Mark and Charlie's Blog

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. vowed authorities would conduct a transparent and independent investigation into the shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. "Like you, there is a lot that we do not understand, and at this point, like you, I am demanding answers...
A meeting this week between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton is creating headaches for Hillary Clinton's campaign. Lynch and Bill Clinton met privately in Phoenix Monday after the two realized they were on the same tarmac, an aide to the former...
The Austin City Council narrowly gave final approval to increasing the city’s homestead exemption Wednesday, which will save the typical Austin homeowner about $23 a year while the city takes in $3.8 million less revenue. The measure will knock 8 percent off the value of a home...
Istanbul (CNN)As passengers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport waited to board their flights Wednesday, workers picked up shattered glass and washed away blood that was barely dry. Hours earlier, three terrorists attacked the arrivals hall and a nearby parking lot with gunfire and...
DALLAS -- Approximately 40 participants attending a Tony Robbins seminar downtown suffered minor burn injuries late Thursday after walking across hot coals in what is being described as a motivational event. Trainers for Robbins' motivational seminars told News 8 walking on...
Democrats and Republicans nearly came to blows on the House floor during an extraordinary sit-in protest for a vote on gun control legislation on Wednesday night that stretched into Thursday morning. At one point, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas approached the Democrats...
A man who says he was Omar Mateen's lover has claimed the mass murderer acted out of revenge after finding out one of his partners was HIV positive. Mateen, 29, shot dead 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, on June 12 in America's worst mass shooting. Read more.
Every day, in F.B.I. offices around the country, agents leaf through classified counterterrorism documents on American citizens one last time. They reread informant reports and review surveillance logs. And then they close the case and walk away. It is a weighty decision, one...
It was one of George W. Bush’s most viscerally powerful commercials against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race: a pack of wolves lurking in a forest as a narrator accused Mr. Kerry of slashing intelligence gathering against terrorists. “Weakness attracts those who are...