Aug 042015
 

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her husband of 70 years, billionaire industrialist Henry Hillman, and their four children. Elsie Hillman is a former Republican National Committeewoman who used her political [...]

Aug 042015
 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – In the weeks leading up to Thursday’s first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other – and President Barack Obama – with ever-tougher positions on border security and illegal immigration, claiming current measures are failing. And yet by many standards, the situation [...]

Aug 042015
 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A state ethics board created to address Albany’s corruption problem squabbled Tuesday over perceived meddling by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with some members vowing to oppose any effort to hire a new executive director with ties to him. Over a strained two hours, members of the state’s Joint Commission on Public [...]

Aug 042015
 
Paxton indicted on ‘strange’ legal theory

Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted for fraud under a peculiar legal theory. By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org Like the prosecutions of Tom DeLay and Rick Perry, the case against Attorney General Ken Paxton depends on a novel interpretation of state law. The two charges of fraud against Paxton don’t involve misrepresentation on Paxton’s part, [...]

Aug 042015
 
It depends upon what the meaning of 'classified' is

A few months ago, Hillary Clinton took some time to address a growing scandal.  It was the revelation that, as Secretary of State, she conducted all government business through a private network server in her home, rather than a secure government system.  Absent from her explanation were the steely eyed glare and the pointed finger [...]

Aug 042015
 
More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

In the aftermath of the Senate’s derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle. Within minutes of Monday’s Senate vote, pro-choice groups were releasing TV ads attacking GOP supporters of the measure for trying to stop [...]

Aug 042015
 

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s favorability numbers took a plunge in a new poll, fueling speculation Tuesday about Vice President Joseph R. Biden jumping into the race. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday showed more Americans view Mrs. Clinton negatively than they did a month ago, as scrutiny continues of her exclusive [...]

Aug 042015
 

WASHINGTON (AP) — They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential hopefuls can participate and the exclusive club will feature notable [...]

Aug 042015
 
Democrats Hoping Voters Play the 'Trump' Card?

With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has [...]

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