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  • Hillary Clinton back in Iowa with presidential speculation on the menu

    For the first time in years, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa today, headlining a huge Democratic cookout that has fired already fierce speculation on when—not whether—she will formally announce a bid for president. The 37th annual...
  • Senate candidate in Kansas is a serial business and political entrepreneur

    Greg Orman once lent money to actress Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds and her son wanted to turn her large collection of Hollywood memorabilia into a museum in Tennessee. Orman liked the idea and lent their company more than $1.6 million in 2002. But the...
  • Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]

    Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]
    Dear Diary: Looks as though our folks must finally come clean on Benghazi. In my defense, the attack on our consulate occurred in the middle of my re-election campaign. Mitt Romney and the Republicans were banging me pretty good about foreign policy...
  • Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie tries to get noticed

    TALLAHASSEE — If the race for governor were a popularity contest, Adrian Wyllie would feel good about his odds. Wyllie, 44, a former radio host and IT consultant from Palm Harbor, is taking the longest of long shots by running on the Libertarian...
  • Deep Red Kansas Seat Could Be Up For Grabs

    Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let'...
  • Congress Needs To Vote On Fighting Islamic State

    Congress Needs To Vote On Fighting Islamic State
    If the United States is going to be involved in another protracted war in the Middle East — as the destruction of the Islamic State would require — then certainly Congress should sign on to it. Under the Constitution, Congress declares war....
  • Plan to divide California into six states fails to qualify for ballot

    A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states failed to collect enough signatures to put it on the November 2016 ballot, state officials said on Friday, as the group behind the plan criticized the rejection. The Six Californias campaign...
  • Rising Tuition Needs Immediate Attention

    Regarding "Help With College Costs" [Sept. 10, Page 1], about the cost of tuition and its impact upon those wanting a college education: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan is not new or unique. Elizabeth Warren has proposed student loan legislation that...
  • Congress, state leaders pledge to tackle labor tax-law dodge

    WASHINGTON Key lawmakers in Washington have pledged to look further into a McClatchy report on companies with federal contracts that defied labor laws in order to avoid their tax obligations. Democrats and Republicans expressed outrage about the...
  • New sparks fly between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee

    WASHINGTON Tensions between the CIA and its congressional overseers erupted anew this week when CIA Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized intrusions into computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee to compile a damning...
  • Christie stumps with Scott in conservative North Florida

    Christie stumps with Scott in conservative North Florida
    CRAWFORDVILLE – Florida’s campaign for governor is already a race to the base.   Republican Gov. Rick Scott brought some star power alongside New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to tell a conservative crowd battling sweltering heat in an Old...