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State Sen. Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:05:03 GMT2017-03-20T16:05:03Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday he's running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner....



How the GenForward poll of young Americans was conducted

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:26:18 GMT2017-03-20T07:26:18Z

The GenForward poll of young adults is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was conducted by NORC Feb. 16-March 6. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,833 adults age 18-30 who are members of the GenForward panel, which was designed to be representative of the young adult population....



Official: Sanders shares blame for minors voting in primary

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:40:52 GMT2017-03-14T22:40:52Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin election officials on Tuesday blamed undertrained poll workers and Sen. Bernie Sanders' social media posts for dozens of instances in which 17-year-olds managed to vote in last year's state presidential primary....



Postelection dominoes create 5 open House seats

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:44:41 GMT2017-03-13T21:44:41Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump's administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the House, and that means five special elections in the coming months....



America: What in the world does it want to be?

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 05:39:13 GMT2009-01-18T05:39:13Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- George Washington, first president, said this: "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."...



Essay: Of Kennedys and Kings _ and Lincolns, too

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:25:28 GMT2008-11-05T14:25:28Z

He spoke about posterity, and for it. But in looking forward at his finest hour, Barack Obama never forgot to look back....



A worried America chooses its course for change

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:12:28 GMT2008-11-05T08:12:28Z

In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give....



Finally: Decision time for a deeply divided USA

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:48:16 GMT2008-11-03T18:48:16Z

Finally....



The morning after: Half of us will be disappointed

Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:58:07 GMT2008-11-02T19:58:07Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The meteorologists tell us that Wednesday morning in southwestern Pennsylvania's largest city will be crisp and sunny with a high of 64. That's about all we know. Being a weather forecast, it offers nothing about the political climate that will have been created by the election the day before....



When Washington is broken, enter the `outsider'

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:34:48 GMT2008-10-27T18:34:48Z

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- Back in 1780, while the Revolutionary War still raged, a village in eastern Georgia had a notion. The hero of that uncertain hour was Gen. George Washington, and the community of Heard's Fort became the first of nearly 30 across the land to take his surname as its own....