Mark and Charlie's Blog

Donald J. Trump ’s newly installed campaign chief sought to assure members of the Republican National Committee on Thursday night that Mr. Trump recognized the need to reshape his persona and that his campaign would begin working with the political establishment that he has...
North Texas school district has uncovered errors in the scoring of some state-mandated exams, and school leaders are now paying nearly $50,000 to double-check thousands of test results. Lewisville district leaders are questioning the accuracy and validity of the scoring of high...
A mid rising drug and health care costs and roiling market dynamics, the spokesperson for the nation’s health insurers is predicting substantial increases next year in Obamacare premiums and related costs. Without venturing a specific percentage increase, Marilyn Tavenner, the...
The pastor involved in a legal fight with Whole Foods Market over a cake with an anti-gay slur written on it also faces a separate lawsuit that accuses him of defaulting on about $28,000 in student loans. Jordan Brown, a gay pastor at the Church of Open Doors in Austin, filed a...
The "World's Meanest Mom" is selling her 15-year-old daughter's truck on Craigslist to teach her a lesson. Amy Adams writes in the Craigslist ad, which was posted Tuesday, the reason she's selling the truck -- or what she calls "every teenage kid's dream vehicle" is because her...
Donald Trump , after notching a big win in New York, is planning to roll out significant changes in his campaign, including giving a policy speech on foreign affairs and using teleprompters and a speechwriter. He and his newly recast team also are pledging to do more outreach to...
Donald Trump's campaign advisers believe the billionaire mogul is emerging as the "prohibitive favorite" in the Republican presidential race and project that he will accumulate more than 1,400 delegates to secure the nomination on the first round of balloting at the party's...
All states to some extent say that motorists suspected of drunken driving can lose their licenses by refusing to submit to an alcohol test. But North Dakota, Minnesota and a handful of other states go further and make it a crime to refuse to submit to the test. The Supreme Court...
New York’s primary has rarely been more than a footnote in presidential history. But on Tuesday that all changed. Donald Trump won his home state by a substantial margin, while Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders, son of Brooklyn. A prediction: The minute the results are...