Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War...


After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

School Shooting Is It Different

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...


Democrats count on new Pennsylvania map as keystone to House majority

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When it comes to this fall’s congressional elections, Pennsylvania is likely to live up to its nickname as the “Keystone State.” Before last week, Pennsylvania was already home to several competitive, high-profile races for House seats. Now, it is becoming the anchor...


Graham's body to make journey from mountains to Charlotte

Billy Graham Procession

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham’s body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. The procession begins late Saturday morning with a ceremonial departure from a mountain chapel at the training center...


Pharma titan's New Jersey Senate bid will test voter views on drug prices

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Bob Hugin helped build a pharmaceutical powerhouse. As he seeks to claim the seat of an embattled Democratic senator in New Jersey, that legacy could be both a blessing and a burden. Raised in Union City, a blue-collar town at the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel, Hugin, 63, was the...


Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

Trump Russia Probe Bankers

NEW YORK (AP) — Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. The most serious exposure may be for a...


Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk 'betrayal'

Trump Guns Backlash

DENVER (AP) — As President Donald Trump talked this week about banning “bump stocks” and curbing young people’s access to guns, the gun owners and advocates who helped propel his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal. Trump’s flirtation with a set of modest gun control measures drew...


WP-Bloomberg correction: RAPEKITS

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This correction refers to RAPEKITS (Contrera, Post) that moved Feb. 20. --- A Washington Post article about about the testing of rape kits in Virginia misspells the first name of Kristen Pine, chief programs officer at the area’s YWCA. - - - The Washington Post News...


WP-Bloomberg correction: VIRGINIA-DEMS

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This correction refers to VIRGINIA-DEMS (Portnoy, Post) that moved Feb. 17. --- A Washington Post article about a Democratic candidates forum in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District incorrectly said that candidate Dan Helmer wants Medicaid for all. Helmer supports a...


Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

School Shooting Florida Teachers Return

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don’t go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them. Rumsky was among those who traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers...

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