• Weekly Poem: Alison Powell reads 'The Fields'

    Weekly Poem: Alison Powell reads 'The Fields'

    Dec 15, 2014 04:40 PM EDT

    ... 2014 and received her MFA in Poetry from Indiana University in 2005. She is an assistant professor of poetry at Oakland University in Michigan. “The Fields” was excerpted from the book “On the Desire to Levitate” by Alison Powell. Copyright © 2014 by Alison Powell. Reprinted courtesy Ohio University Press.

  • Weekly Poem: Alison Powell dissects myths to uncover human complexity

    Weekly Poem: Alison Powell dissects myths to uncover human complexity

    Aug 11, 2014 01:43 PM EDT

    ... not want to look at -- or that we've trained ourselves not to look at -- and appreciating what those things are as well." “After Paradise Lost” was excerpted from the book "On the Desire to Levitate" by Alison Powell. Copyright © 2014 by Alison Powell. Reprinted courtesy Ohio University Press.

  • The top 10 political stories of 2014

    The top 10 political stories of 2014

    Dec 16, 2014 09:23 AM EDT

    ... your authors, our Morning Line about turnout being the lowest in 70 years, and even a Kentucky Senate debate between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, were among the top three purely political, non-Ferguson, stories on the site. It’s not clear exactly how McConnell, the incoming ...

  • From pot to guns, they’re on the ballot this fall

    From pot to guns, they’re on the ballot this fall

    Oct 22, 2014 09:28 AM EDT

    ... the correct answer using #PoliticsTrivia and you’ll get a Morning Line shout-out. No one guessed Tuesday’s trivia: Who succeeded Justices Rehnquist and Powell, and who were they nominated by? The answer was: Justice Kennedy by Reagan and Chief Justice Roberts by George W. Bush. LINE ITEMS Ben ...

  • Outside spending eclipses all past midterms

    Outside spending eclipses all past midterms

    Sep 22, 2014 10:01 AM EDT

    ... signs the America’s Promise Summit Declaration at 2 p.m. ET at the White House. Former Secretary of State under George W. Bush, Colin Powell will be present. Powell on Friday was asked by comedian Bill Maher if he has any buyer’s remorse in supporting President Obama, and ...

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    Congress Breaks for Recess with Plenty of Business Left to Finish

    Aug 05, 2013 09:35 AM EDT

    ... events, including a GOP fundraiser and the Family Leadership Summit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger in the 2014 Kentucky Senate race, Alison Lundergan Grimes, traded insults Saturday at the annual Fancy Farm picnic. McConnell took a shot at Grimes' father, a former state Democratic Party chairman ...

  • Putin, Ukraine continue to test Obama

    Putin, Ukraine continue to test Obama

    Apr 21, 2014 09:07 AM EDT

    ... for the rest of the campaign. Republicans seized on the delay to hammer vulnerable red state Democrats who support construction of the pipeline as “completely powerless” when it comes to their influence with the president. For some Democrats, such as Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu and Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, the ...

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    New Report Highlights U.S. Graduation Gains, Decline in 'Dropout Factories'

    Feb 25, 2013 12:30 AM EDT

    Graphic by Allison McCartney High schools across much of the nation have made significant improvements in graduation rates in the last decade, but progress remains uneven. That's according to a new report released Monday by a non-profit organization led by former secretary of state Colin Powell. Overall, 78 ...

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    Romney, RNC Raise $101.3 Million in July

    Aug 06, 2012 09:05 AM EDT

    ... senators earn $174,000 per year. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, makes $223,500, while the majority and minority leaders earn $193,400. Colin Powell's son has political buzz in D.C., according to the Washington Post. Jonathan Weisman of the New York Times looked at the influence ...

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    Peaceful Revolution in Georgia

    Nov 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT

    ... live in poverty, want tomorrow today, the economic situation so dire, unemployment so high, and corruption so entrenched, that nothing is going to change overnight. ALLISON EKBERG, Editor, the Messenger: There's a lot of complex issues in Georgia that even Shevardnadze was unable to really lay to rest. And ...

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