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Kentucky clerk case divides religious liberty advocates

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has become a hero to many conservative Christians who see her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage as a litmus test for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture.



GOP leaders face difficult battle to avert shutdown

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

No government shutdown this year, Republican congressional leaders say. But with Congress, it's never easy.


Trump embraces role as bully, bids Perry a thorny farewell

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

A growing divide has emerged in the Republican Party's unruly presidential contest, as the race bid farewell to a once-powerful White House contender.

Challenging Clinton, Sanders seeks black support in South

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has been driven almost entirely by white supporters.

GOP candidate Walker proposes vast union restrictions

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker today will call for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to replicate nationwide his successful effort as Wisconsin's governor to curb the power of unions.


Trump on 'Tonight Show:' Will apologize 'if I'm ever wrong'

Posted 9/12/2015 in National

Donald Trump clarified, sort of, a long-standing question about his personality during an appearance on Friday's "Tonight Show."


At ground zero, 9/11 anniversary now both public and private

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

After years as a private commemoration, the anniversary of Sept. 11 at ground zero now also has become an occasion for public reflection on the site of the terror attacks.


Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year.



After insulting Fiorina, Trump tested by wave of criticism

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

A wave of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike rose Thursday after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump insulted the physical appearance of Carly Fiorina, his party's only female White House contender.



Biden says he's unsure he can commit fully to be president

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Vice President Joe Biden said he is overwhelmed at times by his son's death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president, in an emotional interview that cast a deep pall over his deliberations about the 2016 presidential race.



11 Republicans to share stage in next debate

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Eleven Republican presidential candidates have qualified for next week's primetime debate.



House continues effort to snarl Iran deal

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

The House is continuing to flex its muscles on the Iran nuclear deal even though the Senate has already sealed its fate in Congress.


Republicans try to derail Iran nuclear deal in the House

Posted 9/10/2015 in National

Conservative House Republicans have embarked on an eleventh-hour political maneuver to derail the Iranian nuclear deal, saying they can't vote on it until the president coughs up copies of side deals Tehran negotiated with atomic inspectors.

Clerk who denied gay-marriage licenses goes back to work

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

After a five-day stint in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will return to work this week to face another day of reckoning.


For Hillary Clinton, an apology at last for email controversy

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

It took three interviews and five days for Hillary Rodham Clinton to say "I'm sorry."



Iran nuclear deal gains momentum; opponents step up pressure

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

The Iran nuclear deal is taking center stage in the presidential campaign as the agreement gains steam on Capitol Hill and lawmakers prepare for what could be the most consequential foreign policy vote of their careers.


Alabama murder mystery: What happened to Harper Lee's book?

Posted 9/9/2015 in National

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Harper Lee politely knocked on truck driver Robert Louis Burns' door in rural Alabama one day more than three decades ago and asked him about the preacher he killed.


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