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Governors jockey behind closed doors as 2016 looms

February 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay little attention to the official agenda for this weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association. more »»

Cheers & Jeers

February 21, 2015 CHEERS to Georgette Drake and Georganne Bishop, whose artwork is being featured during February at the Delf Norona Museum, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, Moundsville, and for plannin... more »»

Democrat Kander to challenge GOP US Sen. Blunt

February 20, 2015 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander launched a Democratic challenge Thursday to U.S. Se. more »»

Iowans who tried to draft Christie in ‘12 no longer as eager

February 20, 2015 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four years ago, seven big-money donors and leading Republican activists from Iowa loaded into a private plane and headed to New Jersey for an urgent meeting with Chris Christie. more »»

Lawmakers want Amtrak to allow small pets on trains

February 19, 2015 Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It all began with Lily, a 15-pound snowball of a French bulldog with the face of a tough guy and the personality of a princess. more »»

Obama to designate 3 national monuments

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago wher... more »»

In N.H. speech, Christie takes aim at Gov. Hassan

February 18, 2015 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Republican Gov. more »»

Drawing Bush brother comparisons

February 18, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — It’s a question Jeb Bush gets often, and will surely get again, over and over. more »»

Rand Paul backtracks on vaccines, college

February 17, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky eyes a presidential race, he’s likely to face questions about several contested or disproven statements he has made on various subjects. more »»

Bumpy learning curve for likely candidates in 2016 race

February 17, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re an aspiring presidential candidate, says professional crisis manager Eric Dezenhall, right now is “a great time to take a pratfall because it’s so far away from anything... more »»

Responding to today’s discrimination

February 16, 2015 What do B.B. King, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and C.H. Mason have in common? They were all lovers of music. B.B. more »»

Graham complicates SC landscape

February 15, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. more »»

Chicago Little League officials strike out

February 15, 2015 THE LITTLE League World Series is a great global event. It is one that also finds itself embroiled in controversy, not by its own doing, however. more »»

Library providing a way to be popular

February 15, 2015 Two weeks ago, the ALA Youth Media Awards were announced. For those of you who aren’t librarians, the YMA’s are like the Academy Awards for books. more »»

Presidents’ Day, Ash Wednesday on tap

February 15, 2015 THERE are several events on the calendar this week, and one of them happens Monday when our nation observes Presidents’ Day. more »»

Likely candidates ride bumpy learning curve for 2016 race

February 15, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re an aspiring presidential candidate, says professional crisis manager Eric Dezenhall, right now is “a great time to take a pratfall because it’s so far away from anything... more »»

Why I am pulling for Brian Williams

February 14, 2015 Newsrooms are snake pits. I say this with great affection. Newsrooms are tribal and competitive, fueling pettiness in the most honorable peopl. more »»

Gambling industry targets battleground states

February 14, 2015 LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry, which for years preferred that the federal government stay out of its business, now wants to be part of the debate in choosing the next president of the United... more »»

Despite Iowa visit, Biden fading from campaign chatter

February 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming to Iowa, even for an official White House trip, Joe Biden will find no shortage of speculation about his political future. more »»

On UK trip, Walker gets away from university flap

February 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker may have picked the perfect time to get out of Wisconsin for a few days. more »»



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