Ronald Reagan

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A look at key moments in Dow history

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let’s not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned — from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to […]

05/07/2013

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing’s beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

04/08/2013

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FAA delays closing of airport control towers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.

04/05/2013

Republicans: Searching for their Mr. or Mrs. Right

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Tired of election defeats, conservatives are searching for their next Mr. or Mrs. Right at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Listen to a rundown from a local college professor in this interview with Maggie and Michael.

03/14/2013

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Speedometer top speed often exceeds reality

DETROIT (AP) — The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact’s 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can’t push it any faster than 109.

02/28/2013

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Congress set to OK bill renewing anti-violence law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans appeared resigned Thursday to accepting an ambitious expansion of the Violence Against Women Act that would bring gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native Americans under its protective umbrella.

02/28/2013

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Calif. GOP pins turnaround hopes on new chairman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Republicans nationwide reconsider the party’s direction, nowhere is their challenge more daunting than in California.

02/26/2013

C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop, ex-surgeon general, dies in NH

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation’s surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

02/25/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Text of Sen. Marco Rubio’s GOP response to Obama

(AP) – The text of the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and provided by the press office of the speaker of the House:

02/13/2013

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Strange bedfellows: Business, labor on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlikely allies, business and labor leaders joined in support of the White House’s immigration overhaul efforts Tuesday while also launching high-stakes negotiations to overcome an issue that has split them before.

02/06/2013

US Republican and Democratic Party symbols

Once GOP stronghold, West veers into Dems’ column

DENVER (AP) — A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation’s rightward swing, from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax-limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado.

01/27/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate.

01/21/2013

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