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  1. Mike Pence's very bad weekRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | WMDT

    It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making. 2 comments

  2. Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    In this Jan. 13, 2015 photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel posed for a selfie with Arely Castaneda, a student at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center High School in Chicago. In his push for a second term, Emanuel has pulled in more than nine times more money than any of his challengers through fundraising and a PAC.


  3. Ernie Banks memorial: 'I needed to come say goodbye'Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Dick Martin, 60, of Grayslake salutes the casket and portrait of Ernie Banks during his visitation at the Fourth Presbyterian Church. "He was my idol, he was my hero," Martin said.


  4. A column of etc.Read the original story

    12 hrs ago |

    This Thursday's meeting at Fort Yargo State Park about the master plan for the park's future could be an important step for Barrow County. Fort Yargo is probably the most under-appreciated asset in the county.


  5. Nunnelee's cancer back, not treatableRead the original story

    12 hrs ago |

    Congressman Alan Nunnelee's cancer has returned, he is at home in Tupelo and "no further medical treatment is possible," a spokesman said Friday. "After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical treatment is possible," said Morgan Baldwin, Nunnelee's political consultant, in a prepared statement.


  6. Obama: a We can afforda $74B spending increaseRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Despite a national debt over $18 trillion, President Obama said Saturday the nation can afford the major spending increases he'll put forward in his fiscal year 2016 budget, due out Monday. In his weekly address, Mr. Obama made the case that the federal government has the money to invest in infrastructure, education and other priorities because of shrinking deficits, though he also is calling for tax hikes on the wealthy to fund his desired $74 billion increase in spending.


  7. Does America even need Common Core?: Red/Blue AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago |

    It's early yet, but already the Common Core State Standards are becoming a major issue for the 2016 presidential campaign. Developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2009, the Common Core is supposed to give states a uniform set of goals for student academic achievement and "college and career readiness."


  8. Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie BanksRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Northwest Herald

    Fans and friends of Ernie Banks are paying tribute to the legendary Chicago Cubs slugger with a memorial service followed by a procession that will pass Wrigley Field. Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock are expected to speak at the service Saturday at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church.


  9. US Congress questions plan to admit Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Kurdish refugees from the Syrian town of Kobani sit in front of their tents in a camp in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 5, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas WASHINGTON, Jan 29 - The Republican-led House Committee on Homeland Security is challenging an Obama administration plan to admit Syrian refugees to the United States, saying it could allow potential terrorists to sneak into the country.


  10. Milbank: Republicans stumbling badly in first weeks in powerRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    'Yeah, there've been a couple of stumbles," John Boehner acknowledged Tuesday. The House speaker had spoken with dry understatement.


  11. Atlantic Coast holds energy promiseRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Robesonian

    As we all know, a serious winter storm barreled up the East Coast last week, dropping nearly 3 feet of snow in areas, cutting off power for some folks and shutting down entire cities. While the Northeast braced for a monumental blizzard, we saw the effects right here in North Carolina, with flight cancellations out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.


  12. Reps. Robin Kelly and Mike Simpson join forces on oral care for low-income AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Rep. Robin Kelly and Rep. Mike Simpson have teamed up to support The Action for Dental Health Act of 2015, H.R. 539, would authorize Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grants to support volunteer dental projects. The American Dental Association's Action for Dental Health, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson have one thing in common and a strong bond: a desire to improve dental health and especially the dental health of underserved, low-income Americans.


  13. Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Switched

    Republicans in Congress aim to revamp an anti-regulatory law from the Newt Gingrich era in an effort to paralyze new financial, environmental and labor rules with a never-ending string of court challenges. Next week, the House will consider a bill to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995, which then-Speaker Gingrich shepherded through Congress.


  14. Immigration Advocates Try To Assuage Fears Over Executive ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Switched

    As undocumented immigrants prepare to apply for President Barack Obama's new deportation relief programs, they're also facing a barrage of concerning news. House Republicans voted to end the policies.


  15. 10 Things you need to know about Flint waterRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | NewsCenter 25

    Flint residents were notified by mail. 4. The city says the water is safe and has improved water levels.


  16. The Democrats have apparently decided to spot us NY-11.Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | RedState

    Jolly good of yet another competitive special election in the Empire State. Democrats were preparing to nominate former Rep. Michael E. McMahon or Assemblyman Michael Cusick in order to put the seat into play and, at a minimum, lay the foundation for a full takeover push in the 2016 general election.


  17. Congressional leaders gather for training on faith and governingRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Deseret News

    This story is part of the Deseret News National Edition , which focuses on the issues that resonate with American families. That was the question guiding a day-long conference for elected officials this week in Washington, D.C. With the help of Union Theological Seminary professors and panelists drawn from a variety of faith-based organizations, participants explored how government leaders can obey the legal separation of church and state while remaining true to their own faith convictions.


  18. Deal names Brenau's Hinton to state higher education boardRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Gov. Nathan Deal this week installed Brenau Vice President for Financial Services Toby Hinton as a member of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission . Georgia lawmakers established the commission in 1990 to regulate private colleges and universities, both nonprofit institutions like Brenau as well as for-profit entities involved in higher education.


  19. Rand Paul rips Jeb Bush as a hypocrite for pot smoking pastRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Sen. Rand Paul is calling out Jeb Bush for hypocrisy after revelations Bush smoked pot in high school even though Bush opposed legalizing medical marijuana as Governor of Florida. "You would think he'd have a little more understanding then," Paul said on Friday, in comments to The Hill after the Boston Globe reported Bush had used the drug in the late 60s during his student days Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.


  20. White House grapples with fraught terrorism languageRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of "Islamic extremism," settling for the more generic "violent extremism."