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Blacks change course, head back to the South

Blacks change course, head back to the South

The Great Migration, the 60-year escape from segregation and racism that brought American blacks to the North, has reversed course. Better jobs and quality of life in the South are…

Obama makes first move in budget chess match

Obama makes first move in budget chess match

The president’s budget has all the trappings of a financial document — ledgers, tables, economic projections. But it is, foremost, a political declaration. With this budget, President Barack Obama cast…

Report outlines risk of energy drinks

Report outlines risk of energy drinks

Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn’t use the popular products. The potential harms, caused…

Welcome to America’s poorest county

Welcome to America’s poorest county

In the barren grasslands of Ziebach County, there’s almost nothing harder to find in winter than a job. This is America’s poorest county, where more than 60 percent of people…

Can Palin deliver with her different approach?

Can Palin deliver with her different approach?

She says what she wants, does what she wants and makes no apologies. And love her or hate her, you can’t really argue with this: Politics as usual has never…

GOP says Obama’s too timid on budget cuts

GOP says Obama’s too timid on budget cuts

Republicans are mocking President Obama’s $3.73 trillion budget for 2012 for waving feebly at historically huge federal deficits. As if to show how it should be done, they are ready…

Can John Ensign restore his reputation?

Can John Ensign restore his reputation?

His conservative reputation wounded by the true-life soap opera of an extramarital affair and a betrayed best friend, Nevada Sen. John Ensign is trying to revive his political career and…

Palin hires chief of staff for PAC

Palin hires chief of staff for PAC

Sarah Palin has hired longtime political strategist Michael Glassner as chief of staff of her political action committee. The hire, confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday morning by Palin…

Time out from nastiness? Not around here

Time out from nastiness? Not around here

President Barack Obama? Weak, a socialist and a liar. Liberals? Monsters and a cancer. Former Vice President Dick Cheney? Called a war criminal, “murdering scum” and a draft dodger —…

Obama’s budget: $3.73 trillion

Obama’s budget: $3.73 trillion

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.73 trillion spending blueprint that pledges $1.1 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade through spending cuts and tax increases. Obama’s new…