Mark and Charlie's Blog

Sanders called out GE ( GE ) for shipping jobs to Mexico , shutting down American factories and working hard to minimize its tax bill. "That is greed and that's selfishness. That is lack of respect for the people of this country," the Democratic presidential candidate told the...
Talk of a potential contested convention began swirling among top GOP officials before primary season even began. And now, with crucial March 15 contests in the rear-view mirror and multiple GOP candidates still remaining in the race, a contested convention is looking...
Going under for surgery can be a terrifying experience for anyone, but one Texas woman is more upset about what doctors said when she was sedated. Ethel Easter said that she hid a audio recorder in her hair extensions while undergoing a hernia operation in Houston, and later...
Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would use a federal anti-terrorism surveillance law as a tool to force Mexico to pay for the border wall he has pledged to build on the U.S.'s southern border. Trump outlined the steps his administration would undertake to compel Mexico to pay...
The news that New York state has just passed what is being hailed as the most comprehensive and generous paid family leave law in the country had me thinking about the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York." As the song goes, "If I can make it there, I'll make it...
Ford insists that there will not be a loss to U.S. jobs. Still, the move is sure to stir up criticism. Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Ford for its investments in Mexico. He has threatened to impose steep taxes, known as tariffs, on cars Ford tries to import from Mexico...
An Austin police officer who tried to take down a man believed to be burglarizing cars Sunday morning was seriously wounded after the suspect pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and shot the officer in the abdomen, Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The shooter — a white man in his...
A community development built just for Austin's homeless community opened on Saturday. The Community First Village is located in East Austin, near Decker Lane off Hog Eye Road and has 140 micro homes. Each home has a unique design with its own porch and is 180 square feet. The...
A Texas cyclist was dragged 2,000 feet by a truck that hit her and kept going. Elizabeth English was riding her bike in Austin, Texas when a pickup truck hit her earlier this week, trapping her underneath. She kept her head up to protect her brain, leaving the rest of her body...