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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Ankeny, Iowa. Could Clinton or her aides be in legal jeopardy if they sent classified information over unsecure email while she was secretary of state?  Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action in the Clinton case, given the evidence that has so far been made public. Clinton’s case appears to differ markedly from those of other prominent government officials who got in trouble for mishandling classified information, including former CIA director David Petraeus, who gave top secret information to his paramour, and former CIA director John Deutch, who took highly classified material home with him. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Experts: No criminal exposure for Clinton

Monday, August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have called Clinton’s actions criminal and compared her …

Warren, coy on whether to seek re-election, stockpiles cash

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is stockpiling campaign cash from liberal supporters across the country even though she hasn’t committed to a 2018 re-election bid. Warren has collected nearly $1.6 million in contributions in the first half of 2015, bringing her campaign bank account to more than $2.4 million as of the …

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 …

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 …

Pro-Bush group with almost $100 million to echo candidate

Saturday, July 11, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — Flush with almost $100 million, a group supporting Republican Jeb Bush’s presidential ambitions is plowing ahead on a parallel campaign, promising to use its immense resources in a way that is untested but could …

CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg criticized for flying Confederate flag in wake of AME Church shooting; owner says flag is not racist

Friday, July 10, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — The owner of CRD Metalworks is not surprised that his decision to install two Confederate flags on his Hyde Hill Road property is being criticized by some residents who see it as a racist symbol. But …

Easthampton School Committee member Daniel Carey takes out nomination papers for at-large City Council seat

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — School Committee member Daniel R. Carey took out nomination papers for an at-large City Council seat Tuesday, making him one of five potential candidates vying for the four seats. Current at-large councilors Tamara L. Smith, James “JP” Kwiecinski and Joseph P. McCoy and former mayoral candidate …

S.C. Senate OKs removal of rebel flag

Monday, July 6, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. The 37-3 vote gave a bill removing the flag the second of three readings. …

On 9th day, Kerry says Iran nuclear talks could go either way

Sunday, July 5, 2015

VIENNA — Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an …

Northampton Fourth of July citizenship ceremony celebrates 48 new Americans

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Seated beside her five-year-old son outside the Hampshire County Courthouse, Erika Calderon watched as her husband, Jose Serratos, became a naturalized United States citizen on Saturday, July 4. “It’s a good opportunity to show people that …

Hilltown Voices: Large turnouts in Chesterfield and Goshen approve WiredWest broadband fiber-optic network

Saturday, July 4, 2015

In two of the best-attended special Town Meetings in recent memory, Chesterfield and Goshen this week each overwhelmingly approved spending more than $1 million to help create a regional state-of-the-art broadband fiber-optic network. The project will be built and operated by WiredWest, a cooperative seeking to provide broadband …

Sanders raises $15M to Clinton’s $45M

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. About 250,000 donors have …