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56 min ago | The Washington Post

America's real ice bucket challenge

I'm just back from vacation in Europe, where, to judge from the political headlines coming out of the United States, this country had no greater care than which of its leaders would next be soaked in cold water.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Bill Clinton, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Ferguson, MO, Medicare, Health, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Switched

Diane Sawyer's Most 'Special' ABC News Career Moments

Wednesday night marked Diane Sawyer's last day as anchor of ABC's "World News." The veteran journalist, who announced in June that she would be stepping down from her post, signed off and will be succeeded by David Muir.


Related Topix: Good Morning America, Entertainment, Television, Journalism, Iraq, World News, 60 Minutes, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Bill Clinton, US News

9 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

How should Hillary Clinton deploy Bill in 2016?

This chart suggests that when Bill's approval rating increases by 1 unit, Hillary's approval increases by about 1/2 in the same direction, indicated by .527 in the 'Coef.'

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Based on real-life experiences 'Trying' is onstage at International City Theatre

" Trying " is set in 1967 when Lyndon B. Johnson was in office, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis had just become an "item," protests against the Vietnam war were going strong - and Judge Francis Biddle , former Attorney General under Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Chief Judge at the Nuremburg Trials, is 81 years old.


Related Topix: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

BBC News

'Abysmal NI leaders stuck in past'

A senior aide to former US president Bill Clinton has accused Northern Ireland politicians of an "abysmal abdication of leadership".


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, Irish Republican Army

Wall Street Journal

AFL-CIO's Trumka: Democrats Need New Economic Team in 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , or any other potential Democratic candidate in the next presidential race, may need to have a plan to close the revolving door of Democratic economic advisers if she hopes to gain stronger support from America's labor movement.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Pope to honor dead on both sides of WWI next month

Pope Francis will honor the dead from both sides of World War I during a visit next month to northern Italy that witnessed some of the decisive final battles of the conflict.


Nashville Scene

American surrealists at the Frist offer a specific sort of strange

When we think about surrealism, words like strange, weird, absurd and bizarre naturally come to mind.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Weird

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Wisconsin Civil War veteran will be posthumously h...

A Wisconsin war veteran from long ago will be honored, over 150 years after his heroics helped shaped the outcome of the Civil War.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Kind, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Delafield, WI

Former President Bill Clinton makes a stop in Rhode Island for...

Bill Clinton comes to Rhode Island in a familiar role, as campaign star power for a candidate in Rhode Island.


Related Topix: Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Bill Clinton, Frank Caprio, US Governors

Wed Aug 27, 2014


The Guns of August

In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths in that four-year conflagration.


Related Topix: World News, Ferguson, MO, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Why John Mahama Is Likely To Win 2016 Election

I have been a student of elections since 1992, although I was not eligible to vote in that election, I have been an ardent follower of politics ever since, not as an active participant, but one who is more concern about this country and so is more than interested in knowing the political parties and their candidates at the turn of every election.


Related Topix: African-American, Bill Clinton, US Politics, John McCain, US News, World News, Ghana, Africa, John Agyekum Kufuor


Bill Clinton to stump for Maine governor hopeful

Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, party officials announced this week, shining a national spotlight on one of the most closely contended gubernatorial races of 2014.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, US Governors, Paul LePage, Portland, ME, Chris Christie


Why Obama Ignores Clear and Present Dangers

The horrific attacks of 9/11 emerged from a leadership vacuum similar to the one we are witnessing today.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Bill Clinton, Terrorism

The Wave

World War I still echoes at Pollak Library exhibit

There's far more to war than facing an enemy on the battlefield. One section of the Great War exhibit focuses on the "words of war," specifically the kinds of propaganda published during the conflict.


Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Santa Ana, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama needs tough love, not spin

Bill Burton , former Obama aide and current spinner for the White House, is miffed that people are upset about President Obama's vacations.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, George Bush, W., Entertainment

Wall Street Journal


When the firing ceased in 1918, the belligerents of World War I counted their dead, missing and wounded.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting

Cybercast News Service

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

A Union Army officer who made his last stand at the Battle of Gettysburg is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death, the result of a decades-long push by his descendants and Civil War buffs.


Related Topix: Delafield, WI

The Kane Republican

Local pilot recreating America's first fighter

Jim Neely, right, works on his Nieuport 28 at a Bradford Regional Airport hangar under the watchful eye of Matt Geer.


Related Topix: Nieuport Aircraft, Nieuport 28, Aircraft, Military Aircraft

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

4 college students killed in Ohio plane crash

A New York City teenager involved in a fiery crash on a Long Island roadway that killed his four friends is set to be sentenced.


Related Topix: Ohio, Air Accidents, Case Western Reserve University, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat


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