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Boys unleash a long shot for president: Bailey D. Dog

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Kori Rumore and Jonathon Berlin Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it. Or at least the dog’s name can appear on the Federal Election Commission’s list of nearly 800 potential candidates for president. Candidate ID P60009883, also known as Bailey D. Dog, is a black Labrador who lives with the Rubin family of northwest suburban Long Grove. He was …

Obama sheds summer curse, may face daunting fall

Sunday, August 23, 2015

EDGARTOWN — President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse — just in time for a daunting fall. After a string of sunny seasons gripped by controversy, crises and plummeting popularity, the summer of 2015 has been among the most productive stretches of Obama’s presidency. Late June victories in the Supreme …

Trump calls for respect after Boston attack on Mexican man

Friday, August 21, 2015

BOSTON — Donald Trump on Friday denounced a violent attack against a homeless Hispanic man in Boston whose attacker told police he was inspired, in part, by Trump’s rhetoric that people in the country illegally should be deported. It was a change in tone for the Republican presidential candidate, who’s known for his …

Obama heads to father’s homeland for first time as president

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. It was a striking experience for a young man — and future …

GOP contenders must adjust to ‘Trumpism’

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AIKEN, S.C. — Donald Trump is on his way to the Mexican border, the latest event in a presidential campaign some of his rivals would like to dismiss as a sideshow — a “carnival act,” as one puts …

Trump not about to run out of money for 2016 bid

Monday, July 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump faced an avalanche of fresh criticism Monday for questioning Sen. John McCain’s heroism. But he’s getting no pressure at all from the one community that could push a candidate out of the 2016 presidential …

Planned Parenthood says video is harassment

Monday, July 20, 2015

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood told Congress Monday that a secretly recorded video released last week by an anti-abortion group is fraudulent and part of a years-long pattern of illegal harassment aimed at prohibiting abortion. In a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Planned Parenthood said it …

Trump unapologetic over McCain furor

Sunday, July 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — Republicans’ swift condemnation of Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about Sen. John McCain’s military service marks a turning point in the party’s cautious approach to the billionaire-turned-presidential candidate. But Trump simply may not care; indeed he seemed …

Marc Warner, who served on city charter drafting committee, announces candidacy for at-large Northampton City Council seat

Friday, July 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Former city charter drafting committee member Marc Warner announced Friday his candidacy for one of two at-large City Council seats, and criticized the council for not giving up health insurance benefits for its members and for spending too much time on extraneous issues such as the …

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker wins major legal victory

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican’s gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election. No …

New poll shows drop in favorability rating for Hillary Rodham Clinton among Democrats

Thursday, July 16, 2015

PHOENIX — Three months into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign for president, there are fresh warning signs she may be falling short with some Democratic voters whose enthusiasm will be essential to her success in 2016. While Clinton remains …

Bush, Clinton dominate early 2016 fundraising

Thursday, July 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — The two presidential candidates whose immediate families include former presidents loom large in early fundraising for 2016. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush account for almost half the roughly $390 million that presidential groups for all the expected 22 candidates say they’ve raised. Most campaigns, including …

Walker joins crowd of GOP presidential hopefuls

Monday, July 13, 2015

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Scott Walker vowed Monday to fight for America’s interests abroad and for his conservative policies in Washington, launching a 2016 Republican presidential bid by highlighting his clashes with labor unions as his campaign taunted his …