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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
    When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sanders speak. The Vermont senator, I added, was...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Can Wisconsin make a sex offender who's completed his sentence wear a GPS monitor on his ankle for the rest of his life? Reversing a lower court judgment last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit said the answer is...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
    On to New Hampshire. But first, before it fades, here's what's in the rear-view mirror in Iowa.     1. For the Democrats, there are two ways of interpreting what was basically a tie. Vermont Sen. Bernie...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 2:00pm
    There are few holes deeper than those in the heart of a 13-year-old girl.     For many, it is an age of painful yearning, of a life lived in imaginary cloud worlds, away from acne and algebra and all that awkwardness...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Before the Iowa caucuses were mercifully laid to rest, I predicted that the surging Donald Trump — he of what George H.W. Bush called “the Big Mo” — would win the Republican contest handily. Bernie Sanders, I...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Iowa doesn't pick nominees. It eliminates candidates.     Sometimes that happens quickly: On Monday night, Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Mike Huckabee announced immediately that they were out....
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00am
    American presidential politics will not be having a libertarian moment after all. Sixteen months after Time magazine branded Republican Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky) "The Most Interesting Man in Politics," Paul has suspended...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:00am
    On Monday night, the Stilwell Junior High School in West Des Moines, a suburb of Iowa's state capital, was repurposed as the 114th precinct for Democrats and Republicans to caucus for the first-in-the-nation presidential...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
    Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like.     A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day.     For one hour a day, he or she may be...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
    Sometimes Uncle Sam's rules and regulations just don't make sense.     Take the case of Darin Jones, a former FBI employee who said he was fired after making whistleblower disclosures about a $234,000 awards...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:00am
    We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. But what about chronic stress?     Canadian physician Gabor Maté studies the mind-body connection. He argues that...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:00am
    Late Monday, as the unfinished vote count suggested the slimmest of victories for Hillary Clinton, she stepped to a microphone, flashed an Oscar-worthy smile of triumph and told supporters that she was “breathing a big sigh of...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
    With oil cheaper than bottled water, the average American driver saved $540 at the pump last year.     But oil prices are also battering Alaska’s economy, rattling the stock market, and leaving thousands of...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
    The 187,000 acres on which sits the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge never belonged to the state of Oregon, much less the band of cowboy exhibitionists who'd taken it over. This and other federal lands were acquired through...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00am
    On Sean Hannity's show Tuesday night, Donald Trump placed part of the blame for his second-place finish in Iowa on the fact that "we didn't have much of a ground game."     "We could have done...
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