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  • The Stan Simpson Show: Obama's Second Term, Capitol News, UConn Sports

    In the first segment, Stan talks with University of Hartford associate professor Bilal Sekou about some of the controversial issues that have arisen during President Barack Obama's second term. Up next, Christine Stewart of www.ctnewsjunkie.com talks...
  • Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

    President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." The challenge for the Democratic...
  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    8:30 p.m. (EDT) Sen. Marco Rubio, a Spanish speaker whose parents came to the United States from Cuba, says English should be the country's official language. But, he says, resources should still be available in school for students who don't speak...
  • Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

    Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrated National Poetry Month at the White House by inviting student poets...
  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

    Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of...
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78....
  • Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions

    President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    The big question, 5 years after the oil spill: How is the Gulf? Scientists, BP differ Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico is doing, but there are many questions. Here are some of them:...
  • Echos of 2008 campaign linger as Hillary take message to the people

    Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott was petrified when Bronko's bartender Russ Panning pulled out a bottle of Crown Royal to give Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a shot alongside Crown Point Mayor Dave Uran and McDermott in April 2008. "It...
  • Cardinal Francis George dies at 78; head of Chicago Archdiocese

    Cardinal Francis George dies at 78; head of Chicago Archdiocese
    Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78. George, who retired as...
  • Wyden knows his challenge on trade: fellow Democrats

    WASHINGTON "Trade has never been for the faint-hearted," Sen. Ron Wyden said Friday morning, less than 24 hours after announcing a bipartisan agreement on legislation to promote trade deals. The Oregon Democrat is in the unenviable position of being...