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Rick Perry’s Lawyers File Second Request For Case Dismissal

Rick Perry’s Lawyers File Second Request For Case Dismissal

AUSTIN, Texas (MCT) — Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry, indicted last month on charges related to his veto threat of money for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, have filed another request for a judge to throw out the case. The motion to dismiss the indictment filed Monday makes many of the same claims as […]

Chick-Fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Dies At 93

Chick-Fil-A Founder Truett Cathy Dies At 93

ATLANTA (MCT) — S. Truett Cathy, who turned a humble hometown restaurant featuring a boneless fried chicken sandwich into the Chick-fil-A juggernaut, died Monday at 1:35 a.m. He was 93. Cathy, who died at home surrounded by loved ones, was known as much for his Christian principles — Chick-fil-A’s are closed on Sundays — as […]

House GOP Leader: Forest Service’s S’Mores Tip ‘Perfectly Captures What Is Wrong With Our Government’

House GOP Leader: Forest Service’s S’Mores Tip ‘Perfectly Captures What Is Wrong With Our Government’

A bill to fund the government, a resolution condemning the president for not notifying Congress about a prisoner swap, and a package of jobs and energy bills are all on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s latest memo to House Republicans. So is his take on a recent Forest Service article.

August Hiring Disappoints

August Hiring Disappoints

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Hiring in August disappointed with employers adding just 142,000 jobs last month even as the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, the government said Friday in a report that underwhelmed. Mainstream economists had projected hiring almost 100,000 jobs above the number that came in for August. The unemployment rate was essentially flat, dipping […]

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

WASHINGTON (MCT) — Welcome to the general election: Labor Day has passed, nearly every primary has finished, and Roll Call has revised its monthly list of the 10 most vulnerable House members. Since Roll Call last published this feature in August, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.) lost his primary by a wide margin, while Rep. Scott […]

Money Pours Into State Races As Stakes Rise

Money Pours Into State Races As Stakes Rise

Campaign contributions for state races this election cycle likely will surpass a record $2.1 billion. The eye-popping total reflects growing recognition of the powerful role states play in regulating and taxing industries. It also reflects the fact that a wide array of hot-button issues are being shaped and implemented in the states.

Kansas Suddenly Emerges At Center Of Fight For U.S. Senate

Kansas Suddenly Emerges At Center Of Fight For U.S. Senate

The abrupt withdrawal Wednesday of the Democrats’ underfunded and lightly regarded Senate candidate leaves a wealthy maverick facing Republican Pat Roberts in a highly competitive one-on-one contest, meaning the GOP is going to have to work quite a bit harder to retain the seat and seize control of the Senate in November.

Democrats’ Warnings Of GOP Government Shutdown Aren’t Backed By Facts

Democrats’ Warnings Of GOP Government Shutdown Aren’t Backed By Facts

Democrats are accusing Republicans of planning to shut down the federal government, though the charge is based largely on a fight over immigration that’s now very unlikely to happen this month and though no leading Republican is talking seriously about seeking to shutter the government.

Al-Qaida Sets Up New Branch In Indian Subcontinent

Al-Qaida Sets Up New Branch In Indian Subcontinent

NEW DELHI (MCT) — Terrorist group al-Qaida has set up a branch in South Asia, prompting Indian authorities to issue a nationwide alert Thursday, media reports and officials said. Al-Qaida head Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the plan in a 55-minute video message posted on the Internet Wednesday that Indian officials said appeared to be authentic. Al-Zawahiri […]

Obama, Cameron Seek To Build Coalition To Take On Islamic State

Obama, Cameron Seek To Build Coalition To Take On Islamic State

CARDIFF, Wales (MCT) — President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Thursday against isolationism in the face of the “barbaric killers” of the Islamic State, then tried to use a NATO summit to build an international coalition to confront the terrorist group. “There are some who say that we shouldn’t get involved in […]

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