Mark and Charlie's Blog

It was just a few weeks ago that Donald Trump started to have some company at the top of Republican presidential polling, as Ben Carson’s support surged. But as MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki noted this morning, the retired neurosurgeon has struggled to maintain his frontrunner status...
Who benefits when a dad takes two months paid leave? First, there's the baby, of course. Research shows that men who take paid paternity leave are more likely to be involved with their children in the years to follow. There's some evidence that the leave helps cognitive...
An Orange County man said he is outraged by the way he was treated on an American Airlines flight because he is overweight. Chris Shelley claimed he was kicked off the plane because he weighs a few more pounds. “The worst part was being treated as if I was some sort of criminal...
In case you slept in Saturday morning and missed Mayor Mike Rawlings discussing Syrian refugees live on MSNBC, here you go . Rawlings previously told The Dallas Morning News that he would welcome Syrian refugees to the city . He said becoming xenophobic about refugees would “...
Bellmead police were trying to identify a woman seen on video Friday shooting at a fleeing man suspected of trying to snatch an elderly woman’s purse. The man was subdued just afterward by a group of residents and arrested by Bellmead police. Read More
Five girls wearing makeshift scout uniforms stood before top Boy Scout brass this month and made an announcement: We want in. “I want to be a Boy Scout ,” Allie Westover, 13, told a panel of men in khaki uniforms weighted by pins and patches. She dropped a scout application in...
Members of an anti-Islam group protested outside a mosque in Irving Saturday. They were armed with guns and appeared in opposition to plans for Syrian refugees to be settled in the United States. Irving police were also there in large numbers, with SWAT teams on standby. A group...
A surveillance video has been released by New Orleans police of the moment a man shot a Tulane medical student who was coming to the aid of a woman who was being mugged. The Good Samaritan, 25-year-old Peter Gold, was shot in the stomach early on Friday morning after he...
Donald J. Trump, who earlier in the week said he was open to requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a database, said on Thursday night that he “would certainly implement that — absolutely.” Mr. Trump was asked about the issue by an NBC News reporter and pressed on...