The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:07:06 EDTFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:07:06 EDT government is essential years ago, President Barack Obama was striding the beaches of New Jersey and spearheading the federal response to the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Gov.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTGOP story everyone is missing vast majority of political journalists - and I include some of my conservative colleagues - are missing a very big story. The Republicans are going to recapture the Senate, picking up more seats than most any forecaster expects.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTMidterms: Obamacare looms as they might, Democrats can't underestimate it Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections.Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTSacrifice more for Ebola medics, it was not OK that Dr. Craig Spencer ran around New York City upon his return from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTPostmortems can be premature Rice, a popular American sportswriter of the first half of the 20th century, gave us an often-quoted homily to sportsmanship: "For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes - not that you won or lost - but how...Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT