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Laughs in Minnesota not from Franken

August 22, 2014 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Someone has a sense of humor in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, but it’s not the former “Saturday Night Live” writer and comedian. As front-running Sen. more »»

GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party’s chances of increasing it... more »»

In new book, Paul Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

August 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. more »»

Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

August 15, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo.— The images were reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted officers pointing weapons from armored trucks, flash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets. more »»

Lighter sentences sought for some business crimes

August 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. more »»

DCHS earns safety grade of ‘A’

August 13, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN —Quality initiatives at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital continue to benefit patients and garner recognition, as the hospital has again received notification of a safety grade of “A”... more »»

White students no longer the majority at U.S. schools

August 12, 2014 KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom in Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county reads “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting. more »»

Michigan lawmakers look to pass pro-wolf hunt bill

August 11, 2014 LANSING — Michigan lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to pass a law to keep intact the state's power to allow wolf hunts, overriding two referendums on the November ballot backed by groups that... more »»

Larger immigration crisis

August 8, 2014 Senator Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priorit. more »»

With U.S. aimed the wrong way, most want new leaders

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congress has checked out, and the American people have notice. more »»

Can African nations keep their economic winning streak alive?

August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — They export BMWs and birdseed and plenty in between. Their middle class is growing fast enough to draw the likes of Marriott and Wal-Mart. more »»

GOP still struggles to find immigration strategy

August 5, 2014 WASHINGTON — 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 »»

Big business spends $7 million to keep Michigan tax cut intact

August 4, 2014 LANSING — Big business is taking no chances to make sure voters approve a statewide referendum needed so a gradual $500 million cut in taxes on their machinery and equipment stays intact. more »»

Wording of business tax ballot proposal

August 4, 2014 By The Associated Press The wording of a business tax proposal as it will appear on Michigan voters’ ballots during the Aug. more »»

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — 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 »»

Democrats, GOP seek edge in state legislative primaries

July 30, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY — Democratic and Republican leaders are counting on voters in the Aug. more »»

Snyder gets mixed reviews from Republicans, Democrats

July 25, 2014 By The Associated Press LANSING— Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. more »»

No sense of humor on birth control

July 23, 2014 It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. more »»

Michigan voters to decide fate of business tax cut

July 22, 2014 DETROIT — An effort to end a state tax on manufacturing and small business equipment that is years in the making will be decided by Michigan voters during the upcoming primary. more »»

Recognizing the deeds

July 19, 2014 Kudos is definitely in order when it comes to our government finally recognizing the deeds of those who shed their blood in defense of our nation. more »»

 
 

 

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