Mark and Charlie's Blog

Donald Trump isn’t the only presumptive presidential nominee making a turn to the left. As the political world obsesses over the Republican businessman, Hillary Clinton is methodically expanding her plans to supervise or subsidize those remaining spheres of human existence...
National Republican leaders remained sharply divided Tuesday over the likely coronation of Donald Trump as the party’s standard-bearer, foreshadowing a lengthy battle in the two months leading up to the presidential nominating convention in Cleveland. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan...
An Austin lawyer said he will file a lawsuit challenging the results of the Prop. 1 election, alleging the city violated election law by confusing the issue. According to KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman , attorney Martin Harry is filing the lawsuit in Travis...
The cost of the Waller Creek Tunnel project keeps rising. The Austin City Council will consider Thursday adding $5 million to its agreement with Oscar Renda Contracting for delays and other costs city officials say stem from a major flaw in the Waller Creek Tunnel intake’s...
Hours before the West Virginia polls closed Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s top fundraisers got a memo from campaign manager Robby Mook. The message: Even if Bernie runs the table in the remaining states, he still can’t win. It’s a well-known point by now, but it’s still one Mook...
Long before a pack of dogs mauled a woman to death in South Dallas, neighbors repeatedly asked the city to do something about troublesome dogs that lived nearby. They called to report a dog attack in progress. They called to report dogs illegally roaming loose from one house...
The Proposition 1 vote on ride-hailing regulations was emotionally charged and divisive for the Austin tech community, with some contending that a vote against it put Austin's reputation as an innovation hub at risk. Now that Austin voters have officially rejected the ballot...
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Monday for the Fort Worth school superintendent to resign or be removed over a new transgender bathroom policy. Kent Scribner, superintendent of the Fort Worth school district, announced the new bathroom policy at a school board meeting April 19...
The State Department told the Republican National Committee that it could not find any emails to or from Hillary Clinton's former IT specialist, who managed her private email server during her tenure as secretary of state before going on to work for the agency, according to a...