Mark and Charlie's Blog

The terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday pose the worst kind of foreign policy dilemma for President Obama, pitting his instincts that he’s doing all he can to defeat the Islamic State against intense political pressure for him to do more. Obama has been making the case for...
Republican front-runner Donald Trump is threatening to go after rival Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, reacting to a harsh ad targeting the billionaire’s wife, Melania, that was funded by an anti-Trump super PAC. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump tweeted , “Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of...
The Austin Police Department said its officers made 336 DWI arrests during the March 4-21 No Refusal period. Of the 336 arrests, APD said 222 were made during the hours in which the No Refusal initiative was in effect (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.). Read More
A Florida couple was arrested Wednesday morning after police say the wife hit her husband with a burrito and the husband responded by stabbing his wife with a fork. It happened Tuesday morning in Crestview, Florida, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say...
The new Lincoln Navigator Concept is a massive beast of an SUV. That's not surprising, given that the current Lincoln Navigator is also a massive beast of an SUV. But this concept, which is meant to give us a good idea of what the next-generation Navigator will look like, is...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo fired a 10-year department veteran Monday in the shooting death of an unarmed, naked teen — the outcome of an internal investigation that moved at an accelerated clip amid demands from some in the community for a speedy resolution. Officer...
Donald Trump endorsed an unabashedly noninterventionist approach to world affairs Monday during a day-long tour of Washington, casting doubt on the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and expressing skepticism about a muscular U.S. military presence in Asia. The...
The Justice Department said on Monday that it might no longer need Apple ’s assistance in opening an iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., rampage last year. The disclosure led a judge to postpone a court hearing over the issue and temporarily sidesteps what has...
GOP White House hopeful Donald Trump huddled with Washington, D.C., Republicans in the shadow of the Capitol on Monday, an attempt by the political newcomer to appear more presidential as he zeroes in on his party’s nomination. “He kind of talked about his newness here. He’s new...