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Dumping old laws

August 27, 2015 FLINT — The state House voted last week to dump nearly 80 outdated or just plain dumb laws. more »»

 
 
 
Presidential hopes undercut by donors

August 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The two returning Republican presidential candidates have struggled to keep their own donors interested. A majority of the 2012 donors to former Texas Gov. more »»

Almanac

August 27, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year. more »»

Sorting the Candidates

August 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. more »»

Almanac

August 26, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2015. There are 127 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. more »»

‘Family-friendly’ workplace hypocrisy

August 25, 2015 BERKELEY — Netflix just announced it’s offering paid leave for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. Other high-tech firms are close behind. more »»

How They Voted

August 25, 2015 Last week the House and Senate tried unsuccessfully to negotiate the differences between road funding proposals both bodies have passed. more »»

Almanac

August 25, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, August 25, the 237th day of 2015. There are 128 days left in the year. more »»

Trump defines down the GOP

August 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of... more »»

Almanac

August 24, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 24, A.D. more »»

Breaking the rules

August 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers. more »»

Another education subsidy

August 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college “more affordable.” The U.S. more »»

Almanac

August 22, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, August 22, the 234th day of 2015. There are 131 days left in the year. more »»

Why Bernie Sanders’ big crowds count

August 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — When Democratic presidential candidates have campaigned in Los Angeles, it has usually been around a private fundraising event featuring Barbra Streisand or Steven Spielberg or George... more »»

Clinton seeks distance from Obama

August 21, 2015 NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama’s authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL, in some of... more »»

Almanac

August 21, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, August 21, the 233th day of 2015. There are 132 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 21, 1945, President Harry S. more »»

Off to college

August 20, 2015 FLINT — I’ve been waiting for this moment for 18 years. Strike that. I’ve been dreading this moment for 18 years. And now here it is: My little one, my only daughter, my Annie B. more »»

The summer of our discontent

August 20, 2015 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. more »»

Almanac

August 20, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2015. There are 133 days left in the year. more »»

Random Thoughts

August 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. more »»

Almanac

August 19, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, August 19, the 231st day of 2015. There are 134 days left in the year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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