Republican lawmakers concerned about keeping president’s promise of relief

Uneasiness about Trump’s middle-class tax plan WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers in red and blue states are expressing unease over the limited details about middle-class relief...

Taddeo becomes first Hispanic Democrat in Senate

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Two weeks after pulling off a major victory in a special election, Annette Taddeo was sworn...

Let me tell you who’s keeping hope dead

When you have hope, you have a feeling that what you want you will get or what you want to happen will happen. Back in...

Democrats warned – again

Blacks unenthused by party BY ALEX ROARTY MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – A new study suggests that Democrats can re-energize African-American voters even if President...

IN PHOENIX, TRUMP PRAISES HIMSELF, ATTACKS MEDIA AS USUAL

Trump fills Phoenix with racially charged language, accusing media and fellow Republicans of failings BY CATHLEEN DECKER LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS PHOENIX — As protesters massed...

Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

BY DENNIS McLELLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS Dick Gregory, who became the first Black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in...

The summer of our discontent

Trump’s troubled presidency prompts a look at other political heat waves. BY DAVID GOLDSTEIN MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital hasn’t seen a summer like...

Targeting Obama’s legacy

So far, Trump’s largely failed BY DAVID LAUTER TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – Rarely has a president taken office so focused on undoing his predecessor’s...

24 minorities are in senior Senate jobs

It appears little is being done to boost the numbers of top staffers on the Hill. BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS WASHINGTON – Of the Senate’s...

Poll shows Hillary Clinton still unpopular

BY JOHN MCCORMICK BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS CHICAGO — For a president with historically low poll numbers, Donald Trump can at least find solace in this: Hillary Clinton...

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