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Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton meets with a group of supports in the backyard of a Beaverdale, Iowa, home on Saturday, July 25, 2015.  (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Clinton says she handled emails properly

Sunday, July 26, 2015

WINTERSET, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence investigators as examples of emails containing classified information. Clinton spoke briefly Saturday about the email matter after a Democratic gathering at the Madison County Historical Complex …

Planned Parenthood says no profit from fetal organs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization’s clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization’s charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional scrutiny after the release of two stealthily recorded videos that …

Cruz attack shakes up Senate GOP

Sunday, July 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intraparty division played out live on the Senate floor. As the Senate met for a rare Sunday session, Sens. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee …

Confederate flag battles familiar to presidential candidates from Florida

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The email came with a simple subject line: Our Flag. “Well, you finally did something that I don’t agree with,” wrote Glenn Langford, a constituent of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in February 2001. “My Southern-Florida heritage is important to me.” Langford’s correspondence was one of many that arrived …

Students seek refuge at US embassy in Burundi

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — About 100 university students in Burundi are in the U.S. embassy’s parking lot seeking refuge amid the country’s political turmoil, an embassy statement confirmed Thursday. The students had been camping at a construction site adjacent …

Christie set to enter 2016 race

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination contest and will announce that Tuesday at his old high school, several people familiar with his plans told The Associated Press. The Republican …

La. governor Jindal joins Republican field

Thursday, June 25, 2015

KENNER, La. — Pitching himself as a “doer” in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals. …

Massachusetts launches online voting registration system

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BOSTON — Massachusetts is now the 21st state to offer online voter registration. Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday that residents can use the new system to register to vote, change their address for voting purposes and change party affiliation. He says the system will make it …

Hadley voters will decide Tuesday on $107,000 debt exclusion override to buy school bus, police cruiser

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HADLEY — Polls opened at noon Tuesday to decide whether voters approve a $107,000 debt exclusion override to buy two vehicles, a school bus and a police cruiser. The polls at Hopkins Academy will be open until 8 p.m. The $65,000 bus would increase the average tax bill …

Jeb Bush launches White House bid

Monday, June 15, 2015

MIAMI — Vowing to win the Republican presidential nomination on his own merits, Jeb Bush launched a White House bid months in the making Monday with a promise to stay true to his beliefs — easier said than …

Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux announces bid for re-election, campaign kick-off event June 25

Friday, June 12, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — Mayor Karen L. Cadieux announced this week that she is seeking a second term as mayor and will kick off her campaign with a fundraiser on June 25. “I’m extremely honored and proud to be the …

Hillary Clinton schedules fundraiser in Holyoke for July 2

Thursday, June 11, 2015

HOLYOKE — Local supporters of Hillary Clinton prepared to pony up the cash will have a chance to meet the presidential hopeful when she comes to Holyoke on July 2. A “Conversation with Hillary” will be held at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, at a cost of …

DeLeo calls for review of Patrick’s use of ‘trusts’

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — House Speaker Robert DeLeo says Massachusetts lawmakers should take a look at reports that former Gov. Deval Patrick used funds from quasi-public state agencies to help pay for trade missions he led as governor. The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that the former Democratic governor funneled …