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  • Cerebral, Low-Key Martin Looney Takes Over As Senate Leader

    Cerebral, Low-Key Martin Looney Takes Over As Senate Leader
    Ambitious elementary school students throughout the country often spend time memorizing all kinds of facts. Some memorize the state capitals, others American presidents. As a 10-year-old, Marty Looney decided to memorize all the winners of the Heisman...
  • Democrats are all but extinct in the South

    WASHINGTON The ailing Democratic Party, its stature as a national party teetering, appears poised to be staggered again Saturday if underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu loses her bid for re-election as expected in Louisiana. The likely win by Republican Rep. Bill...
  • After the Civil War, freedom and ... what?

    PHILADELPHIA The Civil War ended, the constitutional amendments abolishing slavery and establishing civil and legal humanity of African Americans passed a new day dawned in 19th-century America. Meet the new day, same as the old day. Reconstruction ended...
  • Congress bestows favors for Florida

    WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....
  • Senate approves new surgeon general

    Senate approves new surgeon general
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's stalled choices for government posts before Republicans take power in Congress next...
  • New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

    Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. The 51-43 vote makes...
  • California receives U.S. funding for earthquake early-warning system

    California has received congressional funding to begin rolling out an earthquake early-warning system next year, capping nearly a decade of planning, setbacks and technological breakthroughs, officials said Sunday. Scientists have long planned to make...
  • Report on torture is worthy of publication

    The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture is worthy of publication and should trigger a vigorous investigation of those who ordered treatment that resulted in the death of a number of detainees. First, the report makes clear...
  • For better or worse, spending bill passes

    As British comedian John Oliver not long ago observed, Congress never loses its capacity to disappoint you. The omnibus 10-month $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by the U.S. Senate over the weekend following a close vote in the House last Thursday...
  • State Sen. Witkos Of Canton Is Ranking Member Of Legislative Committees

    State Sen. Witkos Of Canton Is Ranking Member Of Legislative Committees
    CANTON — State Sen. Kevin Witkos will serve as a ranking member of the legislature's general law committee along with the higher education and employment advancement committee during the session that starts Jan. 7, his office has announced....
  • Troubling ambivalence

    The Senate Intelligence Committee's report detailing the CIA's so-called "enhanced interrogation" program offers all thoughtful Americans an opportunity to shine a light on a troubling ambivalence. We like to think of ourselves as a special nation whose...