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  • Senate newbie Cruz stirs more trouble for Boehner in House

    WASHINGTON -- No one could have been more pleased to see the arrival of Congress's five-week summer recess than House Speaker John Boehner. It offers a welcome breathing space in the seemingly endless civil war between his Republican caucus's far-right...
  • Needed: Another GOP declaration of conscience

    WASHINGTON -- The political equivalent of schoolyard bullying seems back in vogue to a degree seldom seen since the days of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, who used bare-knuckle intimidation to cow a whole country into viral anti-communism in the...
  • Pioneering Newscaster Florence Sando Manson Dies at 95

    Florence Sando Manson, a pioneering female newscaster in radio and the early years of television journalism who hosted Pittsburgh TV series "The Florence Manson Show," died November 25 in Riverdale, N.Y., from complications related to dementia. She was...
  • Witcover: What McCarthyism can teach us about Cruzism

    WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Obama's emphatic victory over the ultraconservatives determined to kill his Affordable Care Act, he has as much interest as moderate Republicans do in seeing these ideological zealots cut down to size. Obama has...
  • Adams wins endorsement of Maggie’s List PAC

     
    U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, has been endorsed by Maggie's List, a relatively new federal PAC that's “dedicated to electing conservative women to federal office.” The Tallahassee-based group, headed by former Florida Secretary of State...
  • GOP's Linda Ackerman adds another role

     
    Republican activist Linda Ackerman has been appointed California chair of Maggie's List. The organization supports fiscally conservative female candidates for federal office....
  • 10 things you might not know about Republicans

    10 things you might not know about Republicans
    When our forefathers threw off their Whigs and became Republicans, they could hardly have imagined that one of their party's biggest stars would call herself a "Mama Grizzly." These are heady days for the GOP, which recaptured the U.S. House this month....
  • Romney and the revival of the Northern Republican

    Romney and the revival of the Northern Republican
    Something interesting is happening in the Republican Party, and it's not the unexpected rise of Herman Cain and his 9-9-9 plan. The really significant development is the resilience Mitt Romney is showing as a top-tier candidate. Ironically, Romney, the...
  • Who persuaded Congress to proclaim a national teacher day in 1953? a) Bess Truman b) Eleanor Roosevelt c) Senator Margaret Chase Smith

    ANSWER: b) Eleanor Roosevelt