August 11, 2014

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Community calendar

Joseph Kershaw Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a wreath-laying ceremony at the Camden Battlefield on Flat Rock Road. Guided tours...

SCSU to get $12M under state plan

Trustees unanimously accepted the committee's “proposal in concept reserving to the board the right to continue appropriate discussions” with Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman...

The Register's Editorial: It's difficult for NCAA to defend its system

NBCNews.com As big-time college athletics have gotten bigger and richer, talk of giving “student athletes” a piece of the action has gotten louder. Friday a federal...

Palmieri re-elected, eight new faces for County Commission

Steve Douglas (334) and David Gaut (304) came out on top in District 2, while incumbent Patterson had 258 votes. In District 3, where three...

Signs Of The Fed's Era Of Secrecy Coming To An End

Novelist/reporter Matthew Quirk's The Directive does for he Fed what Alan Drury did for Senate intrigue with his Pulitzer Prize winning Advise and Consent, what...

We won't all be rooned by emissions trading

Kathleen McIntyre Armidale. A world of difference. Jose Ramos-Horta's opinions are coloured more by the experience of his struggle for Timor's independence, alongside the advocates...

Perry focuses on border security; businesses focus on reform

... naked truth about celebrity photo hack scandal · Read Story. Quick Links. Photo & Video · Rekha Basu · Kathie Obradovich · A Better...

Connecticut primary Tuesday expected to draw about 25 percent of GOP members

Republican Gubernatorial candidate John McKinney (right) answers a question from Mark Davis of WTNH News 8, during the Connecticut Governor's Race, Republican Primary Forum at...

Minorities Day marked with call to ensure rights

The Express Tribune Minorities' Day was observed on Monday with calls for amendments to the Constitution ensuring equality for religious minorities, effective implementation of five percent...

SACUA addresses the release of student data for research

During the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs' regular meeting Monday, the committee spoke with James Hilton, vice provost for digital education initiatives and the...

Aussie Rate-Cut Bets Derail World-Beating Gain: Australia Credit

“We see the RBA raising rates in February of next year, and the market has got half a chance of a cut at that time,”...

Lynchburg College receives first of two gifts for physician assistant program

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Two years ago, Bruce Poliquin kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign at a tea party event and courted voters within the...

Liberal Dems in a funk over Obama inaction

USA TODAY CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. With a Democrat in the White House and enjoying a majority in the Senate, liberals ought to be happy. ... Civil liberties: Many...

Justin Trudeau First Nations transparency comments draw fire from Tories

Trudeau also expelled from his caucus every Liberal senator, proposing the prime minister do the same in an effort to render the Senate non-partisan. He...

Senate audit tricky as illegal spending difficult to discern: Opposition leader

The auditor is reviewing each senator's spending going back three years, prompted by revelations of alleged bogus housing and travel claims, which led to criminal...

The Altamont Pass — good for renewable energy, bad for birds

(blog)... Carolina Hidalgo · CAROLYN RAMSEY · carpool · Carrie Schwalbe · Carry Swenson · Casey Miner · Castle Dashwood · Castle Rock ·...

Rancher wants independence in politics

“Throughout our political history, great things were accomplished by senators and congressmen who laid aside their party's political agenda and worked together to pass meaningful...

Now might be a good time to panic, Mr. Harper

(subscription) (subscription)The party's image has taken heavy damage in the last year over the Senate scandal. Now that the RCMP have formally charged Mike...

New Report Is The Latest Confirmation That SCOTUS Was Wrong About The VRA

Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsberg wrote a scathing dissent that not only contradicted the Majority's claim that we have moved on from the era in which the...

Milke: Weighing political perks against politicians' value

Beyond the criminal behaviour (former federal Liberal cabinet minister Joe Fontana's conviction for fraud, forgery and breach of trust) and alleged malfeasance (the 31 charges...

90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

(subscription) (subscription)The state Senate approved the ratification resolution on a 39-11 vote in May, and backers hope for a similar outcome in the House...

AEI Panel Remembers Watergate

- Part IMoneynewsThe American Enterprise Institute (AEI) convened a panel of experts Aug. 1 to recall the Watergate scandal, which came to a head...

Mitch McConnell's long and winding road in Kentucky

3, 2013, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as he speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm,...

Senate audit tricky as illegal spending difficult to discern, says Opposition ...

The auditor is reviewing each senator's spending going back three years, prompted by revelations of alleged bogus housing and travel claims, which led to criminal...

CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: Overtime optics

NBCNews.com (blog)It's a modern-day version of “Swing Vote,” the maligned Kevin Costner movie where the fate of the presidential election hangs on one man's vote.

Election 2014: Attorney general, fate of state Senate top primary races

Boston Globe Democrats are also vying for the seat left open by another veteran state lawmaker, Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville. In that race, state Rep. Janis...

Newman wins county mayor, charter fails

In that district, David Smith had given up his seat to seek the county mayor's seat, and Ray Moffett, who is also a current commissioner,...

Royals doing basics well enough to smell October

(blog)Jarrod Dyson is a real weapon at the bottom of the batting order. He just needs to make contact, then his legs take over.

Hillary Clinton gives liberals 2008 deja vu

Liberal grass-roots darlings such as Elizabeth Warren have said they are not running, and there's no Obama-like figure on the scene. Also, unlike 2008, there...

Davis: Rape victim knew case could be raised in guv race

(blog)HOUSTON – Wendy Davis said Monday that the rape victim at the center of her campaign's first TV ad was aware her case may...

MADD's Campaign has Strengthened Drunk Driving Laws in 24 States

This legislation was sponsored by Senator Joel Lourie, along with co-sponsors Larry Martin, Brad Hutto and Ronnie Cromer. Representatives Eddie Tallon, Kit Spires and Rick...

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 12

Miami-Dade Police stressed Monday that the slaying of Joseph Raksin appears to have been a robbery gone bad. But they ... U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson...

Tories perpetuate all-party cycle of entitlement: Steward

In July the RCMP laid 31 charges against Mike Duffy, a Conservative senator and important party fundraiser. The list of allegations reads as though Duffy...

CNN's GUT CHECK for August 11, 2014

(blog)Meanwhile, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul both made trips to the Hawkeye state last week. 's Peter Hamby says Paul...

Dotty Lynch, political pollster who later worked for CBS News, dies at 69

She managed an in-house team of researchers who provided polling and analysis to anchors and correspondents such as Mike Wallace, Bob Schieffer, Diane Sawyer and...

" New Report: Carbon Emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline Vastly ...

" New Report: Carbon Emissions from Keystone XL Pipeline Vastly ... (blog)America was outraged by the NFL superstar. So, what about Alabama's federal judge who...

Iraq's president snubs al-Maliki, picks veteran lawmaker as new head of ...

... writers Sinan Salaheddin in Baghdad, Matthew Lee and Lolita C. Baldor in Sydney, Lara Jakes and Ken Dilanian in Washington, Nedra Pickler and Julie...

Mesa: Where nasty, nice politics collide

Mesa resident Denis LeBlanc passes campaign signs for Ralph Heap and Bob Worsley on Friday. Heap and Worsley, running for state Senate in District 25,...

Concha: From ISIS to Health Care, Hillary's Media Allies Rewriting History

By the following year, after Mrs. Clinton's proposal basically got laughed out of the room by most lawmakers–even by her own party–Democratic Senate Majority Leader...

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Celebrities Promote ALS Awareness, Washboard Abs

"The only way to get the House to change their mind would be either the Senate sends a strong bipartisan message by passing an AUMF...

Stewart crash inquiry focuses on lighting, track

Greg Zipadelli, competition director of Stewart-Haas Racing, addresses members of the media before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Sunday,...

Marco Rubio 2016: Could Baldness Hurt Presidential Campaign?

Although Rubio was born in Miami, his Cuban roots could help with Hispanic and immigrant voters, an attractive proposition for the GOP, which needs more...

Elliott to lead VennSquared office

EY TAPS ATALLA TO HEAD GOVERNMENT PRACTICE: Global audit firm EY — once known as Ernst & Young — announced Monday that George Atalla will...

Ah, the luck -

Winnipeg Free Press - and love -- of the IrishWinnipeg Free Press... Dr. Annette Trimbee, University of Winnipeg's president and vice-chancellor; Callie Costello, founder of Callie's...

WKU to cut ribbon on Downing Student Union Aug. 29

The Hilltopper football team will host the Bowling Green Falcons at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium across the street, with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Before the...

Allmendinger's win was a positive on challenging weekend (VIDEO)

27d. Canandaigua Motorsports Park cancels... RATUDORdebrief 27d. Road America's state of the union: Good NASCAR,... Photo: McInnis Image/SCCA 27d. Josef Newgarden wins Formula F race...

Today in History

In 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1983, Guion S. Bluford...

24th Amendment closed poll tax loopholes

TAHLEQUAH — When voting rights were extended to black Americans through amendment to the U.S. Constitution after the Civil War, the defeated southern states immediately...

Senator Joe Scarnati | Statement on Flatirons Ending Marcellus ...

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) has issued the following statement regarding the Flatirons Development, LLC decision concerning the Brandon-Day well: “Flatirons...

Romney to stump for GOP hopefuls in West Virginia

On the same day, progressive star Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., headlined an event for Tennant in Shepherdstown. Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota...