Mark and Charlie's Blog

Emboldened by Donald J. Trump ’s defeat in the Iowa caucuses, conservative leaders and rival candidates for the Republican presidential nomination began to challenge him aggressively in New Hampshire on Tuesday, aiming to cut into his wide lead here and perhaps even to embarrass...
Hillary Clinton's campaign claimed a slim victory early Tuesday over populist firebrand Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, though his spokeswoman said the results were not settled. Iowa Democratic Party officials worked into the early morning hours, trying to chase down...
Austin ISD's school board approved a new "teacher appraisal system" that will move teacher evaluations further from test scores and may even bring extra pay to select teachers. The system, which starts in the fall, will have 10 percent of a teacher's annual review based on test...
A group working to recall Austin City Council member Ann Kitchen claims the councilwoman “has purposefully hurt businesses that employ citizens of Austin." The group Austin4All said it has enough signatures on its petition to force Kitchen to resign, or go through another...
He has camped out continuously for the final 10-day stretch. He is spending more on Iowa TV ads than any other candidate. He has four Iowa field offices and has been in the state more days than any of his chief rivals in the past three months. His name is not Ted Cruz. It’s...
Sen. Bernie Sanders, closing out his campaign in Iowa, took a strategic gamble in hopes of notching a victory over Hillary Clinton in the state’s Democratic caucuses Monday night: He went negative. Read More
Police officers are usually the ones pulling over speeding drivers but the tables turned in Miami after a woman stopped an officer for speeding, recording it all on video . “I’ve been following an officer since Miller,” narrated Claudia Castillo as her cell phone recorded moving...
Donald Trump has vowed to donate the donations he receives tonight to the Trump Foundation to veterans groups. But a look at The Donald J. Trump Foundation's history of giving shows that the organization has given a small percentage of its donations to veterans groups. Since...
After a two and a half hour long debate, the Austin City Council voted Thursday to create an incentive-based program that rewards Uber and Lyft drivers who get a voluntary fingerprint background check. The ordinance was approved on a 7-4 vote with Council Members Delia Garza,...