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Posted at 9:45 AM

When a group of six senators led by Republican Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a rare bipartisan criminal justice bill last October there was much fanfare on Capitol Hill.

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Little Jerry is just six years old, soon to be seven. He doesn't make friends easily with the other children in his class at school. They don't like to be around him because he doesn't smell good. His nose is runny and he wears the same set of...

Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM

If Marco Rubio weren’t a robot, he would be the happiest person in the world.

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:37 AM

The New Hampshire primary election, coming right after the Iowa caucuses, has provided some clarification to the 2016 presidential contest. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has fresh momentum, after coming in second in Iowa. For Democrats, Sen.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I can’t be the only one.I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a “GOP...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM

With so few people living in Helena, the violent crime rate is through the proverbial roof. As random shootings begin to take place in the community, the police have a very tough job ahead of them.

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Of all the sporting events that Americans get so enthused about none receives more media hype than the Super Bowl. Even the commercials have become the center of attention.

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 9:09 AM

We live in the greatest democratic republic around, but the method we use to elect the leader of the free world is among the most foolish.Letting Iowa and New Hampshire have undue influence in the process is silly.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 11:15 AM

“Hitting a bullet with a bullet” aptly describes the challenge of destroying incoming missiles, but effective defenses do exist. North Korea threats have led the Obama administration to discuss deployment in South Korea of the Lockheed Martin THAAD...

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