are big-name governors of populous states. Both have presidential aspirations and a reputation for bare-knuckle bullying. more »»

Bellaire poised for third viaduct celebration

August 3, 2014 THE VILLAGE of Bellaire will come alive in less than two weeks, and it has nothing to do with high school football. Rather, the third annual Great Stone Viaduct Celebration unfolds Saturday, Aug. 1. more »»

The war to end all wars didn’t

August 3, 2014 It was one hundred years ago that World War I exploded, though there’s not much in the way of commemoration. more »»

Polkafest is turning 20 today at Barton

August 3, 2014 ALL Roads lead to Barton today when the Barton Volunteer Fire Department will host the 20th Anniversary of the Barton Polkafest at Firemen’s Field. more »»

GMOs can be about food or regrets

August 3, 2014 As most of you know, I enjoy writing about things that can teach a life lesson or just make us take pause and think about things differently. Such was the case about a month ag. more »»

GOP chairman: Party competing for black votes

August 2, 2014 BOSTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority... more »»

Congress OKs VA, highway bills, not border measure

August 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the... more »»

Immigration leads Arizona governor’s race issues

August 1, 2014 PHOENIX (AP) — One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S. more »»

Bellaire VFD

August 1, 2014 AFTER MUCH debate and criticism, the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is now on duty. The All-American Town VFD came to be on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. more »»

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014” seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan’s re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish. more »»

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

July 30, 2014 LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. more »»

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren’t either. And yet Democratic Sen. more »»

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

July 29, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s mid-term elections to grant work permits to... more »»

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

July 29, 2014 URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has... more »»

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

July 28, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. more »»



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