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  • Friends, family pay tribute to late-Sen. McGovern

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Friends, family and former colleagues paused before the flag-draped casket of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern on Thursday to pay tribute to the liberal Democrat …


  • Sioux Falls braces for crowds at McGovern services

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s largest city is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and …


  • After spat, La. to have 1st black chief justice

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a racially tinged power struggle inside its own ranks, ruling Tuesday that Bernette Johnson should be the state’s first black chief …


  • Friends memorialize ex-Sen. Arlen Specter in Pa.

    NARBERTH, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter was an “irreplaceable” force who approached politics — and life — with grit and determination, a who’s who of politicians and …


  • Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Ex-centrist Specter died fighting for moderation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and played starring …


  • Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with …


  • State Dep’t rejects call for UN ambassador to quit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign. Rep. Peter King of …


  • Obama, Romney trade tough words over attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a beloved ambassador dead and anti-American turmoil in Arab nations spreading, the presidential candidates are challenging each other on their foreign policy credentials and on who …


  • Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic …


  • Transcript of Bill Clinton’s remarks

    A transcript of former President Bill Clinton’s remarks Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Democratic Party: ___


  • Obama to try to make case for sticking with him

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Don’t expect President Barack Obama to try to reinvent himself next week at the Democratic Party’s national convention. Instead, he and a slew of his defenders …


  • ICE chief of staff resigns amid misconduct claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least …


  • Ryan’s night: Accepts ‘calling of my generation’

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seizing the campaign spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accepted “the calling of my generation” to help lead the country in tough times Wednesday night and …


  • Romney sweeps to nomination; convention raps Obama

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention, every mention of his name cheered by delegates …

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