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GOP businesswoman Lena Epstein to run for Senate in Michigan

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:14:37 GMT2017-05-22T17:14:37Z

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday that she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election....



In Saudi visit, Trump offers contradictions from campaign

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:54:35 GMT2017-05-21T17:54:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom....



Democrats take first steps of 50-state strategy

Tue, 16 May 2017 18:28:46 GMT2017-05-16T18:28:46Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- National Democrats are taking the first, modest steps toward their promised 50-state strategy, lending help to state and local parties as they try to harness opposition to President Donald Trump and the Republican monopoly in Washington....



Hillary Clinton launching new political group

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:53:12 GMT2017-05-15T21:53:12Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stepping deeper into the Democratic resistance, Hillary Clinton launched a new political organization on Monday designed to push back against President Donald Trump's agenda....



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....