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'Evangelicals Like Their Leaders With A Little Zing -– And That Romney Doesn't Have'

AP | RACHEL ZOLL AND JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's weak appeal so far with white evangelicals will be in the forefront as the GOP presidential primaries move into Southern states where mo...

'Strange Things Are Happening To Me'

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concern tha...

'I Can Tell You Right Now, He's Tired'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential...

Romney Heads To 'Away Game'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

With the Mississippi and Alabama Republican primaries approaching, Mitt Romney admitted the Deep South is "a bit of an away game" for him. The GOP ...

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts for Guys

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.

The Hurtful Legacy of Herman Cain's "Suspended," "Brother From Another Mother" Presidential Campaign

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ronald B. Robinson

For a sustained period, Cain was the GOP candidate who most successfully stimulated the nostalgia for the good ole days of the "great communicator," Ronald Reagan, among "the base."

No Joke, No Hyperbole: 2012 May Be America's Final Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If anyone believed 2011 was the year of the direct assault on proponents of the middle class, clean air and water, public education, and respect for first responders, and democracy itself, just wait until 2013.

Sales Of Existing Homes Drops, Partly Due To Tornadoes

Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Pending sales of existing U.S. homes dropped far more than expected in April to touch a seven-month low, a trade group said on Friday...

Hilary Duff Goes Indie: A Conversation About Her New Film, Bloodworth

Terry Keefe | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

Hilary Duff likes a good challenge. The number of former child and teen stars who manage to sustain success into their twenties, as Duff undeniably has, are few, but even rarer are those who then develop into serious adult actors.

Chuck Leavell: This Rolling Stone Gathers Trees

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Chuck Leavell has been a melodic force behind some of rock 'n' roll's biggest acts. But he is also a committed conservationist and tree farmer.

A Politically-Polarized Sesquicentennial

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we are indeed currently politically divided and somewhat polarized, this is actually our normal state as a nation -- and on the polarization scale, we're nowhere near the "most divided" we've ever been. Far from it.

White Southern Democrats Nearly Extinct, 'Culturally Unacceptable' In Most Of Dixie

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The white Southern Democrat – endangered since the 1960s civil rights era – is sliding nearer to extinction. After thi...

PHOTOS: The Best LA Sports Bars For Game Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With NFL and college football seasons in full swing, we've compiled a list of Los Angeles' best sports bars for your viewing pleasure. The list includ...

Buddy Guy, the Montreux Jazz Festival & Protecting Our Musical Heritage

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

We have such a rich musical heritage in the US, yet many children do not know where this strong musical history comes from, nor how the South plays such a strong role in keeping this music alive.

2010 Census Return Rate Hits 72 Percent, Matches 2000 Census Return Rate

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's down to the wire: With a few days left before final mail-in results are tallied, nearly three-fourths of U.S. households have ...

Forests Of ArborGen Genetically Modified Trees OK'd For U.S. South

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TAMPA, Fla. — The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states have gener...

Baby Boomers Delay Retirement And Cities Gain, Census Reports

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Battered by recession, more older Americans are staying put in traditional big cities to hold onto jobs, creating slowdowns in popu...

Broadway Stars Chad Kimball and Montego Glover Talk Memphis

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I caught up with the two leads of Memphis, Chad Kimball and Montego Glover -- and asked them what it's been like to be a part of the latest Broadway smash.

Eye-popping U.S. Prices Force Americans Southward

Bob Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Wells

You have to be willing to learn Spanish and, yes, overlook poverty, stray dogs and other inevitable challenges of being an expat. But in return, you're in a New World.

Maryland Trying To Secede From The South

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's official song may include a line about "Northern scum" left over from the Civil War era, but the state isn't feeling...

The Rich Get Thinner, the Poor Get Fatter

Warwick Sabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Warwick Sabin

Many of what are now considered traditional Southern dishes were to a large degree designed to fill empty stomachs and provide essential energy when work was hard and food was scarce.

Democrats Should Try to Win Back the South

Warwick Sabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warwick Sabin

Southern Republicans have been able to effectively use cultural issues to their advantage because the Democrats usually don't bother to stand their ground.

Breakfast in Ocilla

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

I was in my father's hometown of Ocilla over the weekend. A small town in Georgia, the site of a horrendous lynching in the thirties, and, when I was a child, a totally segregated society.

Po' White South: Another Look At The Uninsured

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

The po' white south makes up most of the uninsured. Chew on that for a while. Then ask yourself where the strongest opposition to health reform comes from (hint: it's red states).

Southern Public School Students Are Predominantly Poor And Minorities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Southern public schools are the first in the country to have both a poor and minority student majority, The New York Times reported Thursday. A repo...