Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2018. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson by a vote of 126-47 following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War...


NRA responds to boycott movement after United and Delta cut ties

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The National Rifle Association lashed out at corporations rushing to abandon it on Saturday, as companies from United Airlines to Best Western have cut ties with the gun lobby group under pressure from a boycott movement following a Feb. 14 high school shooting....


Redistricting battles heighten the stakes for 2018 gubernatorial races

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Democrats talk about the years since 2010 as the Lost Decade, a time when a generation of future leaders was wiped out by a pair of devastating midterm elections and the absence of a strategic plan to recoup from those losses. That’s one reason this year’s...


Nationalism - and heckling - take spotlight at conservative conference

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The year’s largest gathering of conservative activists transformed into something else over a long weekend outside of Washington: A celebration of nationalism, American sovereignty and new limits on immigration. Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the youngest member of France’s...


The Latest: Colleges lend support to student protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Dozens of college and universities are telling students who may face discipline at their high schools for participating in gun control...


Nunes gets CPAC award for pushback on Russia probe

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee predicted a backlash from the release of a Democratic memo about foreign meddling in the 2016 election, telling a yearly gathering of conservatives that “the Democratic-controlled media” had misled Americans about the...


Will the FAA come to the rescue of cramped fliers?

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - If the world seems to be closing in around you, check to see if you’re on an airplane. Could that wall of seat backs have inched closer? Are those armrests pinching even tighter? It’s not your imagination. They have and they are. The Federal Aviation...


Trump says arming teachers would be up to states and 'very inexpensive'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Saturday that it would be up to states to decide whether to implement his controversial proposal to arm teachers, with the hope of deterring gunmen like the one who killed 17 people last week in South Florida. In an afternoon...


Admirers line streets as Graham's body arrives in Charlotte

Billy Graham Procession

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Well-wishers lined freeway overpasses and small-town streets to honor the late Rev. Billy Graham as his motorcade crossed his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state’s largest city. Adults and...


Education scandals place election year spotlight on D.C. mayor

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The education crisis unfolding before Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser is the stuff of nightmares for a big city mayor in an election year. She had to oust her highest-profile appointment, Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson, last week under pressure from...

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