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1. Roughly how many jobs were added in November, according to federal figures? A. 165,000 B. 210,000 C. 330,000 D. 500,000 2. What state did Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and former majority leader, represent in the U.S. Senate? A. Kansas B. Missouri C. Iowa D. Oklahoma 3. Who will not be attending the 2022 Olympics in Beijing under a boycott announced by the White House? ...

Robert J. Dole — war hero, senator, presidential candidate, Kansan — has died, at the age of 98. We offer condolences to his wife, Elizabeth, his family, and the many friends and colleagues he met over a full lifetime of service to his country. We didn’t always agree with Bob Dole’s politics. He usually didn’t agree with us. But there can be no doubt the Russell native will be remembered as a ...

Bob Dole, the World War II veteran who recovered from near-fatal wounds to become the U.S. Senate Republican leader and a three-time presidential candidate, has died. He was 98. Dole died Sunday morning in his sleep, according to a Twitter post by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. He disclosed in February that he had state 4 lung cancer. Dole’s loss to Democrat Bill Clinton in the 1996 ...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is reevaluating the travel ban on eight southern African countries as more information about the omicron variant and its spread becomes available, White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Sunday. “That ban was done at a time when we were really in the dark — we had no idea what was going on,” Fauci said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.” U.S. medical ...

Former President Donald Trump is reportedly boiling mad at former aide Mark Meadows for disclosing that Trump tested positive for COVID-19 in the days before the first debate with Joe Biden. The famously mercurial Trump has derided Meadows in conversations with friends since the ex-White House chief of staff revealed the previously unknown test result in a book excerpt, CNN reported late ...

WASHINGTON — Two House lawmakers unveiled legislation Friday they hope can help Congress begin to tackle the rising national debt and get out of a major fiscal jam at the same time. Scott Peters, D-Calif., and Jodey C. Arrington, R-Texas, are resurrecting a proposal they first wrote last year that would allow for expedited suspension of the statutory debt limit if accompanied by a plan to ...

WASHINGTON — The White House is shifting its economic argument to focus on Republicans as evidence mounts that its messaging on the politically tricky issue of inflation has fallen flat with most Americans. Allies have advised the White House to accept that voters think the economy is getting worse, even if that is not the case, and to start pointing to Republican legislators as obstacles to ...

At the outset of the Biden administration, Vice President Kamala Harris was a media darling, portrayed as the heir apparent and always willing to make a public appearance. In fact, the White House was so high on Harris in the early days that it instructed media to, “Please be sure to reference the current administration as the ‘Biden-Harris Administration’ in official public communications.” ...

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said the discovery of the omicron variant in the United States on Wednesday was “just a matter of time” and advised Americans across the country to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters and continue using masks. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said the first case discovered in ...