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The CNN/YouTube debate Monday night's forum with the Democratic presidential candidates holds out the hope that Internet users' questions can overcome politics as usual. Or is this just a gimmick? By Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer July 23, 2007 "Sen. Clinton, I think you...
Obama solicits La Raza backing By Stephen Dinan July 23, 2007 MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Sen. Barack Obama told the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group yesterday that he earned their support for his presidential campaign by marching in last year's May 1 immigrant rallies and...
Illegal aliens poised for new haven in Connecticut REUTERS NEWS AGENCY July 23, 2007 As many U.S. cities and states arrest illegal aliens in raids and toughen laws against them, a Connecticut city is offering to validate them under a new, first-in-the-nation ID-card program...
Officially the First, Democrats' Debate Feels Like Anything But By Anne E. Kornblut Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 23, 2007; Page A01 The Democratic presidential candidates will line a stage in Charleston, S.C., tonight for their first official debate. And already,...
Deceased Farmers Got USDA Payments Study Faults Lack Of Case Reviews By Sarah Cohen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 23, 2007; Page A01 The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion over seven years to the estates or companies of deceased farmers and...
Police: Man who attacked senior, 70, gets pummeled, arrested Sheboygan Press staff A 50-year-old Sheboygan man picked the wrong "old man" to fight with early Wednesday morning, according to the Sheboygan Police Department. According to a department release: Just after 6 a.m.,...
Kids treated for attention deficit get better in a few years By Marilyn Elias, USA TODAY Most children treated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder — whether with medication, therapy or both — improve greatly within a few years, according to a three-year study out today...
Michael Vick Dogfighting Case Makes Way to Floor of U.S. Senate RICHMOND, Va. — The Michael Vick dogfighting case made its way to the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday when its most senior member publicly declared his outrage, saying he's witnessed one execution but wouldn't...
T-shirt furor becomes fight for free speech By Mark Lisheron AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, July 20, 2007 Vincent Greene, an Austin artist, and Dan Frazier, an Arizona T-shirt vendor, have never met, but they have a lot in common. Both used the slogan "Bush Lied, They Died"...