NEW YORK | About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, and nearly a third of those fans say they would not consider attending a Super Bowl — even though few have any idea how much it costs.
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The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience - and underwhelming reviews.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | From bumper stickers to signs posted by a few businesses to the occasional T-shirt, reminders of Joe Paterno sprinkle Happy Valley.
TAMPA, Fla. | Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.
TAMPA, Fla. | Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention scripted to propel him into a close race for the White House in tough economic times.
The U.S. economy expanded a little faster at the beginning of the year than previously estimated. But the growth rate was still anemic and economists don't see that changing much in the coming months.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — One oft-referenced poll, conducted several years ago by the Pew Foundation on Religion and Public Life, shows Protestant churches clinging to the thinnest of majorities among American denominations — 51 percent. Of that, only 18.1 percent is made up of traditional Metho…
Former Sen. Evan Bayh left the Senate last year with a high-minded list of what's wrong with Congress and American politics.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has had its problems of late, but the solution is not to diminish its role in consumer protection.
WASHINGTON | All signs point to huge Republican victories in two weeks, with the GOP now leading Democrats on virtually every measure in an Associated Press-GfK poll of people likely to vote in the first major elections of Barack Obama's presidency.
CARBONDALE, Ill. | A new poll finds that 81 percent of Illinois voters say the state is headed in the wrong direction.
SPRINGFIELD | The debate picture takes shape in the race for Illinois governor. A candidate admits he doesn't have the answers. Voters show deep mistrust of Illinois government.
Although Illinois didn't receive any money in the latest round of Race to the Top grants for education, it would be wrong to say the state "lost."
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