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Archive: News / Politics (5 Stories)

Senate GOP 'civil wars' lagging in NC, elsewhere

04/28/2014 2:51am
The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primaries are largely missing this year, a troubling sign for Democrats who want the GOP to nominate candidates with limited appeal.

Efforts to open youth prison underway

04/28/2014 12:41pm
A federal lawsuit might be pushing officials toward reopening a closed youth prison for adult inmates despite claims by Gov. Pat Quinn's administration that it would take an extension of the temporary income tax.

Oldest-ever congressman faces biggest challenge

04/28/2014 1:51pm
When he was a boy and working in a pharmacy in this town east of Dallas, Ralph Hall once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to Bonnie and Clyde, the notorious bank robbers who would later die in a hail of lawmen gunfire.

Quiz: Can you pass the US citizenship test?

04/28/2014 2:34pm
It's a requirement that you pass a test to officially gain U.S. citizenship. Some argue the test is too difficult and should be simplified. We want to see if you could pass a shortened version of the test.

Louisiana Rep. McAllister won't seek re-election

04/28/2014 2:42pm
Louisiana GOP Rep. Vance McAllister, caught on camera kissing a married female aide, said Monday he's failed his family, let down his district and doesn't intend to run for re-election this fall.