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Mitch McConnell achieves a major goal

Mitch McConnell achieves a major goal

As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He’s never…

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

A big GOP sweep in governor’s races

Republicans swept governor’s races across the country Tuesday, holding on to control of key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Ohio and scoring upsets in Democratic bastions like Maryland, Massachusetts…

More wins for legal marijuana advocates

More wins for legal marijuana advocates

Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use. The advocates believed…

Is texting dangerous? Damn right but we still do it

Is texting dangerous? Damn right but we still do it

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they…

Who will win, who will lose in Tuesday’s elections?

Who will win, who will lose in Tuesday’s elections?

Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake. President Barack…

A lot of stake in Tuesday’s mid-term elections

A lot of stake in Tuesday’s mid-term elections

Above all else, what’s at stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate. That, in turn, will shape the fate of President Barack Obama’s agenda for the…

Brittany Maynard died on her terms

Brittany Maynard died on her terms

Brittany Maynard’s last days started a national conversation about whether it’s OK for a terminally ill person to end their own life. Now that she has died, it’s time to…

A new World Trade Center opens in New York City

A new World Trade Center opens in New York City

The silvery, 1,776-foot skyscraper that rose from the ashes of 9/11 to become a symbol of American resilience opened for business Monday, as 175 employees of the magazine publishing giant…

With Senate at stake, the focus is on Obama

With Senate at stake, the focus is on Obama

On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it’s time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people to vote. Republicans have claimed new…

Hillary Clinton shows off her family ties

Hillary Clinton shows off her family ties

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Illinois, learned the nitty-gritty of politics in Arkansas and represented New York in the U.S. Senate. But her daylong visit here served notice that,…