Saturday, August 24, 2019

Senator Tester and Admiral Jackson

The Story: Senator Jon Tester (D-MONT), the top Democrat on the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the US Senate, took a lead role in the events...
The Trump Postcards: Asia Edition

Blankenship Plays the China Card

The Story:  Don Blankenship, the former coal executive and ex-con running in West Virginia for the Republican nomination for a seat in the US Senate,...
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Justice Gorsuch Breaks with ‘Conservatives’ in 5-4 Case

The Story: The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided Sessions v. Dimaya, a dispute over a provision in the Immigration and Naturalization Act that provides that non-citizen...

Republicans Retain a House Seat: Arizona Special Election

The Story: Voters in Arizona's 8th congressional district, in a special election Tuesday, April 24, kept that seat on the Republican side, voting for Debbie...
Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: Bond Holders versus Pensioners

 The Story: The Oversight Board created to put the finances of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico back on a sound footing has approved an austerity...

Utah Republican Convention Sets Up Primary Clash

The Story: Republican delegates at a convention in West Valley City, Utah, tried on Saturday, April 21 to choose a Senate candidate for the seat...
Sen. Manchin: Trump should pull drug czar nominee

Challenge to Senator Manchin from his Left

The Story:  On May 8, Democratic voters in West Virginia will likely re-nominate their party's incumbent Senator, Joe Manchin, despite a primary challenge from his...

West Virginia GOP Primary Approaches

The Story: On May 8, Republican voters in West Virginia will choose their party's nominee to oppose the re-election campaign of Senator Joe Manchin (D)....

Who Is Scooter Libby? and Why the Pardon?

The Story:  On April 13, 2018, President Donald Trump pardoned I. Lewis ("Scooter") Libby, a man convicted in 2007 in connection with the leak of...

Alaska’s Voters and a ‘Good Government’ Initiative

The Story: This November, Alaskans may vote on an initiative that would disclose financial conflicts of interest of the state legislators, limit the gifts they...