Let's be blunt. They blew it big-time. Even the White House now admits it was a mistake not to send someone with a "higher profile." That profile should have belonged to President Barack Obama.
Kenai Peninsula voters last elected him to office in 1979 as mayor of Soldotna. Now Tom Bearup, 67, is running for Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor.
Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: ".she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think.
Call it "gall" or "brass" or "chutzpah," whichever you prefer, but the State Department has an abundance.
BOGOTA, Colombia - A close ally of former President Alvaro Uribe was sentenced in absentia Thursday to more than 17 years in prison for diverting farm subsidies in one of the most prominent corruption cases tied to Uribe's conservative administration.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.
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