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Public wants Senate action on court, but interest is modest

Posted 4/13/2016 in National

Nearly 2 in 3 Americans back Democrats' demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court.



Defense wants delay in Charleston black-church shooting trial

Posted 4/13/2016 in National

The defense is asking for a delay in the state death-penalty trial of a man charged with gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study inside a Charleston church last year.



Country artists condemn LGBT laws, but labels silent

Posted 4/13/2016 in National

Several country music artists and songwriters have condemned proposed laws that critics say discriminate against LGBT people, but anyone looking for reaction from the record labels and production companies on Nashville's Music Row has heard only the sound of silence.



Candidates with the muscle could alter GOP convention rules

Posted 4/12/2016 in National

With the Republican nominating convention less than 100 days away, the GOP's presidential candidate isn't the only thing still up for grabs. Also in play: The rules by which the nominee will be chosen.



Trump cries foul over presidential process as he presses campaign forward

Posted 4/11/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blasting the way the country chooses presidential party nominees as "corrupt" and "crooked" as he grapples with the potential of a brokered convention that he risks losing.



Voters stand by Trump as champion of political incorrectness

Posted 4/11/2016 in National

Donald Trump's inflammatory statements about Mexican immigrants, Muslim refugees and women who get abortions may eventually be his campaign's undoing, some analysts say.



Officials: Group that hit Brussels planned 2nd France attack

Posted 4/11/2016 in National

The extremists who struck Brussels last month and killed 32 people initially planned to launch a second assault on France in the wake of the November attacks in Paris, authorities said Sunday.



Reports: Panama firm usurped name of Red Cross to hide money

Posted 4/11/2016 in National

The law firm at the center of the Panama offshore accounts scandal routinely usurped the name of the Red Cross and other charities to help obscure the origin of millions of dollars in questionable funds, two newspapers involved in the investigation reported Sunday.



Military leaders struggle to navigate 2016's politics

Posted 4/9/2016 in National

Senior military leaders take their political neutrality seriously.



Want to be a delegate to the GOP convention? It's not easy

Posted 4/9/2016 in National

So, you want to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention?



Poll: Clinton may be likable enough -- next to Trump

Posted 4/9/2016 in National

In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm. This is not a normal year.



From Ronnie to a fan: more than 100 Reagan letters for sale

Posted 4/8/2016 in National

Long before he was president of the United States or even governor of California, Ronald Reagan had an army of star-struck movie fans who wrote him letters -- and who to their surprise often got a personal reply.



Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn't want them

Posted 4/8/2016 in National

Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth.



Anchorwoman's ouster exposes risks for whites talking race

Posted 4/7/2016 in National

After losing her job as a TV anchor over her Facebook post about a deadly mass shooting in a black neighborhood near Pittsburgh, Wendy Bell was frustrated that those who were offended by what she said had missed her point.



Kasich pitches himself as a sturdy alternative to GOP rivals

Posted 4/1/2016 in National

Often an afterthought in the chaotic GOP presidential contest, John Kasich is soldiering on with the belief that he can convince hundreds of delegates to swing his way at a contested summer convention by warning that the alternative could be detrimental to the party and the country.



Abortion flub shows risks of 'winging it' on policy

Posted 4/1/2016 in National

It was a question sure to come up at some point in the Republican primary campaign.



Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

Posted 4/1/2016 in National

Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to their party's nomination.



War on women? GOP silent as Trump sounds off on abortion

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

Frustrated Republicans grappled with new fears about Donald Trump's impact on their party Wednesday, as the billionaire businessman's campaign rivals targeted his punitive plan for fighting abortion and extraordinary defense of his campaign manager, who police say assaulted a female reporter.



Secret Service agents didn't flinch at reporter Trump calls threat

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

Donald Trump said he was worried that a reporter walking with him through a ballroom and asking questions earlier this month may have been armed with a bomb or a knife, disguised as a pen.



Top aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigns amid scandal

Posted 3/31/2016 in National

A top political aide to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Wednesday, a week after he publicly admitted making inappropriate remarks to her but denied the two ever had an affair.



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