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May 2015

MCDONOUGH, GA - OCTOBER 24:  Georgia Senate candidate David Perdue campaigns with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) on October 24, 2014 in McDonough, Georgia.  (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Pro pot activists pin hopes on prospective President Paul.

Harper Reed, former Chief Technology Officer for President Obama's 2012 re-election team. Photo credit: Sniper Zeta, vai Wikimedia Commons.

The myth behind President Obama’s 2012 campaign win.

Illustration by Elizabeth Sheltens, Scripps News

There are 10 official 2016 presidential candidates in the field, but there are just as many lurking in the wings. So with a surge of

A view of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shows an electric chair and gurney August 29, 2001 in Lucasville, Ohio. The state of Ohio is one of the few states that still uses the electric chair, and it gives death row inmates a choice between death by the electric chair or by lethal injection. John W. Byrd, who will be executed on September 12, 2001, has stated that he will choose the electric chair. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

“We’ll be praying that the Legislature overturns the veto, and we hope that others will do the same,” the Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska said Wednesday

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Illinois has a long, tawdry and amusing history as an innovator in influence peddling. That distinguished heritage is flourishing in the regime of Gov. Bruce


Unmarried women make up a quarter of the electorate and a key voting bloc in the 2016 election. But based on her 2008 numbers, Hillary

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Legislation closing military sex offender loophole follows Scripps investigation.

NEW LONDON, CT - MAY 20:  U.S. President Barack Obama gives the keynote address at commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 20, 2015 in New London, Connecticut. Obama used the occasion to speak about the dangers of global warming to both America and international security. This was the 134th commencement exercises at the prestigious academy.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 12:  U.S. House Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chairman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) addresses the committee after former White House councel Harriet Miers refused to honor a subpoena to testify July 12, 2007 in Washington, DC. On the advice of her lawyer and the White House, Miers did not honor the committee's subpoena and did not show up to testify for the open hearing, titled "The Continuing Investigation into the U.S. Attorneys Controversy and Related Matters."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By lunchtime Monday, the week’s meae culpae were trickling in on schedule. These are the boilerplate apologies from celebrities, politicians and organizations that have inadvertently

The effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is seen during an anti-North rally commemorating the four people killed in a 2010 attack by North Korea in Yeonpyeong on November 23, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

There have been two chilling reports out of Pyongyang, putting New Englanders on guard and on edge. Yesterday, North Korea’s state-run news agency, the KCNA,

File photo: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (R) during a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On the surface, the federal government and Silicon Valley appear to have little in common. The former is slow, antiquated and hung-up on policy. The

A street sign for Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

One sobering finding: 34 percent “of those earning $500,000 or more annually have witnessed or have first hand knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace.”

Students from Baltimore colleges and high schools march in protest chanting 'Justice for Freddie Gray' on their way to City Hall April 29, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In Baltimore it was Freddie Gray. In Ferguson it was Michael Brown. On Staten Island it was Eric Garner. And in many other places, poor

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hypocritical goody-goodies should pipe down.

File photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

I am an “at risk” adult. Without intervention, I might lose it. The trigger will be a random act of marketing. Maybe it will be