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NCAA Division II expands international reach to Mexico
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA's Division II voted by a wide margin Saturday to allow Mexican colleges to apply for membership, expanding its international reach beyond Canada....



Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert intends to act swiftly and decisively to clean up college basketball....



It's GOP's world; elitists just live in it
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Snowmobiles are good. NASCAR is very good. Football metaphors about God are better. "Sam's Club Republicans" are the salt of the American earth. Hollywood, the media and academics are suspect at best, subversive at worst. Though not as bad as European ideas....



Analysis: Palin more than her resume _ much more
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Being a mayor of 9,780 is nothing like leading 305 million. Living next to Russia does not make you a foreign policy whiz. And presidential competence is rarely measured in square miles....



Kids in the public eye: Where does the line lie?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The review was scathing. "She cannot sing very well," it said. "She is flat a good deal of the time." So the singer's father did what any loyal dad might. He put pen to paper and dashed off a blistering nastygram....



Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- People: Make up your minds....



An evolving GOP approach to family values?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Dan Quayle struck a nerve in 1992 when he went after the TV series "Murphy Brown" by saying its depiction of a single mother was irresponsible and set a bad example for America. The Republican vice president said the fictional character was "mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another `lifestyle choice.'"...



GOP convention script goes straight to rewrite
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republican National Convention script, Day One: Take your seats, 2:39 p.m. Call to order, 2:45 p.m. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance, 2:49 p.m. Singing of the national anthem by Miss Minnesota 2008, 2:52 p.m....



Analysis: When the best politics is no politics
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- With Hurricane Gustav chugging toward the Gulf Coast and New Orleans bracing for its impact, the time for contentious politics at the GOP convention is over. Now, it's time for ... more subtle politics....



Party tickets bring American experiences to fore
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An Irish Catholic guy from a coal town who rides Amtrak home from work each night. A "hockey mom" of five who served on the PTA. A 72-year-old Vietnam vet. A biracial kid with a stepfather and a history of moving around....



The kitchen table: Anatomy of a metaphor
DENVER (AP) -- The rooms of the modern American household have always crept into campaigns. Politics makes strange bedfellows, for one. The living-room war ended Lyndon Johnson's political career. And everyone keeps saying the economy's headed for the toilet....



Analysis: 'Born in the USA' returns to politics
DENVER (AP) -- A generation after Ronald Reagan famously mistook Bruce Springsteen's music for uncritical patriotism, Democrats claimed "Born in the USA" on Thursday for the theme it was meant to project - to describe a splintered country they say desperately needs new policies and new dreams....



DNC '08: Reviewing the big show
DENVER (AP) -- A pivotal moment in the 1998 movie "Pleasantville" comes when an unusual remote control pulls a brother and sister into their television set. They emerge on the other side, inside the world of the show they are watching....



The cult of the regular guy in America
DENVER (AP) -- Bowling a few frames? Absolutely. Windsurfing? Not so much. Clearing brush on your ranch with rolled-up flannel sleeves? Pitch perfect. Forgetting how much real estate you've accumulated? Hit the road, Jack....



America in 2008: What of the Kennedys?
DENVER (AP) -- It wasn't subtle, but it was heart-tugging stagecraft at its best. With sailboats and choppy seas, passed torches and enduring dreams, clan Kennedy summoned the 1960s and showed that the flame - the one tended by America's most ardent Democrats, at least - burns still....