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Posted Oct 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindal has been viewed as a health care policy wonk, and he's tried to build on that image ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign, positioning himself as the candidate with substantive ideas. But his administration's handling of health care matters at home could undermine his bonafides in the subject area and threaten his efforts to sell himself as a health care expert.

Posted Oct 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Today, Michael Keaton's character in “Mr. Mom” is a cliché. It is so common today to see men pushing baby strollers, shopping for supper ingredients or cleaning the kitchen that in all but the most bucolic of places, no one bats an eye.

Updated Sep 29, 2014 at 8:26 AM

The past week or so was an interesting one in the life my second-grader. Let me give you some highlights.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether an incremental state minimum wage increase from $7.25 per hour to $8 next year and to $9 on Jan. 1, 2016, is the right move in Nebraska.

Updated Sep 26, 2014 at 10:05 AM

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot.

Posted Sep 26, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Hundreds of Pennsylvania state troopers, along with law enforcement officers from across the Northeast, are combing the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania looking for Eric Matthew Frein, who allegedly ambushed two state troopers in the barrack’s...

Posted Sep 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

The dodge, called tax inversion, is to buy a company in a country with a far lower tax rate, then transfer all your assets from all your companies to that country to avoid paying taxes here.

Posted Sep 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Roger Goodell's press conference Friday was an attempt to salvage some sort of face for the NFL and his role as commissioner for the most powerful sports league in America. What he accomplished was making himself look more foolish than he did before.

Posted Sep 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I'm in the midst of a Facebook dilemma. In the face of what I see are ever-increasing negative points about how some people utilize the social media tool, I'm now considering whether it would be best for my peace of mind to eliminate my personal...

Posted Sep 19, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation’s first special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), nobody envisioned that most police departments — large and small — across the country would someday have SWAT teams.

Updated Sep 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Someone at Urban Outfitters thought it would be — cool? Really? — to offer a faux-vintage Kent State University sweatshirt, replete with fake blood stains, an obvious reference to the fatal shootings that occurred there in 1970.

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