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Kennedy's running mate looks to address 'senseless' violence

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:50:29 GMT2017-09-14T18:50:29Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Democratic candidate for governor Chris Kennedy's newly announced running mate says he wants to work with Kennedy to address the "senseless violence" that plagues Illinois and took the life of his adult son earlier this summer....



North Dakota's Heitkamp says she'll seek second Senate term

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:17:53 GMT2017-09-13T22:17:53Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's only Democratic statewide officeholder, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, announced Wednesday that she'll seek a second term, touting herself as an independent-minded politician who gets things done in Washington....



Democrats capture GOP-held state seat in red Oklahoma

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:49:15 GMT2017-09-13T15:49:15Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Democratic schoolteacher defeated a Republican businessman in a special election for an Oklahoma state House seat in a traditionally GOP district, making it the third GOP-held seat Democrats have captured in special elections in the red state this year....



4 sex scandals linked to GOP at Oklahoma Capitol in 2017

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:04:31 GMT2017-09-13T15:04:31Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Democratic schoolteacher who defeated a Republican businessman in a special election for an Oklahoma state House seat in a traditionally GOP district tapped into growing voter frustration over state budget problems and several recent sex scandals involving Republicans at the state Capitol. A look at four sex scandals from this year:...



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....