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"Boy, is that an industry that needs some housecleaning," Sabato said. In all eight of this year's marquee Senate races, Republican candidates beat the polling averages compiled by Real Clear Politics, and in two of the races — North Carolina and Kansas — Republicans pulled off...
Wasting no time, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott spoke Wednesday with state Sen. Dan Patrick, the state’s newly elected lieutenant governor, lunched with state House Speaker Joe Straus and named longtime First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge to lead his transition to power. “It...
Forbes has released their list of the 72 most powerful people in the world, and for the second day in a row, the Leader of the Free World is getting some not so great news. Once again, Russia's Vladmir Putin has come out on top, followed by President Barack Obama and People's...
Teachers unions spent big on the midterm elections, dropping as much as $80 million on mostly Democrat candidates and losing big. The National Educational Association and the American Federation of Teachers spent their members' dues to support labor-friendly candidates in states...
Dallas nurse Amber Vinson says she felt “terrible” that people criticized her decision to fly on an airplane with what turned out to be the early symptoms of Ebola. “Because that’s not me, I’m not careless. I’m not reckless. I’m an ICU nurse,” Vinson told Matt Lauer in an...
Two things were clear long before the votes were counted on Tuesday night: President Obama would face a Congress with more Republicans for his final two years in office, and the results would be seen as a repudiation of his leadership. But that was not the way Mr. Obama saw it...
Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection. In Oregon, the law legalizes personal possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana for people 21 years of age and older. Mimicking similar plans in...
The Aloha State is saying goodbye to some of its homeless residents with one-way tickets to the Lower 48. According to Civil Beat, Hawaii's Institute for Human Services (IHS) is launching a $1.3 million initiative to fight homelessness, but parts of the plan have raised some...
One night in early September, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called a longtime colleague, Sen. Pat Roberts, from his living room in Louisville, furious about the 78-year-old Republican’s fumbling and lethargic reelection campaign. Roberts had raised a paltry $62,000 in...