October 5, 2015

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Toronto funeral mass celebrates life of tenor Michael Burgess

A capacity crowd gathered to remember the late Michael Burgess, the Canadian tenor who immortalized the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, was known...

This Surprise Candidate for Speaker Says He Can Unite the GOP Caucus. Fat Chance.

Host Chris Wallace asked him about this on this week's Fox News Sunday. Chaffetz—like McCarthy, like Boehner, like any human put in the job of...

NH Gov. Hassan's Senate Bid Could Boost Democrats for Chamber Control

(blog) (blog)“I think she's their biggest recruit of the cycle,” said Jennifer Duffy, who follows Senate races for the Cook Report. ... Michael Bennet...

PFAW Statement on Confirmation of Judge Dale Drozd

(press release)Comparisons between today's rate of judicial confirmations and the rate during the last two years of George W. Bush's presidency, when Democrats controlled...

Review: Modern Sky Festival Unites Budding Stars (Song Dongye) and Celebrities (Yoko Ono)

New Pants, cheeky and new-wavey, is one of the bands given exposure through Modern Sky festivals, and this is a band that knows what to...

As he runs for Senate, US Rep. David Jolly vows to do his job

Jolly, R-Indian Shores, never mentioned anyone by name, but he might as well have been talking about Rubio, who has been facing pointed questions on...

Cotton holds up Obama nominees over Secret Service leak on Chaffetz

"The gravity of this scandal hasn't thus far been met with appropriate action from the highest levels of the executive branch," Cotton said on the...

Amanda Cox on using R at the NYT | R-bloggers

Amanda Cox on using R at the NYT. October 5, 2015. By David Smith ... NYT uses R to forecast Senate elections. Nate Silver's departure...

Politics 204 for October 5

Housing fix: Senator and former MP Art Eggleton argues that affordable housing should be an election issue. Watching the polls: We have the insiders' scoop...

Bob Dole to return to town in Italy where he was wounded

President Bush, third from the right, meets with, from left, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, outgoing...

Oglala Sioux Tribe receives $400K for suicide prevention

PINE RIDGE (AP) — The Administration for Native Americans has awarded a $400,000 emergency grant to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to pay for activities and...

State Fair attendance jumps 22%; $400K given back

The Honored Michigan Citizens for 2015 were Marv Gans, Northville; Florence Baptist, Novi; Marion Cowan, Northville; and Barb Lewis, Novi. The grand prize for best...

ArtPrize names public vote finalists

(subscription) (subscription)1 residential market 'to watch' in US · A brewery to reach across many divides · Public-private partners begin urban housing development ·...

Montgomery's high-tech recycling center shuts down

For now, she said people can take recyclable materials to McInnis Recycling Center at 4341 Norman Bridge Road or Mount Scrap Material at 824 N.

It's a season of political discontent for Kansas moderates. But can they gear ...

Dinah Sykes, mother of two and a former PTA president, says she hears blistering discontent all the time from Johnson County neighbors — a seriously...

Today in History

In 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. Ten...

TPP negotiators reach a deal on biologics

THIS WEEK: CLINTON HEADS TO IOWA TO TALK HEALTH CARE — Hillary's heading to Davenport, as well as Mount Vernon and Council Bluffs, on Tuesday...

Senator Elizabeth Warren Emphasizes How Much “Black Lives Matter” Matters

(blog) (blog)Emmett Till. When Alabama Governor George Wallace stood before the nation and declared during his 1963 inaugural address that he would defend “segregation...

Breakfast links: Who can save Metro?

Prince George's growing: No longer dogged by scandals, Prince George's County has attracted a lot of new jobs and development. ... Should he run, he'll...

NYT Admits Mass Shooters Are Getting Their Guns via Background Checks

According to the NYT, mass shooters and alleged mass shooters who passed background checks for their guns include Chris Harper Mercer (Umpqua Community College), Dylan...

Money mars progress of 'Muni Choice Bill' - Sentinel & Enterprise

Money mars progress of 'Muni Choice Bill'Sentinel & EnterpriseStephen DiNatale has mentioned a bill he is sponsoring that, if passed, would give the city more...

POLITICO Huddle, presented by the National Association of Manufacturers ...

But on Tuesday, with a little prompting from a reporter, Senate Majority Leader McConnell divulged that he'd been talking to the president along with House...

Rock Hill activists hope SC medical marijuana bill will reduce physical pain ...

Instead, Wallace, an Army veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, and other physical ailments, has split time between her family home...

Arne Duncan's higher ed legacy

The restructuring of the student loan programs largely ended years of fighting over that issue and freed up huge sums of money that the new...

Best of the rest: Events for Oct. 5 and beyond

Includes lithography, painting, etching, sculpture and drawings. Free. 1615 Senate St. (803) 777-5752, www.artsandsciences.sc.edu/art/mcmaster_gallery. THREADS: THE ... Choose your wine or beer tipple at the...

What's Happening for September (UPDATED Oct. 5)

Fall Festival: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11, St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport, 366 Cowan Road. Children games, entertainment,...

The Populist Prophet

Sanders dutifully mentioned that the economist Stephanie Kelton is an adviser to the Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee, of which he is the ranking...

The Network Man

Nancy Lublin, a “social entrepreneur” in New York (DoSomething.org, Crisis Text Line), says, “Reid introduced me to a different world, where for the first time...

Doug Wilder lays out praise, criticism in memoir

Wilder established a successful legal practice, and then, in 1969, he won election to the state Senate. He became the first African-American to serve in...