Politics

4:59pm

Wed August 19, 2015
It's All Politics

Rand Paul Wants To Run For President — And Senate

Originally published on Thu August 20, 2015 1:35 am

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul wants to run for both his Kentucky Senate seat and the White House, but a current state law prohibits him from doing so.
Charles Krupa AP

Rand Paul is trying to have it both ways — running both for president and re-election to his Kentucky Senate seat in 2016.

But whether he'll be able to keep that electoral insurance policy rests in the hands of Kentucky Republicans this weekend.

Kentucky law is clear: You can't run for president and U.S. Senate at the same time. But Paul has tried to get around that law, by pushing for the state to hold a nonbinding caucus instead of a primary in the presidential nominating process.

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4:59pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Remembrances

Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American Congressman, Dies

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 6:33 pm

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4:59pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Asia

Thai Business Owners Worry Bombing Could Drive Away Tourists

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 6:41 pm

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4:59pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Movie Interviews

'Rosenwald' Celebrates 'The Greatest Philanthropist You've Never Heard Of'

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 6:54 pm

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2:52pm

Wed August 19, 2015
The Two-Way

Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American U.S. Congressman, Dies At 90

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 3:29 pm

Rep. Louis Stokes was the dean of the Ohio congressional delegation until he stepped down in 1999.
Tony Dejak AP

Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes of Ohio, who was the state's first black congressman and who represented Cleveland and some of its neighboring suburbs for 30 years, has died. He was 90.

His death Tuesday was confirmed by a family statement and comes a month after Stokes revealed that he had been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. The family statement read, in part:

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1:01pm

Wed August 19, 2015
Politics

For Latinos, Environment Seems Just As Important As Immigration

Originally published on Thu August 20, 2015 1:15 pm

An increasing amount of research suggests the environment — an issue that has long been seen within the purview of progressive, white liberals — is now increasingly important to Latinos.

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7:08am

Wed August 19, 2015
Race

The Evolution Of The Immigration Term: Alien

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 10:31 pm

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5:13am

Wed August 19, 2015
Environment

EPA Rules Aspire To Slash Oil Industry Methane Emissions

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 4:37 pm

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6:19pm

Tue August 18, 2015
U.S.

U.S. Army Sergeant: 'Excited,' 'Intrigued,' By Women Completing Ranger Course

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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5:03pm

Tue August 18, 2015
World

How The Devaluation Of The Yuan Could Have Long-Lasting Effects In Africa

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:37 pm

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