As the red and blue districts on the election night map have changed, they’ve also grown more partisan and predictable. Once willing to split their vote, say for a Republican candidate for president and a Democrat for the House, voters in those same districts now line up more reliably with one party.
DALLAS (MCT) — With a nod to a potential presidential candidacy, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pitched himself to a prominent crowd of conservative activists Friday by criticizing the last Republican administration in Washington, that of George W. Bush. Pence noted that before he was elected governor in 2012 he served 12 years in Congress — […]
IRBIL, Iraq (MCT) — Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States. The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish soldiers held captive in the militant-held city of Mosul, one of whom […]
DALLAS (MCT) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed President Barack Obama on Friday, saying he failed to show decisive leadership on issues like the border crisis and terrorist threats abroad and accusing the president of recklessly overreaching his authority on other issues. Speaking at Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas, Perry […]
DALLAS (MCT) — A federal judge has struck down a key provision of Texas’ new restrictive abortion laws that would have required abortion facilities in the state to comply with the standards set for surgical centers, according to court filings. U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel struck down the portion of the regulations, commonly referred to as […]
TUCSON, Ariz. (MCT) — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach the use of firearms, a […]
The Obama administration has warned for months that it wouldn’t accept a Russian invasion of Ukraine. With Russian tanks and armored vehicles reportedly crossing the country’s southeastern border Thursday and capturing a coastal town, the White House faced the unavoidable question: What will it do about it?
(MCT) — If a sampling of Americans is correct, the U.S. economy and workplace was forever changed — for the worse — by the Great Recession. According to a majority of adults polled by the John H. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, college will continue to be unaffordable, people won’t be able to […]
SAN JOSE, Calif. (MCT) — Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer’s blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he’s emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and The Washington Post are dogging one of […]
Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Meanwhile, the state’s Democratic governor hosted a luncheon for the Mexican president inside the mansion.