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2011-08-11 16:35:00

MAXWELL, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Liberty News Network, a new Tea Party news service connected to one of the largest Tea Party grassroots networks in the nation, is conducting its "beta" launch with five days of LIVE coverage of the Iowa Straw Poll from Friday, August 12th, through Tuesday, August 16th, 2011. "The Tea Party has been the dominant story of the American political scene for the past two years and our goal is to ensure that the Tea Party news perspective...

2011-07-06 07:15:00

FORT LEE, N.J., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - today released the following inflation update to its NIA members: We are at the very beginning of our nation's most important Presidential election season in history. Historically in all Presidential elections, taxation has always been one of the top issues. The Republicans always call for lower taxes, while the Democrats say we should tax the rich more and cut taxes on the poor and...

2008-10-30 00:00:14

More supporters of Democratic nominee Barack Obama say his election will make a great difference in healthcare than do supporters of GOP nominee John McCain. A survey conducted by Harvard Public Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harris Interactive focused on whether voters believe the results of this presidential election will make "a great deal of difference" in the state of the nation's health care and other policy areas. For most Obama voters, the...

2008-09-21 03:00:16

By Speaking, Politically State Sen. Mike Folmer's proposal to hold a constitutional convention passed his chamber's State Government Committee this week. If approved by the full Senate and House, a question would be placed on the 2009 ballot about whether to call such a convention. At the same time, voters would elect three delegates from each of the 50 state Senate districts. Legislators and lobbyists would not be permitted under the bill authored by Folmer, a Lebanon Republican who...

2008-09-15 09:05:00

By GLEN JOHNSON By Glen Johnson The Associated Press LOUDON, N.H. Sen. John McCain defied all sense of geography Sunday by going north and south at the same time. The Republican presidential contender visited the battleground state of New Hampshire to attend a NASCAR race especially popular in GOP strongholds down South. The twofer let McCain spend time in a state where Democratic Sen. Barack Obama has opened a lead - and campaigned Saturday - while simultaneously prospecting in a...

2008-09-07 15:00:12

By Katherine Gregg; Steve Peoples; Stephen D Alves Tuesday's primaries are expected to go a long way toward determining the makeup of the General Assembly. Thousands of Rhode Island voters will head to the polls Tuesday to help decide a familiar question in Rhode Island politics: Will Democrats continue to dominate the General Assembly for the next two years, as state leaders grapple with budget deficits, a weak state economy and ideological battles over labor unions and illegal...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'