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From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial

September 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The slogans are familiar: “The Incredible Edible Egg,” ‘’Pork: The Other White Meat,” and “Got Milk?” They’ve all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture... more »»

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence

September 4, 2015 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his... more »»

Puerto Rican voters prized by Democrats, Republicans

September 4, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens but can’t vote for president. more »»

Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson’s best yet. more »»

Pondering campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama

September 3, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden is presenting himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama’s policies, previewing his potential pitch to voters durin... more »»

AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid... more »»

Alaska Supreme Court won’t block Medicaid expansion

September 2, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of lower-income Alaskans will become eligible for Medicaid after the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday refused to temporarily block the state from expanding the... more »»

Walker, in office since 25, denies he’s a career politician

September 2, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he’s a career politician — even though he has been in elected office since he was 25 years old and first ran for office when he was 22. more »»

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

September 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over... more »»

Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case

September 1, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration’s health care overhau. more »»

Doubts about China’s economic leadership sap confidence

August 31, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China’s economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years. more »»

Wisconsin’s Walker looks to Iowa to regain momentum

August 31, 2015 ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign — a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the... more »»

The secret of getting things done is to act!

August 30, 2015 Dear Belmont County, It is hard to believe summer is nearly over and school has resumed. Fall is upon us and so is football, soccer, cross-country and golf. more »»

Ridin’ with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP

August 30, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. more »»

Political scoreboard: Ramos 1, Trump Zee-ro

August 29, 2015 I am so tired of the media tap dance around Donald Trump. more »»

Ferry HOF shining light on greatness

August 29, 2015 I AM a big proponent of halls of fame. Individuals and/or teams that achieve greatness should be honored in class fashion. Halls of fame do just that. more »»

Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor’s anti-crime plans

August 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The boos began as soon as Washington’s mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. more »»

Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

August 28, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. more »»

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

August 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country’s future the party itself has said it must bridge... more »»

Walker says he would aggressively confront Islamic terrorism

August 28, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as “evil” and “radical Islamic terrorism. more »»



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