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The argument for African-Americans to end their loyalty to the Democratic Party usually ends and begins with the assertion that Democrats take black votes for granted — that elected Democrats don’t actually do enough to warrant the support of the black folks who put them in office.

Frank Denton

08/04/2017 - 14:11
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. | Given the demographics of the thousands of people who gather each summer at the...
07/07/2017 - 14:06
Given her resume — bouncing from her native Scotland to Ireland to Qatar to Michigan —...
06/23/2017 - 16:56
MENA, Ukraine | The newspaper in this northeastern Ukrainian city, about 35 miles from the Russian...

Tia Mitchell

08/04/2017 - 10:02
The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared Sen. Aaron Bean of charges that he improperly helped...
07/28/2017 - 12:51
Rep. Paul Renner is already benefiting from his election to the position that puts him in line to...
07/25/2017 - 08:41
Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t announced he is running for U.S. Senate, but he looks the part...

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Ron Littlepage

09/27/2016 - 20:00
The speaker’s assessment was straightforward:
05/20/2016 - 10:17
While the write-in candidate scam to limit voting in two contentious races on the August ballot is...
05/19/2016 - 11:35
Fresh from losing the sound bite game during his trip to California, Gov. Rick Scott is now aiming...

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