Ex-NFL player joins Illinois’ Democratic US Senate primary
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Ex-NFL player joins Illinois’ Democratic US Senate primary

  HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A former professional football player-turned-Illinois lawmaker joined the Democratic race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, November 17, setting up a three-way contest for the chance to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. State Sen. Napoleon Harris returned to his former high school’s athletic building in the south Chicago suburb of … Continue reading

The Latest: Fiorina links Obama, Clinton to Paris attacks
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The Latest: Fiorina links Obama, Clinton to Paris attacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest from the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit, where the major GOP presidential hopefuls are wooing voters and activists for their support in the state’s March 15 primary. All times are local. 4:30 p.m. Carly Fiorina says the terrorist attacks in Paris are a direct consequence of President Barack Obama … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on guns; Sanders on wage inequality
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AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on guns; Sanders on wage inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to her campaign in the latest Democratic presidential debate. Some of the claims in the debate Saturday, November 14, night and how they compare with the facts: CLINTON: “Since we last debated in … Continue reading

First lady brings ‘Great White Way’ to White House
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First lady brings ‘Great White Way’ to White House

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is giving her regards to Broadway with a TLC special set for Thanksgiving Day broadcast. “Broadway at the White House,” a one-hour special on the history of the “Great White Way” and the craft of theater, is to be taped Monday, November 16. Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison are … Continue reading

GOP candidate Ben Carson condemns Paris attacks
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GOP candidate Ben Carson condemns Paris attacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest from the Florida Republican Party’s Sunshine Summit, where the major GOP presidential hopefuls are wooing voters and activists for their support in the state’s March 15 primary. All times are local. 8 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is condemning the terror attacks in Paris. Carson says that if … Continue reading

Bush focuses on Clinton while Rubio presses on after debate
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Bush focuses on Clinton while Rubio presses on after debate

  ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A steady debate performance may have helped keep Jeb Bush’s campaign afloat. But if Bush was good in Tuesday November 10, night’s prime-time face-off, rival Marco Rubio was probably better. And the Republican candidates’ conflicting trajectories played out in Iowa on Wednesday, November 11, as a confident Rubio worked to … Continue reading

Actor-politician Fred Thompson remembered for wit, sincerity
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Actor-politician Fred Thompson remembered for wit, sincerity

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former senator and actor Fred Thompson was remembered for his booming voice, sense of humor and sincerity at a public memorial Friday, November 6. U.S. Sen. John McCain recalled how Thompson’s funny, slightly subversive asides on the Senate floor made sometimes tedious proceedings more bearable. McCain said Thompson was a … Continue reading