Politics 2014: Timing is everything

The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
Grading Obama's first 100 days into second term

Grading Obama's first 100 days into second term

President Obama passed the 100-day mark of his second term vowing to soldier on for his agenda while recognizing the limitations of working within a divided government.
Politics 2013: Report on the GOP a 'five-alarm blast,' but will people act?

Politics 2013: Report on the GOP a 'five-alarm blast,' but will people act?

The sweeping report on problems facing the Republican Party calls for a lot of soul-searching and rethinking if the GOP wants to emerge from the identity muck in which it is wallowing after having lost the last two U.S. presidential elections.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

$10M gift given to University at Buffalo

BUFFALO , N.Y., June 12 (UPI) -- The University at Buffalo in New York says it received a gift of $10 million to establish a new heart-vascular disease research center.

Older U.S. voters still a big factor

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Senior citizens have continued to be a big share of the vote in this year's U.S. presidential primaries in spite of the growing youth vote.

Analysts question Obama's broader appeal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- With a win in South Carolina under his belt, analysts wonder if Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama can win states without a large black voter bloc.

U.S. poll: 72 percent dissatisfied

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Exactly 12 months before the next federal election, 72 percent of U.S. citizens said they are unhappy with the country's course, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed.

Fox TV bans the word 'retarded' from air

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Fox Broadcasting President Peter Ligouri has banned use of the word "retarded" in response to a complaint from a Down Syndrome advocacy group.

Joe Bob's Week in Review

The Supreme Court ruled that an adult video and sexual paraphernalia shop called Victor's Secret -- later renamed Victor's Little Secret -- could keep doing bus

Of Human Interest: News lite

Two prosecutors from the D.A.'s office in Jefferson Parish -- New Orleans -- are in trouble with their boss for wearing neckties depicting a hangman's noose and the Grim Reaper at a recent hearing in a capital murder case.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International
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