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  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea's southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said Sunday....

  • Examiner Editorial: Barack Obama and the politics of lies

    That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of...

  • A casino mogul and Baptists team up against online gambling

    Last month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed gambling legislation that was written by a lobbyist for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

  • Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46 .

  • At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, a...

  • Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The...

  • Supreme Court to address whether campaign lies are a crime

    The Supreme Court is set to address whether the age-old act of political mudslinging and false accusations are a crime, with the fate -- or at least the tone -- of campaign attack ads at stake. The case brings into conflict two deeply held constitutional values: the right of wide open and...

  • Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141. "We are in your city, but you don't know where we...

  • Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja.

  • Marco Rubio's long, hard fall in New Hampshire

    There's a new edition of the WMUR/University of New Hampshire Granite State poll of the nation's first primary state. There's no surprise in who is leading the Republican presidential pack: Sen. Rand Paul has led or been tied for the lead in four of the five Granite State polls since April of...

  • Who's on: Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

  • White House on deport Justin Bieber petition: No comment

    The White House has two words for those who want President Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment. Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke his green card. That's far more than required to merit an official...

  • From Bill Clinton to President Obama, many parallels

    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and ultimately...

  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    President Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal.

  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

    PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement he felt "immense relief" after learning of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas...



From the Weekly Standard

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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