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  • Official dangles prospect of Apple plant

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida may be trying to entice Apple Inc. to build a manufacturing plant in the state. Or a top economic-development leader could just be using the prospect of landing the company to get state lawmakers to allow more leeway on...
  • Expect Friday job numbers to be fixed [Letter]

    Expect Friday job numbers to be fixed [Letter]
    President Barack Obama's modus operandi is to do what he always does. This Friday will be the last unemployment rate released until after the November election. The next numbers come out three days after the Nov. 4 election so President Obama has to lie...
  • McConnell wraps opponent in Obama, gains edge in Kentucky Senate race

    LEXINGTON, Ky. When Jim Cauley returned to Pikeville, Ky., this month for his 30th high school reunion, he heard familiar complaints from old classmates. "I can't believe you did that to us," Cauley said. "That's their favorite line." Though a native of...
  • Republican Baker pulls even with Democrat in Massachusetts governor race

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Republican businessman Charlie Baker has pulled even with Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race to be the next governor of Massachusetts, a series of new polls showed. Coakley, who would be the first woman...
  • FCC considering ban of Redskins name

    FCC considering ban of Redskins name
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday....
  • Why so many voters care so little about the midterm elections

    The looming midterm elections, which will decide whether the U.S. Senate is run by Democrats or Republicans, has been called "the Seinfeld election," because so much of the campaign seems to be about nothing. But that's not quite right. The problem is...
  • U.S. judge dismisses Republican challenge to SEC pay-to-play rule

    (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington late on Tuesday dismissed a challenge by two state Republican parties of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule that imposes restrictions on asset managers who donate to political campaigns, handing the...
  • China facing growing U.S. pressure over Hong Kong protests

    China facing growing U.S. pressure over Hong Kong protests
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is facing growing U.S. pressure to show restraint during mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, with the issue to be raised in high-level U.S.-Chinese talks and a prominent U.S. lawmaker expressing "grave concerns." A...
  • FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Ignored House contests may hold surprises

    Albert R. Hunt: Ignored House contests may hold surprises
    There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thanks to shifting population patterns and redistricting, the Republicans start with an...
  • Attorney General confirmations are often partisan clashes

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama hasn't named a replacement for outgoing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., but that future nominee can count on a contentious Senate confirmation process, whether it happens in the November lame-duck session or next...